Obit: Konieczny, Frank E. (1923 - 2011)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt


Surnames: Ammentorp, Arnce, Cain, Frinack, Haider, Konieczny, Kuehnhold, Maier, Rohland

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, August 18, 2011, online edition

Konieczny, Frank E. (September 26, 1923 - August 14, 2011)

Frank E. Konieczny, age 87, of the Town of Withee, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee, with the Rev. Bonnie Cain officiating.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home of Owen assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Konieczny was born on September 26, 1923 on the family farm in Thorp, the son of Frank and Sophia (Haider) Konieczny. He attended Pineland School.

Frank was united in marriage to Phyllis Ammentorp on June 16, 1945 at Nazareth Lutheran Church.

In addition to owning a dairy farm in the Town of Withee, Mr. Konieczny also worked at Thorp Silo Company and later was employed at Master Package where he was a foreman. He retired in 1987.

Frank was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and served on the church council. He was a past president of the Paper Workers Union and former member of the Pineland School Board. Frank was also a former manager of the Pineland School Baseball Team.

Frank cherished the time he could spend with family and friends, especially if it included playing sheepshead, cribbage and various card games. Camping, hunting and fishing were some of Frank's other favorite pastimes.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Phyllis Konieczny, Thorp; children, Roger (Jean Arnce), Portage, Sharon (Butch) Maier, Union Grove, David (Chris) Konieczny, Medford, Ginny (Pat) Frinack, Thorp, Paul (Chris) Konieczny, Thorp, and Carol (Dennis) Kuehnhold, Marshfield; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; as well as a sister, Agnes Rohland, Withee; and brothers, Stanley (Adala) Konieczny, Medford, and George (Joanne) Konieczny of Marshfield.
Frank is preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Rohland, and brothers, Tom and Leon Konieczny.

A memorial in Mr. Konieczny's name will be established at a later date.



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