Obituaries

In Memory Of

Margaret M. Zasacki
June 6, 1916 - October 29, 2019

Visitation:
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111North Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Services:
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 - 10:30am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

     MARGARET M. ZASACKI, age 103, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at New Horizon Community Care in Thorp.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp.  Rev. Baskaran Sandhiyagu will officiate and burial will follow in Old St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Don Pawlak, Matt Dietrich, Isaac Monson, Luke Monson, Tori Stueck, and Tanner Stueck.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9am 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 6th child of 16 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 6 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's Catholic Church and PCCW St. Bernadette (Patricia) Circle.
     Margaret is survived by her daughter, Barbara A. Mortensen, of Shawano; 2 grandchildren: Bonnie (Michael) Monson of Appleton, and Tami Mortensen of Antigo; 4 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"; 8 brothers; Edward, John, Bernard "Ben", Peter, Harry, Richard, George, and Frank in infancy; 6 sisters: Helen Romag, Louise Bonczyk, Frances Pawlak, Dolores Szczygiel, Irene and Marie in infancy; and her son-in-law: Lon Mortensen.