Obit: Dubiak, Frank (1913- 2011)


Surnames: Berg, Bockin, Doerfler, Dubiak, Gibbons, Hnatko, Kadelac, Klisch, Petersen, Stanko, Thowless, Wasylko, Wojcik, Wright, Zaremba

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, January 7, 2011, online edition

Dubiak, Frank (February 21, 1913 - January 7, 2011)

Frank Dubiak, age 97, of Lublin, Wis., passed away on Friday, January 7, 2011 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Stanley.

He was born on February 21, 1913 in Lopez, Penn., to the late Sam and Eva (Kadelac) Dubiak.

The family moved to Lublin soon after and Frank attended area schools. As a young man, he worked in a CCC camp before he moved to Chicago, Ill. Frank served his country in the Army during WWII and was a veteran of the European Theater. Frank returned to Chicago after the war and continued his employment.

On September 20, 1947, he married Helen Hnatko. In 1948 he returned and purchased the family farm. Frank retired in 1978. He was a faithful member of the Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Lublin, serving as Council President in addition to many other vital jobs, being the caretaker of the church grounds. He also was a member of American Legion Post 547, Lublin. Frank's hobbies included gardening and woodworking, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; his son, Tom (Paula) Dubiak of Lublin; two daughters, Sharon (Don) Gibbons of Fort Collins, Colo., and Linda (Dave) Bockin of Mondovi; seven grandchildren, Christine (Kevin) Wright, Dan (Trish) Dubiak, Bryan Dubiak, Nikolai, Donovan and Janelle Gibbons and Mariah Bockin; step-grandchildren, Brad Bockin, Stephanie (Randy) Petersen and Lindsey (Joe) Thowless; his brother, Steve (Ann) Dubiak; and his sisters, Ann Doerfler, Pauline Zaremba, Mary Wasylko and Olga Berg.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Helen Stanko, Ella Klisch and Mae Dubiak in infancy; brothers, Peter, George, Harry and Joseph; and his infant twin grandsons, Adam and Jacob Dubiak.

A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, Lublin. Father Chris Wojcik is officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gilman Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.



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