Obit: Florkowski, Michael (1891 – 1972)
Surnames: Florkowski, Babulski, Zukowski, Olejniczak, Stamcer, Much, Francer, Ellenbecker, Bloom, Zygowicz, Hansen, Pfeffer
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 04 May 1972
Florkowski, Michael (9 OCT 1891 – 16 APR 1972)
Michael Florkowski was laid to eternal rest.
Service funeral mass was held April 21st, 1972 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby (Clark Co., Wis.). Burial was made in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Colby, Wisconsin.
Michael Florkowski, former cheesemaker, passed away on Sunday evening at his home in Unity (Clark Co.) at the age of 78, of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Florkowski was born at Kewaunee, Wisconsin October 9, 1891 and worked as a cheesemaker in the Kewaunee area as a young man. He married Helen Babulski in Lublin (Taylor Co., Wis.) at St. Stanislaus Church in 1922. He made cheese in the Lublin-Cadott area and later farmed in Thorp and Unity areas. Retiring about ten years ago, Mr. Florkowski has since resided at Unity. The last years he has been working with the Green Thumb project.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Colby.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Felix (Frances) Zukowski of Appleton, Wisconsin; two brothers, Anton of Wheaton, Illinois, and Edward of Marshfield; five sisters, Mrs. Anna Olejniczak of North Lake, Illinois, Mrs. John (Helen) Stamcer of Willard, Mrs. Dick (Janet) Much of Milwaukee, Misses Antonette and Margaret Florkowski of Chicago, Illinois. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were: Herman Francer, Bernard Ellenbecker, Leo Bloom, Joseph Zygowicz, George Hanse, and Frank Pfeffer.
Out of town people attending the funeral were from: Chicago, Glenview, and Wheaton, Illinois, Stratford, Marshfield, Lublin, Gilman, Loyal, Wisconsin Rapids, Thorp, Edgar, Athens, Wausau, Willard, Greenwood, Stanley, and Appleton, Wisconsin.
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