Obit: Paczkowski, Edward Adam (1916 - 2009)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Paczkowski, Gronek, Koperski, Hasenfang, Patch, Letvinuck, Pawlak, Prokopinski, Bartsch, Ryktarsyk, Apfelbeck 

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) December 16, 2009 

Paczkowski, Edward Adam (30 August 1916 - 12 December 2009) 

Edward Paczkowski, age 93, of Withee, died peacefully at his home on Satruday, December 12, 2009. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church. Rev. Keith Apfelbeck will officiate and burial will follow in Old ST. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery.  Edward’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers: David Patch, Jr., James Paczkowski, Joe Paczkowski, Shawn Paczkowski, Kelly Letvinuck and Jeremy Hasenfang.  Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.  

Edward Adam Paczkowski was born on August 30, 1916, in rural Withee, WI, the son of Martin and Frances (Gronek) Paczkowski.  He was raised on the family farm and received his education at area schools. After completing his education, Edward moved to Detroit, where he worked for a short time.  He then moved back to Withee and worked on the home farm with his father.  He was united in marriage to Victoria Koperski on November 21, 1942, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp.  Edward farmed his entire life in Withee until his retirement. 

The joys of his life were family, farming, fishing and hunting. 

Edward is survived by his 8 children: Marvin Paczkowski of Withee, Dennis (Betty) Paczkowski of Withee, Janice Hasenfang of Marshfield, David Patch, Sr. of Withee, Shirley (Ronald) Letvinuck of Greenwood, Nancy Paczkowski of Wausau, Carol Paczkowski of New York, NY, and Jeffrey Paczkowski of Thorp.  He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Victoria, on June 26, 2003; three brothers: Joseph Paczkowski, John Patch, and Leon Patch; and four sisters: Martha Pawlak, Ann Prokopinski, Sophie Bartsch, and Helen Ryktarsyk. 

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Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  



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