Obit: Papierniak, John A. (1895 – 1971)
Surnames: Papierniak, Puerner, Neiman, Erickson, Koslo, Jarocki, Wojtal, Borysewicz, Pabich, Swanson, Hoelub, Guell, Conway, Thomas, Seaholm, Hubbard, Malinowski, Borowick, Schief
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 30 Dec 1971
Papierniak, John A. (25 MAR 1895 – 16 DEC 1971)
John A. Papierniak, 76, of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), passed away December 16, 1971 at the University of Minnesota Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held at St. Hedwig's Church December 20 at 10 a.m., with Father John Puerner officiating. Burial was made in New St. Hedwig's Cemetery.
John Papierniak was born March 25, 1895 at Thorp. He was married May 10, 1920 to the former Josephine Neiman. He was a cheesemaker in his younger days. He operated a department store for many years, then went into real estate. He was Director of Peoples Exchange Bank in Thorp for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine; three sons, Theodore, Thorp, Walter, San Leandro, California, Leon, Madison; three daughters, Joan (Mrs. Ed Erickson) Waconia, Minnesota, Carol (Mrs. Wallace Koslo) Germanton, Wisconsin, Katherine (Mrs. Richard Jarocki), Thorp; 24 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Louis, Thorp, Frank, Chicago, Anton, Arlington, Virginia; five sisters, Marie Wojtal, Arlington, Virginia, Anna Borysewicz, Arlington Heights, Illinois, Joseph (Mrs. Joseph Pabich), Thorp, Frances (Mrs. Carter Swanson) Arlington, Virginia, Helen (Mrs. Arthur Hoelub), Chicago, Illinois.
Pallbearers were six grandsons: Jon, Jeff, and Brian Papierniak, Daniel Jarocki, John and Kim Papierniak. Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. G.A. Schief, Corwin Guell, Francis Conway, Frank Thomas, Greenwood, Donald Seaholm, Dean Hubbard, Malen Malinowski, Jack Borowick.
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