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Harriet M. Wrobel

Harriet M. Wrobel Harriet M. Wrobel


Harriet Mary Wrobel, 90, of Withee, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Clark County Living and Rehab Center in Owen. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin. Father Marion Talaga and Father John Kutek co-officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were her granddaughters, Michele DuBois, Lisa Peterson, Sara Gornicke, Heidi Baka and Maggie Wrobel. Visitation was held at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Harriet Judycki was born on Feb. 24, 1929 in Lublin, the daughter of Adolph and Helen (Walenga) Judycki. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Lublin State Graded School and Withee High School. After completing her education, she moved to Argo, Ill. and lived with her aunt Teofilia and uncle Julian. Harriet was united in marriage to Richard F. Wrobel Sr. on Nov. 25, 1950 at St. Blase Catholic Church in Argo, Ill. They lived in the Chicago area where Harriet worked for the Wrisley Soap Company, Norwegian American Auxiliary Hospital and the Motorola TV factory. In 1969, they moved to Withee, and she worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Withee, Pabich’s Grocery Store in Thorp and the Thorp IGA until retiring in 1991.

Harriet had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family and neighbors, being outdoors in her gardens, working in her flower beds, mowing her never-ending lawn, where she occasionally got the lawnmower stuck, hand embroidering and playing cards, especially 65. Harriet also loved to cook and bake everything, especially Polish food, and her great-grandkids loved her breaded chicken tenders. She also enjoyed canning and making sauerkraut every fall.

Harriet was a very active member of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin, where she sang in the church choir and worked and cooked in the kitchen for many church functions, and also was a member of the Lublin American Legion Auxiliary Post 547.

Harriet is survived by her two children, Christine (David) Konieczny of Medford and Richard (Peggy) Wrobel Jr. of Thorp; five granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard on Sept. 15, 2018; her daughter, Virginia “Ginger” Zaidel on Sept. 6, 2014; one sister, Eugenia Pawula; and three brothers, Edward, Chester and Edwin Judycki.

A very special thank you to her family for all of their loving support and kindness, her dear lady friends that she went dancing with; her dear neighbors, Eva and Leroy Kilmer and Marilyn and Marvin Knolt, for always being there; and the Marshfield Clinic for all of their excellent care.

Online condolences may be expressed at www. Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Paid Obituary 85348