Obit: Ogurek, Mary (1871 - 1939)

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Surnames: Ogurek, Brandt, Langiewicz, Kazmierski, Lemanski

----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/24/1939

Ogurek, Mary (26 DEC 1871 - 22 AUG 1939)

Mrs. Mary Ogurek passed away Suddenly at her home on Tuesday morning. Burial will be Friday morning at the Polish National Church at Lublin. Obituary next week.

(Follow on in 8/31/1939 Thorp Courier)

Mary Ann Brandt was born the day after Christmas 1871 at Ks. Poznanskie, Poland. When 9 months old her father died, leaving his wife, 3 sons and 3 step-daughters to mourn his loss.

At the age of nine years she arrived in America, settling in Chicago. Soon after, he mother took sick and after spending five years in bed, she passed away. Her oldest son, Anton, followed her within six weeks. Two of the stepdaughters had married, the third was employed. May Ann and Frank and Peter were left alone at an early age. The two brothers found employment, while she attended school and kept house for them.

On July 2, 1889 she was married to Andrew W. Ogurek, who preceded her in death, May 26th, 1932. Had he lived, they would have celebrated their golden wedding this year.

They owned and operated a grocery store and meat market in Chicago in partnership with the late A.J. Ogurek of Lublin.

In the Spring of 1903, they arrived in Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), settling in the Town of Roosevelt (Taylor Co.), near Whipple Dam, and resided here till she passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22nd at the age of 67 years, 7 months and 26 days.

She is survived by four sons, Stanley J., John W., and Mayland of Thorp, and Al of Chicago; four daughters, Barbara Lucille at home, Mrs. Wally Stroinski Langiewicz, Mrs. Gus (Mabel) Kazmierski and Mrs. Ely (Leona) Lemanski, all of Bellinger. One daughter, Rose, died in infancy and Cecelia Constance died July 11, 1930.

She was beautiful in life and in death. Her casket was a silver and gun metal, while her dress was of her favorite color, a morning glory shade in velvet, which look lovely with her silver hair.

She was just and kind, loved and respected by all who knew her.

The funeral procession was about a mile long. She was laid to rest beside her husband.

May they reset in peace!

Funeral services were held at the Polish National Catholic Church at Lublin, August 25th at ten a.m., Rev. J. Palaszewski and Swarczowski officiating, and interment following in the nearby cemetery. Pallbearers were, Adolph Burzynski, Anton Pawlicki, Stanley Teclaw, Lawrence Pawlak, Jos. Bonczkiowicz and Frank Kaliszewski Sr.

Out of town people attending the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brandt, Barbara, Ann and Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Joras, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Ogurek Jr., Jos. Ogurek Sr., Mrs. Ed Stasiak, Mrs. V. Krasinski, Joe and john Skalecki, all of Chicago.



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