Obit: Mravik, Albert S. (1918 - 2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Mravik, Cervenansky, Jaeger, Herrick, Long
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) October 1, 2008
Mravik, Albert S. (27 October 1918 - 28 September 2008) With Flag
Albert S. Mravik, age 89, of Gilman, WI passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls, WI. He was born on October 27, 1918 in Lublin, the son of the late John and Louise (Cervenansky) Mravik. He attended area schools and graduated from Medford High School and Taylor County Normal School. Al taught at Roosevelt School for one year before he joined the U. S. Army from 1942-1945. He served in WWII in North Africa and Italy. He also served in the National Guard for over 20 years.
After his discharge, he taught one year in Perkinstown. On May 30, 1946, he was united in marriage to Wilma Jaeger at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Since their marriage, they have resided in the Gilman area. Al worked for the Gilman Post Office and served as postmaster until his retirement in 1974. Besides his love for his family, he enjoyed hunting, bowling, going to auctions, antiques, and collecting rocks. Al was a member of the Gilman American Legion Post #359, the Sheldon V. F. W., the Lions Club, a former member of the Gilman Community Betterment Association, and the Gilman Fire Department, serving as assistant chief until retiring.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma, of Gilman; their children: Rodger (Mulu) Mravik of Gilman, Linda (Michael) Herrick and Gregory Mravik, both of Siren, and Susan Mravik of Ada, OK; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Valentine (Rosella) Mravik, South Milwaukee and Emil (Dawn) Mravik of Portage.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters and brothers: John and Margaret in infancy, William, Louise, Edward, Frances, Amelia, Julia, Steven, and Michael.
A Christian Burial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 3, 2008, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman, WI with Fr. John Long officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior at the Gilman Funeral Home.
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