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Hedwig Napiwocki

December 17, 1930 — April 8, 2016

Hedwig “Heddy” Napiwocki, 85, Mosinee, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family, Friday, April 8, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born Dec. 17, 1930, in the town of Dewey, the daughter of the late John Sr. and Martha (Szczesny) Dulak. She married Albin Napiwocki on May 20, 1952, at St. Mary Church, Torun. He survives.

Heddy worked various jobs while raising their children. Most recently she worked at the Red Owl store and Maple Ridge Farms. She was a member of the St. Francis Cabrini Society, St. Jerome’s Circle and Hillside Homemakers. Heddy’s strong Catholic faith played a major role in her life. She loved nature and found extreme happiness in God’s creations, especially flowers, birds and animals that would venture into their yard. She enjoyed gardening, polka music and dancing. Heddy loved to cook and feed everyone. She was famous for her Polish cooking, especially pierogis and always had fresh baked cookies to share. Nothing made her happier than getting together with family. She took pride in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, teaching them the love, joy and compassion that she herself shared with everyone she met.

Survivors include eight children, Linda (Andrew) Rheinschmidt, Birnamwood, Arnold (Pamela) Napiwocki, Mosinee, Susan (Richard) Dart, South Lake Tahoe, Cali, Laurie (Ed) Ballinger, Roseville, Cali, Paulette (Roger) Sparby, Mosinee, Denise (Peter) Brostowitz, Eau Claire, Daniel (Cary) Napiwocki, Mosinee and Amy (Rick Esker) Brod, Bevent; nine grandchildren, Jody (Kris) Poehnelt, Jennifer Dart, Rebecca (Luke) Severson, Katie (Andy Rusch) Napiwocki, Nicole and Hanna Brostowitz, Jacob and Elliot Sparby, Aaron, Emily and Leah Napiwocki, Logan, Colton and Dawson Esker and Jared and Jordan Ebel; five great-grandchildren, Clayton and Ryan Poehnelt, Murrough McKelvey and Liam and Leighton Severson; a sister, Theresa (Leonard) King, Stevens Point; and a sister-in-law, Isabel Dulak, Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by 11 siblings, Regina Danczyk, Angeline Danczyk, John Dulak, Joe Dulak, Veronica Roberts, Betty Mancini, Martha Sarna, Steve Dulak, Helen Helminiak, Emily Gonsiorowski and Bernard Dulak.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Knowlton. The Rev. Norman Boneck will officiate. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Knowlton. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee. Visitation will be again from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of services at the church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for their compassionate and loving care during her final days.
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