Smrecek, Patricia (1939 - 2001)






----Source: Marshfield News Herald 4/ /2001


Patricia Smrecek

GREENWOOD--Patricia Ann Smrecek, 61, of Greenwood (Town of Warner) died at 5:40 a.m. April 18, 2001, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. Father Joseph Follmar and Father Michael Mertens will officiate. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Willard.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 pm. Friday at the Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood and again on Saturday morning at the funeral home prior to the services. There will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Patricia Ann Steponik was born on June 9, 1939, in Wood County, the daughter of John and Christine (nee Reshel) Steponik. She received her elementary education in the City Point and Pittsville Schools and graduated from Pittsville High School. She attended teaching college in Wisconsin Rapids and Whitewater. She taught for the Waterloo, Neillsville (Mound School) and Greenwood school districts.

On Aug. 10, 1962, Patricia and Ralph Smrecek were united in marriage at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Ralph and Pat lived in Willard and then moved to Greenwood in 1978. They raised four boys together and farmed in the Town of Warner. Patricia enjoyed her collection of bears and butterflies, gardening, flowers and walks along the river.

Pat was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and their St. Ann's Society. She was very proud of her four sons and enjoyed the time they spent as a family.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Smrecek of Greenwood her mother, Christine Steponik of Wausau her four sons, Ralph Jr. (Vicki) Smrecek of Greenwood, Jeff (Michele) Smrecek of Edgerton, Tim (Amy) Smrecek of Eau Claire and Jon Smrecek of Marshfield four grandchildren, Katelyn, Ashley, Kade and Kellie Smrecek her sisters, Betty (Al) Richter of Hancock, Joyce (Larry) Zschernitz of Schofield and her brother, Jim (Barb) Steponik of Merrill.

Patricia was preceded in death by one brother, John Steponik Jr. and her father in March of 1999.



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