In Memory Of

Lillian L. "Lil" Kaczmarek

September 23, 1925 - December 18, 2022

Thursday, December 29th, 2022 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm with a 7:30pm rosary
St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Friday, December 30th, 2022 - 10:30am
St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Thorp American Legion Auxiliary service will be held at the church, on Thursday, at 7:15pm.  Also, visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 9:30am until time of service.

Full Obituary

     LILLIAN L. "LIL" KACZMAREK, age 97, of Thorp, WI, passed away at her home on Sunday, December 18, 2022.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, December 30, 2022 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp.  Rev. Stanislaus Michael Antony will officiate, and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 4pm to 8pm, with a 7:15pm American Legion Auxiliary service, followed by a rosary service at 7:30pm.
     Lillian Leona Teclaw was born on September 23, 1925 Lublin, WI, to Michael S. and Verna (Stroinski) Teclaw.  As a young girl, her family moved to Thorp where she attended Sterling School.  After completing her education, Lil hauled milk and did bookwork for her father at his cheese factory.  After the cheese factory closed in 1941, she went to work at the Farmer’s Store in Thorp.  Lil was united in marriage to Leon L. Kaczmarek on September 1, 1948 at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp.  In 1948, they purchased a tavern on Washington Street in Thorp, and Leon & Lil's was born.  For 52 years they operated the tavern until retiring on July 1, 2000.  Throughout the years, they were godparents to many children, and were very giving and generous to family and friends.
     She was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church.  As a young lady, Lil sang in the choir at St. Hedwig's Church, until its closing in 1970, and was asked to sing for many weddings.  Lil was a past member of the Thorp Businessmen’s Association, the Clark County Tavern League, and the Thorp American Legion Auxiliary.
     Lil is survived by five brothers: Alois Teclaw of Oshkosh, Marion Teclaw of Clive, IA, Raymond Teclaw of Thorp, Richard Teclaw of Henderson, NV, and David (Carol) Teclaw of Excelsior, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Leon; three brothers: Leon, Malen "Butch", and Norbert Teclaw; and three sisters: her twin sister, Florence Teclaw, Marcella Szymanski, and Angeline Teclaw.