Obituaries

In Memory Of

Clarence R. Mroz
March 25, 1931 - October 11, 2019

Visitation:
Thursday, October 17th, 2019 - 11:00AM to 1:00PM
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Services:
Thursday, October 17th, 2019 - 1:00PM
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

     CLARENCE R. MROZ age 88, of Thorp, WI, passed away on October 11, 2019, at Dove Healthcare – Wissota Health. 
     Clarence was born on March 25, 1931 in the Town of Withee, rural Thorp, the son of Felix and Ramie (Zuzelski) Mroz.  He was raised on the family farm and attended Thorp schools.  On September 10, 1955, Clarence was united in marriage to Alice Strzok at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in rural Thorp.  They assumed operation of his parents’ dairy farm and also ran a logging business in the Thorp and Gilman areas for many years.   
     Clarence had many interests, including bowling, golfing, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.  He was a devoted fan of all Wisconsin sports teams and followed them faithfully.  Clarence loved spending time outdoors and took great pride in the harvest his farmland and woodland produced.  He resided on the same farm his entire life until shortly before his passing.  His strong work ethic, generosity, and kind-heartedness will be remembered by all who knew him.   
     He will be dearly missed by his daughter and son-in-law: Cheryl and Terry Halida of Chippewa Falls; sisters Theresa Javore of Menomonee Falls, and Alice (Edwin) Bishop of Franklin, brother-in-law Louis Wehlacz of Glendora, CA, sister-in-law Delores Strzok of Thorp; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Clarence was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Alice, on January 20, 2017; his parents; two brothers:  Chester and John Mroz; and three sisters:  Rose Zuber, Mary Bertram, Agnes Bogacz; as well as six brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig Parish in Thorp, concelebrated by Rev. John Schultz and Rev. Baskaran Sandhiyagu. Burial will follow in Old St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery with his nephews serving as pallbearers.  Visitation will be held at the church, on October 17 from 11 am until time of service.
     Cheryl and Terry would like to thank the wonderful staff at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital and Dove Healthcare - Wissota Health for their exceptional care and support in the final weeks of his life.   In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation or Chippewa County Humane Association.