Obit: Pawelek, John P. #2 (1877 - 1962)


Surnames: Pawelek, Markiewicz, Rocnsch, Kwapy, Staggell, Swenson

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/12/1962

Pawelek, John P. (15 AUG 1877 - 1 APR 1962)

Last rites were held for John Pawelek, 84, retired Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) businessman at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Thursday, April 5, Father Brockman officiating.

Mr. Pawelek died at Victory Memorial Hospital at Stanley on April 1st, 1962, following an attack of pneumonia. He had been a patient in the aged ward of the hospital for several months.

The deceased was born in Poland on Aug. 15, 1877 and came to America in 1893. He resided in Chicago for several years and was married there to Mary Markiewicz on Sept. 22, 1903.

He and his wife and family came to Thorp in 1906 where he made his home until death.

He is survived by three sons, Dr. Stanley Pawelek, 1318 E. 36th St., Baltimore, Md., Dr. Alan R. Pawelek, 107 Furnlea Drive, Glen Burnie, Md., Richard E. Pawelek, 3731 65th St., Jackson Heights, N.Y., and daughters, Mrs. Ralph Rocnsch, 3434 So. 39th St., Milwaukee, Mrs. C.R. Kwapy, 8849 Jackson Park Blvd., Wauwatosa, Wis., Mrs. Lewis Staggell, 563 Alhambra Way, San Mateo, Calif., and Mrs. F.H. Swenson, 384 Merriman Rd., Akron 3, Ohio, 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Interment took place in St. Bernard’s Cemetery at Thorp. Pallbearers were Gordon Wolf, Pat Soderberg, Eugene Wilhelm, Bill Vanderhyden, Louis Badzinski and B. Burkhardt.



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