Obituaries

In Memory Of

Tillie M. Mizerka
August 12, 1929 - June 7, 2021

Visitation:
Friday, June 11th, 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Services:
Friday, June 11th, 2021 - 10:30am
St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Full Obituary

     TILLIE M. MIZERKA, age 91, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Ascension Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley, WI.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, June 11, 2021 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp.  Rev. Baskaran Sandhiyagu will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30am until time of service.
     Tillie Marie Gunia was born on August 12, 1929 in rural Thorp, WI, the daughter of Thomas F. and Stephania (Wroz) Gunia.  She was raised on the family farm and received her education at the Pozen School.  Tillie was united in marriage to John P. Mizerka on June 9, 1951 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp.  They moved often due to her husband's employment; living in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and finally settling in Minneapolis.  Tillie's love of a simple life brought her back to Thorp in November 2016.  She valued her memories of growing up in Thorp, and shared those memories with her children and grandchildren.  Tillie was a fiercely independent woman, who always saw the best in others, and taught her children to always do their best.
     She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church and was a woman of strong faith.
     Tillie had many interests, but especially enjoyed going to rummage sales, cooking, sewing, gardening, listening to Willie Nelson, and taking care of her cats. 
     Her passing is a profound loss for her children: Robert J. Mizerka of Eau Claire, Elizabeth J. (Edward) Nowobielski of Thorp, Mary E. (Bernard) Silkowski of Centerburg, OH; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Jean McNamara of Homer Glen, IL, Vicki Harbison of Las Vegas, NV; one brother: Leon (Joanne) Gunia of New Hope, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John "Jack" Mizerka on November 15, 1984, and one daughter, Carol A. van der Borg, on April 14, 2011.