Obit: Lukasiewicz, Mary (1865 - 1953)
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Surnames: Lukasiewicz, Bentkowski, Bonczkowski, Wysocki, Posen, Brzezinski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/09/1953

Lukasiewicz, Mary (2 FEB 1865 - 28 MAR 1953)

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Lukasiewicz, 88, by Rev. Francis Piekarski, assisted by Revs. Herbert Zoromski and Eugene Knopka, at St. Hedwig’s Church at 10:00 o’clock Wednesday morning, April 1st, 1953. Mrs. Lukasiewicz passed away at the hospital at Chippewa Falls on March 28th of old age infirmities.

The deceased has been a resident of this community for the past fifty-eight years. She sold her farm home in the Town of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) to her son Peter, eleven years ago, but continued to make her home there until death.

Mary Bentkowski was born in Poland on Feb. 2, 1865. She came to America in the year 1882 and resided in Athrem, Pa., for five years and where she was untied in marriage to Mathew Lukasiewicz on Feb. 8, 1887. They moved to Eric, Colo., where they lived for three years before coming to Thorp to settle on a farm in 1895.

Mrs. Lukasiewicz was of the pioneer type of woman who aided her husband in establishing a home in a wilderness, together with the raising of a large family. She lived to see the fruits of her labor gather in quality and enjoyed the companionship of neighbors and friends to its utmost. She was a member of St. Hedwig’s Holy Rosary Society.

She is survived by six sons, Frank of Abbotsford, William, Anthony and Joseph of Chicago and Mike and Peter of Thorp; four daughters, Mary, Mrs. Walter Bonczkowski, Margaret, Mrs. Joseph Wysocki, Rose, Mrs. Edward Bonczkowski and Eva, Mrs. Stanley Posen, all of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Stella Brzezinski of Reynoldsville, Pa., twenty-eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in 1936; also two daughters, Tillie, 4, and Anna, 3, and two sons, John 32? And Walter 4.

Interment took place in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Harry Bonczkowski, Peter Lukasiewicz, Jr., Norman Lukas, Stanley Sternal Jr., Louis Wojtkiewicz and John Wnek, Jr.



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