Obit: Laniewski, Sophia (1885 – 1967)
Surnames: Laniewski, Smodilla, Lee, Marcinak
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Nov 1967
Laniewski, Sophia (15 MAY 1885 – NOV 1967)
Private funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Laniewski, 82, of Rt. 5, Chippewa Falls were held Thursday morning at Notre Dame Church, with Father T.M. Scheible officiating.
Mrs. Laniewski was born May 15, 1885 in Poland. She was united in marriage to John Laniewski in Poland. She came to the United States when she was 19 years old and settled in Gilman, then moved to a farm near Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.). He husband died in 1939. In 1947 she and her sons moved to Bateman, where they owned and operated the Bateman Store and Tavern.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Smodilla and Mrs. Leo Lee, both of Chicago, and three sons, Felix of Rt. 5, Chippewa Falls; Leon of Madison; and Stanley of Chicago; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Basil Marcinak of Poland.
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