Obit: Zaborowski, Mary (1920 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Casper, Gabrys, Hattamer, Kalmon, Kowalczyk, Lourdu, Rogers, Stendel, Zaborowski

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 2/28/2018

Zaborowski, Mary (Gabrys) (18 JAN 1920 - 26 FEB 2018)

Mary Zaborowski age 98, of Gilman died of old age on Monday, February 26, 2018 at The Home Place in Stanley.

A funeral mass will be held at 11AM at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman with Father Madanu Lourdu officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service Monday at the Church.

The former Mary Gabrys was born January 18, 1920 in Lublin, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Bert and Anna (Kowalczyk) Gabrys. Following her mother's death in 1944, she sold the farm and moved to Chicago where she helped raise her younger siblings.

She married Leo “Buck” Zaborowski on April 16, 1945 officiated by Father Kalmon at the St Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman. The couple lived and worked in Chicago until 1949 when they moved to Gilman.

Mary held a variety of jobs – Department head at Neiser's Department Store in Chicago, assessor and treasurer for Gilman, worked at Blue Moon Cheese Factory, Thorp, and was head cook at Gilman schools, specializing in home cooked meals. She cooked at a camp in Rhinelander and
was a Hospice volunteer. She found her volunteer hours with hospice to be very rewarding. During the 1970's she and her brother Alex attended classes and earned their GED diplomas.

She was a member of St Peter & Paul Catholic Church, member of the Rosary Society and Guild. Mary enjoyed reading, fishing, grandchildren, outdoors, playing cards and board games. The last two years of her life she received excellent care from the unfailingly kind and hardworking staff at the Home Place in Stanley. She spent her last days peacefully, attended by the staff, her family and the wonderful volunteers of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospice.

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Fred) Stendel in Jump River and son Chuck (Karen) Eau Claire. Four grandchildren Eric (Dawn) Stendel Jump River, Angie Eau Clarie and Dan (Laura) Menomonie). Erin (Joe) Hattamer, Marshfield. Two great grandchildren, Amelia and Leo Hattamer, sister Lottie Rogers, Dyer, Indiana and Ann Casper (Harold) Kirksville, MO and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Leo (Buck) 1979, her parents, three sisters; Lucille, Katherine, Victoria and four brothers, Frank, John, Alex and Stanley.



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