Obit: Koltis, Sophie (1915 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Koltis, Mudelewski, Wilczek, Stroinski, Gronwoldt, Karpinski, Hull, Lato, Apfelbeck 

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) April 14, 2010 

Koltis, Sophie (15 may 1915 - 7 April 2010) 

Sophie Koltis, age 94, of Thorp passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Oakbrook Health & Rehab in Thorp.  

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Keith Apfelbeck officiated and burial followed in St. Hedwig’s Catholic Cemetery.  

Pallbearers were: Tony Wilczek, Chester Karpinski, Dan Hull, Roy Lato, John Stroinski, and Dan Gronwoldt.  Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.  

Sophie Wilczek was born on May 15, 1915 in Thorp, WI to Steve and Josephine (Mudelewski) Wilczek and was educated at the Jackson School south of Thorp.  She was united in marriage to Edward S. Koltis on September 17, 1938 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp. They farmed for many years until moving to the city of Thorp in 1967.  Sophie loved flowers and also loved to garden.  She could be seen weeding her garden in the early morning hours before it got too hot.  She remained at the house after her husband’s death, until entering Oakbrook Health & Rehab in 2007.  While at Oakbrook, Sophie always enjoyed playing bingo and winning those "2 dollar bills".  

Sophie is survived by her son, Edward A. (Diane) Koltis of Thorp; two granddaughters: Ann (John) Stroinski of Thorp and Sandra (Don) Gronwoldt of Riceville, Iowa; five great-grandchildren: Dale, Jeff, and Ben Stroinski, and Andrea and Zachary Gronwoldt. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward S. Koltis on April 6, 2004; one sister, Mary Karpinski; and one brother, Frank Wilczek.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Thorp Catholic School, 411 E. School St. Thorp, WI 54771 

Online condolences may be directed to:  

Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. 



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