Obit: Gaska, Catherine (1879 - 1964)


Surnames: Gaska, Sydorowicz, Czech, Biddle

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04/16/1964

Gaska, Catherine (9 NOV 1879 - 7 APR 1964)

Last rites were held at St. Hedwig's Chapel here on Saturday morning, April 11th at ten o'clock for Mrs. Frank (Catherine) Gaska, 84, who passed away at the Memorial Hospital at Stanley on April 7, 1964. Father Edward Masalewicz officiated.

The deceased was born in Poland on Nov. 9, 1879. She came to America in the year 1902 and lived at St. louis, Mo., until 1916. She was united in marriage to Frank Gaska there in 1903. They came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) in 1916 and farmed in the town of Withee for 13 years, also in the Town of Thorp for four years, and in the Town of Reseburg until 1950, when they moved to the city of Thorp. The couple has been residing at the Stanley Nursing Home since 1960.

Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Sydorowicz of Neillsville, (Genevieve) Mrs. John Czech of Hannibal, and (Wanda) Mrs. Andrew Biddle of Thorp, 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. One sister, Christine, preceded her in death.

Burial was made in St. Hedwig's Parish Cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers, Larry and Gary Biddle, Adolph and John Czech, and Charles and Victor Sydorowicz.

The following persons from out of town were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Catherine Gaska on April 11th: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Chrzaszcz, Lublin, Larry Biddle, Fairfax, Va., Mrs. Julia Gaska and Mrs. Tillie Mnich, St. Louis, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sydorowicz and son Joey, Menomonie Falls, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Nick Sydorowicz Jr. and Frank Sydorowicz, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sydorowicz, Viola, Wis., Mrs. Pauline Sydorowicz and Victor Sydorowicz, Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Czech and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Frasse and children, Belvidere, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Czech, Medford, John Czech, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Czech and family, Westboro, Mr. and Mrs. John Czech, Adolph and Kathy Czech, Hannibal, and friends from Lublin, Stanley and surrounding areas.



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