In Memory Of

Marie V. Slowiak

December 10, 1925 - November 23, 2022

Friday, December 2nd, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:30am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Friday, December 2nd, 2022 - 10:30am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111 North Church Strret
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

    MARIE V. SLOWIAK, age 96, of Thorp, WI passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Oakbrook Health & Rehabilitation in Thorp.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, December 2, 2022 at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp.  Rev. Stanislaus Michael Antony will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be: Jerry Sromek, Roger Slowiak, Charlie Slowiak, Allan Kojro, Gregory Sromek, & Ray Biernat.  Visitation will be held on Friday, at the church, from 9:00am until time of service.
   Marie Victoria Polak was born on December 10, 1925 in the Town of Roosevelt, rural Lublin, WI, the daughter of Jacob and Angeline (Czysczon) Polak.  She was raised on the family farm, attended area schools, and graduated from Thorp High School in 1944.  During her high school years, Marie worked at the bakery in Thorp and also at the Thorp Dairy Bar.  After completing her education, Marie moved to Minneapolis, MN for a short time before moving to Chicago, IL.  She was united in marriage to Vincent G. Slowiak on July 31, 1948 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin.  While living in Chicago, Marie worked at Motorola for over 20 years.  She moved back to Thorp in 1987 and has resided at her home on W. Schmidt Street ever since.
    Even though Marie never had any children of her own, she was "mom" to many, always loving and fun to be around. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and crocheting afghans. 
   Marie was a member of St. Bernard - St. Hedwig Catholic Church and its' PCCW.  
   She is survived by 2 sisters: Rose Sromek of Gilman, and Harriet Milstroh of Minneapolis, MN; 1 brother: Tony (Helen) Polak of Chicago, IL; her very special friends from Chicago: Allan, Barb, Darren, & Arlene; and many nieces & nephews.
    Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vincent on September 12, 2009; 2 brothers: Edward & Chester Polak; and 1 sister: Emily Biernat.