In Memory Of

Malin G. Konieczny

May 21, 1925 - April 8, 2015

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - 10:00am
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 North Church Street
Thorp, WI 54771

Full Obituary


     MALIN G. KONIECZNY, age 89, of Thorp, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center in Owen, WI.  A Mass in celebration of Malin's life will be held at 10am on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp.  Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Thorp American Legion.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 8:30am until time of service.
     Malin George Konieczny was born on May 21, 1925, in Thorp, WI, to Joe and Josephine (Rzetelney) Konieczny.  He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Pineland School.  Malin moved to Chicago in the late 1940’s, and it was there that he met the love of his life, Lillian Burzinski.  Malin served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952.  He was an Army Staff Sergeant in the 38 Infantry, 2nd Division.  Upon his return from the service, he was united in  marriage to Lillian Burzinski on June 22, 1953 in Thorp, WI.  In 1957, they moved back to Thorp and purchased the family farm.  While farming, Malin also worked for the Town of Withee as a truck driver and grader operator.  He retired from farming in 1978 and worked at Teledyne in Owen, until his retirement in 1990.
     Malin loved polka music.  To honor his request, a polka band will play in the afternoon at the American Legion Hall.  Besides polka music, Malin was an avid newspaper reader of current events, gardener, and weather watcher.  He also was a member of the Thorp American Legion and Knights of Columbus.  Malin loved to travel and recently spent time in Florida, Michigan and attended many polka festivals.
     He will be dearly missed by his six children: Karen (Nile) Schaefer of Woodbury MN,  Nancy (Daniel) Tolzmann of Owen,  Susan (John) Kiraly of Stanley,  Ronald (Sheila) Konieczny of Tomah,  Gary (Naomi) Konieczny of Abbotsford,  Duane (Rita) Konieczny of West St. Paul, MN; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends..
     Malin was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian, on June 4, 2010; his parents; four brothers: Klements, Roy, Victor and Sylvester Konieczny; one sister: Leona ; and one grandson: Matthew Konieczny.
     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given in Malin's name.