Obituaries

In Memory Of

Wanda S. Hendriks
October 28, 1921 - February 5, 2017

Visitation:
Thursday, February 9th, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Services:
Thursday, February 9th, 2017 - 12:30pm
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

 
WANDA S. HENDRIKS, age 95, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Oakbrook Health & Rehab in Thorp. Funeral services will be held at 12:30pm on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Withee, WI. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 11:30am until time of service.
Wanda Sylvia Kowalkowski was born on October 28, 1921 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Alexander and Frances (Dabkowska) Kowalkowski. When she was a young child, her family moved to Thorp, where she was raised and received her education. Wanda was united in marriage to John Hendriks on November 18, 1939 at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. They operated a dairy farm in the Town of Reseburg, where they raised their two daughters. She later worked for Foremost Blue Moon Cheese in Thorp until her retirement. They bought a home in the City of Thorp and lived there until entering Oakbrook Health & Rehab in November 2012, where she resided until her death.
She had many interests, but especially enjoyed watching and attending high school football and basketball games, the Packers and fishing.
She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic church and its PCCW, and the Thorp American Legion Auxiliary.
Wanda will be dearly missed by two daughters: Audrey (Ronald) Hinker of Wausau, Virginia Looney of Dallas, TX; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; one sister: Lorraine Alger of Thorp; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John, on February 17, 1993; four brothers and one sister.
Wanda's family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful and caring staff at Oakbrook Health & Rehab for the loving and compassionate care shown to her during her stay. It is truly appreciated.