Obit: Zielanis, Pauline Martha (1917 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Zielanis, Musial, Hodorowski, Wyczawski, Fulton, Genelin, Johnson, Eide, Harrington, Cotter, Czernicki, Tomkowiak, Leski, Zielinski, Kowalski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 1/07/2015

Zielanis, Pauline Martha (29 July 1917 - 31 December 2014)

Pauline M. Zielanis, age 97, of Thorp passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Miller Alternative Care in Thorp. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 12:00 noon at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski officiated and burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Pallbearers were: Walt Wyczawski, Brian Wyczawski, Jayce Wyczawski, Robert Fulton, Michael Genelin, and Jack Eide. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Pauline Martha Hodorowski was born on July 29, 1917, in Thorp, WI, to Albert J. and Mary Ann (Musial) Hodorowski. Pauline was united in marriage to Alfred J. Zielanis on December 27, 1941. Prior to her marriage, Polly worked in Milwaukee, and later moved to Chicago, where she and her husband lived. In the spring of 1942, they moved to the Zielanis family farm in Thorp to help run the farm. While on the farm, Polly was active in her church circle as well as serving as a leader in her children’s 4-H club. She and her husband remained on the dairy farm until 1974 when they moved to their country home east of Thorp. Polly then took a job at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen and worked there for the next 11 years. When she retired, she and her husband enjoyed quilting, fishing, gardening, and visiting with their children and grandchildren. In 2001, after the death of her husband, Polly moved to an apartment in Thorp and continued to live a vivacious life. In 2008, Polly moved to Miller Alternative Care in Thorp where she lived until her death.

She will be sadly missed by her four daughters: Pat (Walt) Wyczawski, Arlene (Robert) Fulton, Katherine (Michael) Genelin, and Joanne (Rick Johnson) Eide; seven grandchildren: Brian Wyczawski, Kristin (Bryan) Harrington, Glenn (Kaylee) Fulton, Irene (Andy) Cotter, Matthew (Megan) Genelin, Jill Eide and Jack Eide; nine great-grandchildren: Terra Wyczawski, Polly Harrington, Helen Harrington, Max Fulton, Liam Fulton, Riley Genelin, Ani Belle Cotter, Jayce Wyczawski, and Austin Wyczawski. She is further survived by one sister-in-law; Mitzi Hodorowski, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Joseph, John, Harry and Frank Hodorowski and five sisters: Molly Hodorowski, Clara Czernicki, Anna Tomkowiak, Helen Leski, and Rose Zielinski.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hope House in Marshfield, WI or to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at:  Thorp Funeral Home in Thorp, WI assisted the family with arrangements.



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