Obit: Pietrzak, Frank #2 (1908 - 1947)
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Surnames: Pietrzak, Mateski, Mason, Cieslek, Cesafsky. Yaeger, Ciolkosz

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/30/1947

Pietrzak, Frank #2 (18 AUG 1908 - 25 JAN 1947)

Frank Pietrzak of the Town of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), father of 7 children, and six other persons were injured early Saturday in an automobile collision on U. S. Highway 14, four miles north of Harvard, Ill.

Pietrzak was a passenger in a car driven by his brother-in-law, Harry Mateski, 26, of 4032 S. Harlem Ave., Stickney, Ill. Also in the car were a sister and brother of Mateski. They are Lorraine, 18, of Stanley and Stanley of Stickney. All were injured, the girl seriously.

The other car was driven by William Fedors, 33, of Chicago. With him were his wife, Frances, 33, and his brother, Peter, 20, of Sheldon. They also were injured.

State Police said that Mateski’s car skidded on frosty pavement and went off on the right shoulder. In getting back on the pavement, the car skidded again and sung broadside into the path of Fedor’s car.

The injured were taken to the Harvard Community Hospital.

Funeral services for Frank Pietrzak will be held this morning (Thursday) at ten o’clock at St. Hedwig’s Church. An obituary will be published next week.

(Follow on in 2/6/1947 Thorp Courier)

Frank Pietrzak, 38, a resident of the town of Withee all his life, passed away of injuries received in an automobile collision on U. S. 14, four miles north of Harvard, Ill. on Jan. 25, 1947.

Mr. Pietrzak was born in Withee, Wis., on August 18, 1908. He was married to Miss Frances Mateski on June 19, 1929 at St. Hedwig’s Church and has been living on a farm in the town of Withee ever since.

Surviving are his wife, Frances, Pietrzak; three sons, James, Ted and Frank Jr.; four daughters, Harriet, Lillian, Mary Ann and Caroline, all of Withee, Wis. Two brothers, Joseph of Minneapolis, Minn. And Albert of Cadott; five sisters, Mrs. Francis Mason, Mrs. Mike Cieslek, Mrs. Frank Cesafsky, Mrs. Frank Yaeger, all of Chicago, and Mrs. Frank Ciolkosz of Thorp.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 30, 1947, at St. Hedwig’s Church, Father Rucki and Father Jerome Kamla officiating. Pallbearers were: Mike Graikowski, Jr., Adam Wiater, Frank Pietrick, John Mikrut, Walter Ciolkosz and Anthony Ciszewski.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were: Joseph Patchak, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Haas, of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Mary Mason, Mrs. Theresa Cieslek, Mrs. Martha Cesafsky, son Robert and daughter Sandra of Chicago, Ill.



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