Sluzewski, Josephine (1904 - 1999)






----Source: Thorp Courier (Clark County) January 6, 1999


Josephine A. Slezewski, 94, Owen, died Sunday, January 3, 1999, 3:55 p.m. at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen.

Services were held Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Owen at 11:00 a.m. with Father Al Jakubowski officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Withee. Pallbearers were Jeffrey and David Sluzewski, Mark and Matthew Gehrke, Tom Greschner and James Maurina. Visitation was held at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5.

Josephine was born on October 20, 1904 the daughter of Vincent and Kathryn (Lesniewski) Ignowski in Lemont, Illinois. She attended schools in the Lemont area. After her education she was at home with her family and later cared for her mother who passed away at home. She married Edward Sluzewski, Sr., on September 28, 1927 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, Thorp. After their marriage they lived in Chicago until 1936. They then moved to a farm in the Town of Maplehurst, Taylor County until 1944 when they moved to a farm in the Town of Hixon, Clark County. Josephine resided here for 51 years, until 1995 when she entered the Health Care Center. Josephine was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters: Lucille (John) Greschner of Owen, Joan Cantwell of Ixonia, WI, Dorothy (Thomas) Gehrke of Owen her sons: Dr. Edward (DeEtta) Sluzewski of Owen, Robert Sluzewski of Owen, Lennard (Yvonne) Sluzewski of Menomonee Falls, WI her sister and brother: Evelyn Rogalski of Thorp and Michael Igonowski of The Dallas, Oregon 12 Grandchildren and 10 great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward on November 25, 1990, her parents, her brothers: John and Joseph Igoe, her sister: Elizabeth Sluzewski and her son-in-law, David Cantwell.



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