Obit: Ogorzalek, John Victor (1921 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Ogorzalek, Gawron, Taylor, Bonczkiewicz, Dubiak, Konczak, Irving, Talaga

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 1/01/2014

Ogorzalek, John Victor (18 July 1921 - 23 December 2013)

John V. Ogorzalek, age 92, of Lublin, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Thorp Funeral Home in Thorp. Rev. Marion Talaga officiated and burial followed in St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Cemetery in Lublin. Pallbearers were: Roger Ogorzalek, Russell Ogorzalek, David Ogorzalek, Craig Ogorzalek, Ryan Ogorzalek, and john Irving. Visitation was held on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Thorp Funeral Home.

John Victor Ogorzalek was born on July 18, 1921, in the Town of Roosevelt, rural Lublin, to Joseph and Katherine (Gawron) Ogorzalek. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at area schools. He was united in marriage to Ellen I. Taylor on April 26, 1949, in Thorp, WI. They farmed in rural Lublin for 30-plus years, until retiring in 1980 and building their home in the Town of Ford, where John resided until his death. In his spare time, John loved to hunt and fish, but he especially enjoyed working in the woods with his Farmall “H” tractor.

John is survived by four children: Roger Ogorzalek of Lublin, Jean Ogorzalek of Chicago, IL, Russell (Mary) Ogorzalek of Medford, and David Ogorzalek of Lublin; one daughter-in-law: Debra Ogorzalek of Lublin; 10 grandchildren; 13, great-grandchildren and one sister: Blanche Bonczkiewicz of Stanley. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ellen; his son, Joseph; two daughters in infancy; his grandson, Jonathan Ogorzalek; one brother, Andrew Ogorzalek; and two sisters: Mary Dubiak and Leona Konczak.

Online condolences may be directed to:  Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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