Obit: Smrecek, Marian L. #2 (1932 – 2014)


Surnames: Smrecek, Podrovitz, Cerne, Tenut, Ryan, Bennett, Wallick

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 05 Mar 2014

Smrecek, Marian L. (17 JUN 1932 – 28 FEB 2014)

Marian L. Smrecek, 81, Loyal, died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 8, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate. Burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Willard. Marian's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m., until time of service.

Marian Louise Podrovitz was born on June 17, 1932, in rural Clark County, to George and Matilda (nee Cerne) Podrovitz. She was raised in the Chicago area and spent her summers in Willard. When she was 10, her family purchased a farm and moved to Willard, where she continued her education in the Willard/Greenwood area. Marian married Daniel R. Smrecek on Nov. 26, 1949, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. In addition to being a farm wife, Marian also worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for the Greenwood Co-op for a few years. She then worked as a postal clerk at various post offices until her retirement. Marian resided in Loyal until entering the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen in 2007. In 2008, she moved to Miller Alternative Care in Marshfield, and then moved to A Touch of Home in Marshfield in 2010, where she resided until her death. In her spare time, Marian loved to cook, garden, play the accordion, dance, and listen to gospel music. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its PCCW, and a member of the K.S.K.J. Lodge for many years.

She is survived by seven children, David Smrecek, Brookfield, Diane (Ray) Tenut, Big Lake, Minn., Danny "Smack" Smrecek, Loyal, Dale (Penny) Smrecek, Greenwood, Jennifer "Dawn" (Kevin Wallick) Ryan, Landenberg, Pa., Dean Smrecek, Marshfield, and Dana (Randy) Smrecek-Bennett, Cadott; nine grandchildren, Erich Smrecek, Nicholas Smrecek, Douglas Tenut, Marcus Smrecek, Cory Smrecek, Kyle Smrecek, Luke Smrecek, Sierra Ryan-Wallick and Zac Smrecek; two great-grandchildren, Amarah and Amaya Smrecek; one brother, Michael (Kandi) Podrovitz, Willard; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel, on Jan. 6, 2006; and one daughter-in-law, Barbara Smrecek.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Marian's name to St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal, or the Clark County Humane Society in Neillsville.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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