Obit: Zasacki, Margaret M. (1916 – 2019)


Surnames: Zasacki, Sandhiyagu, Pawlak, Dietrich, Monson, Stueck, Burzynski, Wypyszynski, Misfeldt, Mortensen, Romag, Bonczyk, Szczygiel

----Source: THORP COURIER 06 Nov 2019)

Zasacki, Margaret M. (6 JUN 1916 – 29 OCT 2019)

Margaret M. Zasacki, age 103, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at New Horizon Community Care in Thorp. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at St. Bernard- St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Baskaran Sandhiyagu officiated and burial followed in Old St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Don Pawlak, Matt Dietrich, Isaac Monson, Luke Monson, Tori Stueck, and Tanner Stueck. Visitation was held at the church, on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Margaret Martha Burzynski was born on June 6, 1916, in the Town of Thorp, rural Clark County, WI. She was the sixth child of sixteen born to Frank and Frances (Wypyszynski) Burzynski. She received her education at Eidsvold and Pineland grade schools. Margie moved to Detroit when she was 17 years old and was employed as a housekeeper and nanny. She moved to Chicago six years later, where she was employed in the same occupation. Margie was united in marriage to Felix Frank 'Phil' Zasacki at St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Chicago, IL on April 26, 1941. Their marriage was blessed with one child, Barbara Ann, on December 6, 1942. Phil and Margie moved to Phil's family farm in April of 1947, in the Town of Withee, rural Thorp, and farmed until February of 1962. They then worked on Rod Misfeldt's turkey farms outside of Withee and Thorp until 1970, when they retired and moved into the City of Thorp. During these early years of retirement, Margie enjoyed looking after her granddaughters when they returned home from school. She enjoyed watching All-Star Wrestling, listening to Polka music, along with gardening and helping Phil make his rugs and baskets. Phil passed away on October 11, 1989. Margie sold her house in 1997, and resided at Morgan Plaza until 2014. She then moved into New Horizons where she was attentively cared for until her death.

She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and PCCW St. Bernadette (Patricia) Circle.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Barbara A. Mortensen, of Shawano; two grandchildren: Bonnie (Michael) Monson of Appleton, and Tami Mortensen of Antigo; four great-grandchildren: Isaac Monson, Tori Stueck, Luke Monson, and Tanner Stueck; her brother, Leonard (Theresa) Burzynski of Westmont, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Felix 'Phil;' eight brothers: Edward, John, Bernard 'Ben,' Peter, Harry, Richard, George, and Frank in infancy; six sisters: Helen Romag, Louise Bonczyk, Frances Pawlak, Dolores Szczygiel, Irene and Marie in infancy; and her son- in-law, Lon Mortensen.

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Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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