Obit: Lencz, Pauline (1928 - 2011)


Surnames: Gomulka, Krawchuk, Lencz, Lindbergh, Munson, Niec, Rusnak, Schumann, Shewczyk, Wilds, Wojcik, Ziemba

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, April 28, 2011, online edition

Lencz, Pauline (Shewczyk) (June 6, 1928 - April 19, 2011)

Pauline Lencz, age 82, of Lublin, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Clark County Health Care Center in Owen. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 26 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Lublin, with Rev. Ted Wojcik officiating.

Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Gregg Lencz, Randy Budrus, Charles Szemraj, Carmen Ricca, Dave Shewczyk and Ron Ziemba.

Pauline Shewczyk was born on June 6, 1928 in Lublin to Steve and Katherine (Niec) Shewczyk and received her education at area schools.

She was united in marriage to Harry Lencz on October 15, 1946 at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church. Pauline and her husband owned and operated Lencz's Locker and Food Market for over 40 years. Additionally, Pauline worked as a home health care nurse and later worked for Weather Shield.

In her spare time, Pauline enjoyed decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs year round. By paying strict attention to the smallest details, her Easter eggs were widely recognized around the area and some were placed in art museums in Madison and Eau Claire. She also enjoyed watching football, softball and baseball games over the years.

She was a member of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church and helped start the Democratic Party in Lublin.

Pauline is survived by three sons, Gregg (Karen) Lencz of Withee, Gary Lencz of Withee and Steven (special friend Diane Wilds) Lencz of Owen; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Ziemba of Stanley and Stella Gomulka of Lublin; one brother, Harry (Mitzie) Shewczyk of Gilman; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry Lencz; five sisters, Julia Rusnak, Ann Schumann, Eva Lindbergh, Olga Munson and Rosie Krawchuk; and one brother, Nick Shewczyk.

Pauline was a very caring person who always had time to help and enjoy others while she was physically able.

Online condolences may be directed to

Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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