Friday, June 15th, 2018 - 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Thorp Funeral Home
110 W. School Street
Thorp, WI 54771
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 - 10:30AM
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771
MARION FRANCIS KARPINSKI, age 88, of Cazenovia, WI, formerly of Thorp, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center, in Reedsburg, WI. Marion was born on November 21, 1929 in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, to Casimer and Mary (Wilczek) Karpinski. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Town of Reseburg. After completing his education, he worked on the family farm until entering the U.S. Army in 1955 and served until his honorable discharge in 1957. He was united in marriage to Linda L. Winger on July 14, 1962 at St. Hedwig's Chapel in Thorp. They purchased the family farm from his mother in 1963 and farmed until they relocated to Cazenovia in 1974. Marion was employed by Grede Foundry in Reedsburg and worked until his retirement in 1992.
In his spare time from working and tinkering in his shed, Marion enjoyed watching the wildlife, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and watching football on TV. Best of all, he enjoyed family gatherings and spending quality time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of 55 years; four children: Caroline (Bill) Stockwell of Wonewoc, Michael Karpinski of Cazenovia, Bernadine (Rick) Downing of Wonewoc, Donna (Kirk) Dahm of Thorp; six grandchildren: Tiffany, LeaAnn, Kristopher, Brent, Sarah, Amber; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Chester (Alice) Karpinski of Thorp; sister, Eleanor Hull of Eau Claire; brother-in-law, Joseph Lato of Thorp; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Agnes Lato; a grandson, Adam Demaske; a nephew, Ted Lato; and a brother-in-law, David Hull.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Charles Hiebl will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Thorp American Legion Post 118.
Pallbearers will be: Rick Downing, Kirk Dahm, Tiffany Waterman, LeaAnn Demaske, Kristopher Downing, Brent Demaske, Sarah Dahm, Amber Dahm.
Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm, with a 7:30pm rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30am until time of service.