In Memory Of

Irene E. Rycerz
March 16, 1924 - August 23, 2013

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - 9:00am to 10:30am
St.Bernard-St.Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 - 10:30am
St.Bernard-St.Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Full Obituary

IRENE E. RYCERZ, age 89, of Thorp, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Al Jakubowski will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery with Irene's sons serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9am until time of service.
Irene Eleanor Wincek was born on March 16, 1924 on the family farm, in the Town of Thorp, to Joseph and Sophie (Kros) Wincek. She received her education at area schools, and upon completion of her education, she moved to Chicago to work. Irene was united in marriage on May 29, 1943 to Adolph J. Rycerz at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp. Over the years, Irene worked at Blue Moon Cheese Factory, Lombard Cheese Factory, Oakbrook Health & Rehab, and volunteered at the Thorp Senior Center.
She had many interests, but especially loved spending time and cooking for her family, gardening, raising flowers, sewing, canning, bird watching, feeding deer and turkeys, listening to polka music, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church and its' Parish Council of Catholic Women.
Irene will be dearly missed by her 11 children: Robert (Barbara) of Richfield, WI, Barbara Rycerz of Thorp, John (Debra) of Greenfield, WI, Roger of Gilman, Kathleen Rycerz of Thorp, Ronald of Chippewa Falls, David of Thorp, William of Thorp, Mary Ann Oberle of Plymouth, WI, Alan (Julie Burkhart) of Thorp, Eugene (Sherri) of Columbia, SC; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one sister: Lorraine Cichon of Cicero, IL; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Adolph; one brother: Joseph Wincek; and 3 sisters: Rose Burzynski, Eleanor Kapica, and Valeria Jacks.