Obit: Gliniecki, Amanda A. (1927 – 2016)
Surnames: Gliniecki, Schmidt, Rosandich, Hilgart, Marmer, Drewiske, Krueger, Schultz, Elliot, Dick
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 02 Nov2016
Gliniecki, Amanda A. (3 SEP 1927 – 26 OCT 2016)
Amanda A. Gliniecki, 89, died peacefully with her daughters at her side at 12:03 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Wells Nature View in Marshfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford, with Rev. Sengole Vethanayagam officiating. Music was provided by St. Joseph’s Resurrection Choir, Debbie Gliniecki, director, and Jan Schmidt, organist. Burial took place at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in the town of McMillan. Pallbearers were her grandsons with granddaughters acting as honorary pallbearers.
Amanda Rosandich was born on Sept. 3, 1927, in the town of Sherwood, Clark County, to Stephen and Katherine (nee Mazar) Rosandich. She was the youngest girl in a family of eight sons and fi ve daughters. Her elementary education was in a one-room school house in the town of Sherwood. Amanda graduated from Granton High School in 1946 and was then employed at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory in Marshfield until the time of her marriage. She married Rueben P. Gliniecki on Nov. 19, 1949, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bakerville. He died on Oct. 19, 1995. They had been married 45 years. After her marriage, she was briefly employed as a housekeeper. She and Rueben farmed in the town of Eau Pleine until his retirement. They continued “hobby” farming until 1995. She was a devoted farmwife, mother and grandmother. Amanda was a member of the Christian Mothers and later the Parish Council of Christian Women.
Amanda’s greatest joys were found in her family and in her faith. She expressed her love for family through baking and cooking, flavoring dishes with prayers. Her children and grandchildren know that the aroma of freshly baked bread, cinnamon rolls, or chocolate chip cookies is the smell of love. Family gatherings meant perfectly fried chicken, “special recipe” potato salad along with an abundance of other dishes. She loved babies and could calm any child in her arms and as those babies grew up, she continued to calm their fears and worries by praying for them. How many have asked “Grandma can you pray me?” and know that a rosary or two would find their way to heaven. The depression years and lean years on the farm had taught her to be frugal. Amanda was a “saver.” Buttons, ribbons, raveled yarns were carefully sorted and kept in whatever metal or plastic tins were available. If something was needed, she had it.
Amanda’s greatest challenge was her health. In her younger years, she struggled with asthma, later with cancer, and finally with multiple health issues. Through all the painful struggles, she trusted in the Lord to make sense of the pain. She taught her children and grandchildren not to give up, to endure, and to be thankful.
Amanda is survived by her sons: David (Marge) Gliniecki of Stevens Point, Phillip (Lynn) Gliniecki of Hatley, and Matthew (Patti) Gliniecki of West Des Moines, Iowa; her daughters: Madaline (Gerald) Hilgart of Auburndale, and Joan (Jeffery) Marmer of Menasha; a son-in-law, David Drewiske of Hudson; her grandchildren: Gabriel (Kate) Gliniecki, Caitlin Gliniecki, Amanda (Brian) Elliott, Andrew Hilgart, Davis (Megan) Drewiske, Jacob, Madaline, and Katherine Drewiske, Felicia (Travis) Krueger, Lance Gliniecki, Steven, Jennifer, and Aaron Marmer, and John and Peter Gliniecki; two great-grandsons: Carsten Krueger and Owen Elliott; a sister: Helen Schultz; a brother: Louis (Libby) Rosandich: two sisters-in-law: Eileen Rosandich and Marcella Gliniecki; and a brother-in-law, Bernard Dick.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; two daughters: Donna Mae Gliniecki on Aug. 7, 1963, and Karen Rose Drewiske on Feb. 19, 2014; seven brothers: Joseph, Michael, John, Steven, Thomas, Paul, and Nicholas Rosandich; and three sisters: Rose Bymers, Mary Barten, and Ann Bartel.
The family wishes to thank Ministry Home Care as well as Patti and the staff at Wells Nature View for their loving care during Amanda’s final days. Memorials may be designated in her name to St. Joseph’s Catholic School or to the Catholic school of your choice.
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