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Geraldine L. Nowak

Geraldine L. Nowak Geraldine L. Nowak


Geraldine Lillian Nowak, 77, of Thorp, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, in Lublin with Fr. Marion Talaga officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, following the burial, from 11 a.m. until noon.

Geraldine was born on July 29, 1942 in Lublin, the daughter of Felix and Bernice (Lis) Nowak. She attended Lublin State Graded School and later Thorp High School, graduating in 1960. Geraldine then attended Taylor County Teachers College in Medford for two years, and UW-Stevens Point for one year. She taught elementary education in Lublin and Stanley/ Boyd Schools for many years. Geraldine then worked at ITT Life, in Thorp, until its closing in the early 1980s. Geraldine then worked at Weather Shield in Medford for several years and later at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley, until retiring. She had many interests, but especially enjoyed her weekly trips to Eau Claire looking for a bargain. She would come home with a matching outfit from her hat, to her shoes, to her nail polish. Her other guilty pleasure were her cars, at one time owning three, her Lincoln, her Caddy and a Toronado, all matching her clothing to the color of car she was driving. She was quite a lady!!

Geraldine was a member of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin, where she served as parish chairperson. Gerry was also the clerk and treasurer for the village of Lublin for many years, and was on the Lublin Pavilion Committee.

Geraldine is survived by one sister, Christine Nowak (Joe Wincek) of Lublin; two nieces, Cherish of Eau Claire and Jodi of Seattle, Wash.; one nephew, J.J. of Somerset; five great nieces and nephews, Jake, Isabella, Roo, Gavin and Trinity; and other relatives and friends.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents.

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Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Paid Obituary 90920