Obit: Gabrys, Josephine (1923 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Gabrys, Luebrandt, Olejniczak, Joellen,
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.)
September 2, 2009
Gabrys, Josephine (7 March 1923 - 30 August
Josephine Gabrys, age 86, of Thorp passed away on
Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Oakbrook Health & Rehabilitation in
Thorp. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 4,
2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s Catholic
Church in Thorp with Rev. Keith Apfelbeck officiating. Burial
will follow in New St. Hedwig’s Catholic
Pallbearers will be: Leonard Gabrys, Bob Gabrys,
Bruce Gabrys, Neal Gabrys, Paul Gabrys, and John Curcio.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 3,
2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thorp Funeral Home with a
6:00 p.m. rosary service. Visitation will also be held on
Friday, September 4, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the
Josephine Olejniczak was born on March 7, 1923 in
Thorp, WI to Andrew and Anna (Luebrandt) Olejniczak and received
her education at area schools. After completing her
education, Josephine moved to Chicago, IL to work. She was
united in marriage to Alex Gabrys on June 27, 1948 in
Chicago. Alex and Josephine moved to Gilman in 1951 and
farmed until retirement. They later moved to Thorp in the
her spare time, she enjoyed canning, gardening, baking and in
addition, Josephine was a great cook. She loved to shop,
sing, dance, and "cruising" in the convertible. Josephine
became an avid Packer fan in her 80’s. Josephine had a
great sense of humor and she enjoyed a good laugh and a "cup of
coffee." Our mother was a very gentle, kind and loving person
and she will be missed by all.
was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in
Thorp and was a previous member of St. Peter & Paul’s
Catholic Church in Gilman.
Josephine is survived by her four children:
Margie Gabrys of Eau Claire, Leonard Gabrys of Balko, OK, Bob
(Marcie) Gabrys of Gilman, and Bruce (Theresa) Gabrys of Eagle
River, AK. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Ann
(John), Neal (Rene’), Johanna (Rhu), Stephanie (Alton), and
Paul and one great-grandchild, Marianna Joellen.
was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alex on August
4, 2006; one daughter, Ann, in infancy; and three brothers: Tony,
Wally and Stanley.
Online Condolences may be directed to
Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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