Funeral services for Sophie Sowa, 84, of Frydek, were held Wednesday, May 5, at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic church in Frydek with the Rev. Bernard Snock celebrating the Funeral Mass and rite of committal. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Frydek. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons: David Mlcak Jr., Teles Schranck, Jerome Peters, Wayne Kazmir, Mark Sowa, Billy Sowa, Steve Sowa and Clayton Sowa. Born in Sealy, Sophie Mary Gajewski was the daughter of Stash and Victoria Pyka Gajewski. She was raised in the Frydek area and attended the Frydek Public School and Catholic School. On Nov. 28, 1940 Sophie and Mr. Telesfor Sowa were married with a ceremony held in Frydek. Sophie was a member of KJZT and the Altar Society of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She helped out at the church hall in Frydek, cooking for funerals and serving. Every year Sophie had a stand at the Grotto celebration, where you could buy her handmade bonnets, pillow cases, napkins, table cloths and many other items. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and visiting with people. Sophie Mary Sowa passed away at her home in Frydek Sunday, May 1, 2005. She is survived by: her husband Telesfor Sowa of Frydek; her children and their spouses Ruth and Adolph Kazmir of Houston, Barbara Schranck of Bellville, Sylvia and David Mlcak of Frydek, Thelma and Ronnie Peters of Rosenberg, Andrew and Charlene Sowa of Sealy, Placid and Pat Sowa of Frydek, Gilbert and Shirley Sowa of Frydek, her grandchildren and their spouses Wayne Kazmir, Scott and Kelly Schranck, Gail Kirk, Teles Schranck, Tina Anderson, David Jr., and Angela Mlcak, Victoria Mlcak, Jerome Peters, Mindy and Johnathon Wrobliski, Cassy Peters, Dorothy and Donny Sklar, Mark and Sara Sowa, Theresa and Joe Mike Young, Lisa and Joe Villarreal, Steve and Tricia Sowa, Stephanie and Ronnie Kuciemba, Billy and Lori Sowa, Robin and Ray Hanzelka, Vincent and Jamie Sowa, Angela and Mike Kovar, Dena and Jerry Hajek, Clayton and Stephanie Sowa, Lanette and Billy Meredith and Shawna Sowa; great grandchildren Isabell and Kelcie Schranck, Josh Kirk, Brittany Jasper, Christina Shephard, Edward Spence, Dylan and Ashlee Anderson, Matthew Mlcak, Joanna Kruzel and husband Wesley, Jody Eaton, Christopher, Austin, Matthew and Kendall Young, Mark and Chelsea Villarreal, Katelyn and Zachary Sowa, Chase Kuciemba, Breanna and Brayden Hanzelka, Jaramiah and Anna Hajek, Clayton Sowa II, MaeLee Sowa, Steven and Michael Meredith, and great-great grandchildren Tater and Tracer Kruzel. Preceded in death by her parents Stash and Victoria Gajewski; brothers Valentine, John, Pete and August Gajewski; sisters Evelyn Belunek, Albina Orsak, Henrietta Gajewski; grandson Milton Sowa Jr. and son-in-law Edward Schranck. Services under the direction of Knesek Funeral Chapel in Sealy.
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