Obituaries

In Memory Of

Carolyn M. "Carole" Kowalczyk
May 1, 1935 - January 28, 2020

Visitation:
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 - 9:30AM to 11:00AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
403 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI  54446

Services:
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 - 11:00AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
403 N. Division Street
Loyal, WI  54446

Full Obituary

     CAROLYN M. "CAROLE" KOWALCZYK, age 84, of Loyal, formerly of Thorp, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Clark County Rehab & Living Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, in Loyal, with Rev. Leo Johnson will officiating.  Pallbearers will be: Eliot Kowalczyk. Jason Reckner, David Debold, Jay Cukla, Juan Jose Aszepetia and Kimberly Cukla Denil.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Tuesday, from 9:30am until time of service.
     Carolyn Marie Cukla was born on May 1, 1935, on the family farm, rural Thorp, the daughter of Charles A. and Anna M. (nee Pancyrz) Cukla.  She was raised on the family farm, and started working at a young age doing farm work for a neighbor while attending school.  She received her education in the Gilman area, graduating from Gilman High School in 1952.  After completing high school, she was united in marriage to Joseph S. Kowalczyk on October 11, 1952, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin.  She was a full-time homemaker, plus she worked part-time as a cook/waitress at the Bar Cafe in Gilman. Carole was an active member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman, was involved with the Gilman Boy Scouts, and a member of the Homemaker's Club.
     In 1970, they moved to Loyal and bought the Loyal Hotel, which she managed until her retirement. She was a member and active in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal.  She had many interests. She enjoyed gardening, baking, playing cards, dancing polka’s although her favorite past-time was camping and fishing, followed by "shopping" at a casino.  Carole was always willing to help a family member or anyone who was in need.
     She will be dearly missed by her four children: Susan Kowalczyk of Marshfield, Rodney Kowalczyk of Loyal, Robin Kowalczyk of Marshfield, and Laurie Kowalczyk of Loyal; three grandchildren, Jason Reckner of Rock Springs, WI, Josianne Reckner of Marshfield, and Eliot (Amanda) Kowalczyk of Neillsville; one great-granddaughter: Charley Kowalczyk of Neillsville; seven sisters: Gertrude (Roman) Kostick of Ladysmith, Evelyn Debold of Medford, Patricia Struck of Milwaukee, Harriet Denzin of Milwaukee, Mary Barker of Phoenix, AZ, Barbara Heiting of Phillips; Delores Piekarz of Phoenix, AZ; one brother: James (Karen) Cukla of Rockport, TX; special friend: Donna Cukla; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe, on January 25, 2011; three brothers-in-law: Robert "Neil" Barker, Leonard Heiting and Peter Debold.