Obit: Smoczyk, Ernest James (1955 - 2010)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Smoczyk, Mendalski, Hakes,
Blanchette, Meyer, Kirschner
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark
Co., WI.) April 7, 2010
Smoczyk, Ernest James (11 April 1955 - 2
Ernest J. Smoczyk, age 54, of Stanley (formerly of Thorp) passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010, at his
Funeral services were held on Wednesday,
April 7, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Thorp Funeral Home in Thorp,
with Rev. Keith Apfelbeck officiating. Burial followed in St.
Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held on
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at
the Thorp Funeral Home.
Ernest James Smoczyk was born on April
11, 1955, in Stanley, WI to Frank and Frances (Mendalski)
Smoczyk. He received his education at area schools and
graduated from Thorp High School in 1973. After
completing his education, Ernest worked at Natzke’s Cheese
Factory and Blue Moon Cheese Factory. He was united in
marriage to Pamela Hakes on December 2, 1978, at St. Bernard-St.
Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp. They later
Over the years, Ernest also worked for
Wisconsin Truss Co. in Cornell and did some logging. Most
recently, Ernest worked on a dairy farm in Cadott.
In his spare time, Ernest loved to go
fishing, watch Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer games, and he
loved to attend country music festivals whenever possible. He
was an easy going man who loved being around people and
Ernest is survived by his two children:
Allisha (Nick) Blanchette of Weston, WI and Jesse (Jessica) Smoczyk
of Marion, NC; three grandchildren: Trey, Talin, and Kendra; three
step-grandchildren: Bethany, Savannah, and Michelle; three
brothers: Ed Smoczyk of Arcadia, Leon Smoczyk of Chippewa Falls,
and Henry Smoczyk of Thorp; two sisters: Rose Meyer and Mary
Kirschner, both of Stanley; nieces, nephews, and many
He was preceded in death by his parents
and one brother: Benedict Smoczyk.
Online condolences may be directed to:
The Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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