GERALDINE L. NOWAK, age 77, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. Memorial services will be held at a later date with interment in St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Cemetery in Lublin, WI.
Geraldine Lillian Nowak was born on July 29, 1942 in Lublin, WI, the daughter of Felix and Bernice (Lis) Nowak. She attended Lublin State Graded School and later Thorp High School, graduating in 1960. Geraldine then attended Taylor County Teachers College in Medford for 2 years, and UW-Stevens Point for one year. She taught elementary education in Lublin and Stanley/Boyd Schools for many years. Geraldine then worked at ITT Life, in Thorp, until its closing in the early 1980's. Geraldine then worked at WeatherShield in Medford for several years, and later at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley, until retiring.
She had many interests, but especially enjoyed her weekly trips to Eau Claire looking for a bargain. She would come home with a matching outfit from her hat, to her shoes, to her nail polish. Her other guilty pleasure were her cars: at one time owning three: her Lincoln, her Caddy, and a Toronado, all matching her clothing to the color of car she was driving. She was quite a lady!!
She was a member of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin, where she served as parish chairperson. Gerry was also the Clerk and Treasurer for the Village of Lublin for many years, and was on the Lublin Pavilion Committee.
Geraldine is survived by one sister: Christine Nowak (Joe Wincek) of Lublin; two nieces: Cherish of Eau Claire, WI and Jodi of Seattle, WA; one nephew: J.J. of Somerset, WI; five great nieces and nephews: Jake, Isabella, Roo, Gavin and Trinity; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.