Anna Palbrach, age 86, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home in Polonia, Wisconsin, on Friday, January 1, 2010.
Anna was born April 15, 1923, in Bevent, daughter of the late Roman & Frances (Mozuch) Hintz.
She was married to Ray Palbrach on October 28, 1939, at St. Ladislaus Church in Bevent and recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. The coupled farmed in Town of Sharon until the late 1960s, at which time they moved to their current residence in Polonia.
Anna was a member of the Rosary Society at Sacred Heart in Polonia for 60 plus years, and The National Catholic Society of Foresters.
Anna devoted her life to living her faith and was noted for her giving and loving nature that many will long remember. She had the reputation of being one of the best cooks around and applied her skills for many years in support of church functions and family events, plus serving as a cook at the Blue Top Supper Club for over 30 years. You could always count on her generous support of church functions at Sacred Heart Church that featured her cooking skills.
Anna is survived by a loving husband, Raymond; 7 children, Grace (Chester) Domaszek of Stevens Point, Rita Lepak of Shantytown, James (Cheryl) Palbrach of Rosholt, Mattie (Jim) Omitt of Mesa, Arizona, Gary (Karen) Palbrach of Stevens Point, Nancy (Michael Pontz) Summers of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Danny (Sandy) Palbrach of Rosholt. 20 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.
In addition, a brother, Chester (Elsie) Hintz of Rosholt; 4 sisters, Regina Stencil of Edgar, Selma (Carl) Studinzki-Glodowski of Stevens Point, Lillian Kaminski of Stevens Point, and Dorothy (James) Wachowiak of Milwaukee; 3 sisters-in-law, Henrietta Hintz of Rosholt, Agnes Hintz of Stevens Point, and Susie Hintz of Stevens Point; numerous nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 daughters-in-law, Christine Palbrach and Liz Palbrach; a son-in-law, Richard Lepak; 3 grandchildren, Johnny Lepak, Brian Palbrach and Maria Omernik; 2 sisters, Winnifred Mlodik and Theresa Kulas; 4 brothers, Tony Hintz, Florian Hintz, Raymond Hintz and Frank Hintz; 1 sister-in-law, Helen Hintz; 5 brothers-in-law, Ray Kulas, Hubert Mlodik, Lawrence Studinski, Steve Kaminski and John Stencil.
The family thanks the staff of Ministry Hospice for all their help and support.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Monday, January 4th, at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point, and from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass Tuesday morning at the Church. A general rosary at will be prayed at 7:00 PM Monday evening at the Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass: 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia. Father Marcin Mankowski officiating. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, adjacent to Church.
For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com. 344-4595.
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