Obit: Tomczak, Katherine Julie #2 (1929 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Tomczak, Dzugala, Perla, Cisowski, Ruzak, Samplawski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) February 18, 2009

Tomczak, Katherine Julie (21 September 1929 –13 February 2009)

Katherine J. Tomczak, age 79, of Stanley formerly of Thorp, died on Friday, February 13, 2009, at her home in Stanley. A memorial service along with inurnment will be held at a later date.

Katherine Julie Perla was born on September 21, 1929, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Joseph and Tekla (Dzugala) Perla. She was raised in Montreal and received her education at St. Aslene Catholic School in Montreal. She was united in marriage to Theodore Tomczak on March 26, 1951, in Toledo, OH. She lived for a few years in Blue Island, IL, before moving to Chicago, where she worked as a seamstress in the clothing department at Evans Department Store. After retiring in 1986, Katherine and Ted moved to Thorp, WI to a home on the east side of town. After her husband’s death, Katherine moved to Morgan Plaza for a few years, before moving to the Moon Park Apartments in Stanley, and later finally residing at The Home Place in Stanley.

In her spare time, Katherine enjoyed reading, knitting, crossword puzzles, traveling, and going to the casinos. She could also speak Polish, English and French fluently.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Tomczak of San Francisco, CA; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three sisters: Bernice Perla, Winnie Perla, and Mary Cisowski, all of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; one sister-in-law, Lillian (Casimer) Ruzak of Thorp; her friend and caregiver, Tammy Samplawski of Stanley; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Theodore, on February 21, 1997.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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