Obit: Nowobielski, Henry F. "Hank" (1930 – 2018)
Surnames: Nowobielski, Mohr, Wnek, Ogurek, Kryzanski, Carrigan, Benzschawel, Hock, Zielenski, Niedzwiecki, Rademaker, Larkowski, Baginski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 31 Oct 2018
Nowobielski, Henry F. "Hank" (8 MAR 1930 – 24 OCT 2018)
Henry F. "Hank" Nowobielski, age 88, of Thorp, passed away on Wednesday, October 24,2018, at Oakbrook Health & Rehab in Thorp. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Vineyard Church, W11582 County Road X, Stanley, WI 54768. Pastor Steve Mohr officiated and burial followed in East Thorp Cemetery in Thorp with graveside military rites conducted by Thorp American Legion Post #118. Visitation was held at the church on Monday from 5-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
Henry Frank Nowobielski was born on March 8, 1930, in Thorp, WI, the son of Andrew and Catherine (Wnek) Nowobielski. He was raised and educated in the Thorp area. After completing his education, Hank served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from October 21, 1948, until his honorable discharge on May 31, 1952. After his discharge from the military, Hank was united in marriage to Gertie Ogurek and they later divorced. He worked at O & N Lumber in Thorp for a few years before going to work at Anderson Furniture. He was united in marriage to Colleen Baron Kryzanski on August 7, 1977, at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Stanley. Hank then purchased the furniture business in 1983 and operated it as Hank's Furniture & Carpeting until his retirement in 1997.
Hank had many interests, but especially enjoyed As hunting, fishing, trap shooting, listening and dancing to polka music, and watching the Packers and Brewers. He also was an avid supporter of Thorp High of School athletic teams over the years.
He was a member of the Thorp American Legion Post #118, a member of Thorp Sportsmen Club, and a member of the Maple Grove Bible Church.
Hank is survived by his wife: Colleen of Thorp; five children: Gary (Debra) Nowobielski of Lodi, Linda (Tom) Carrigan of Hudson, Lois (Dean) Benzschawel of Thorp, Laurie (Ed) Hock of DePere, and Jesse (Kaye) Nowobielski of Thorp; three step-children: Pamela (Bob) Zielenski of Eau Claire, Keith Kryzanski of Minneapolis, MN, and Brian Kryzanski of Thorp; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Christine Niedzwiecki and Joan (Gerald) Rademaker, both of Thorp; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Gayle Nowobielski; one step-daughter, Jennifer Dulla; three brothers: Joseph, Leon, and Clarence Nowobielski; and two sisters: Francis Larkowski and Marie Baginski.
Online condolences may be expressed at: www.cuddiefh.com. Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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