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Obituary of Stanley Nowicki - March 1, 1956

Unknown Wisconsin Newspaper.

Thursday , March 1, 1956


Stanley Nowicki, who came to Kewaunee eleven years ago to live in quiet retirement after owning and operating a Farm farm in the town of Eaton, Brown county, for upwards of a half century, died at his home on Second Street Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the age of ninety-one years.

Mr. Nowicki was a native of Suwalki, Poland, where he was born in January of 1864. He came to this country as a youth sixteen years of age and subsequently was employed with lumber companies in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan for sixteen years. In 1893 he acquired a farm in the town of Eaton and until his retirement in 1944 he operated that fine farm very successfully.

He was married to the former Elizabeth Kruppa at Eaton on July 4, 1893 and she survives him with six daughters and five sons, Mrs. Nick (Mary) Polasik and Mrs. Frank (Rose) Contney of West Allis, Mrs. Joseph (Verna) Jung of Chicago, Mrs. Jerry (Helen) Pravachek of Mishicot, Mrs. Fabian (Pauline) Rank of Mills Center, Mrs., John (Loraine) Sevcik of the town of West Kewaunee, and John, Rufus and Andrew of Chicago, Frank of Manitowoc, and Bernard of the town of Eaton.  Also surviving are thirty-two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The body is at the Buchanan Funeral Home and funeral Services will be held this morning (Thursday) at ten o’clock at the Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. Michael Jacowski officiating. Internment will be in the St. Cyril & Methodius Church Cemetery in the town of Eaton. Six sons-in-law will be the pallbearers, Nick Polasik, Frank Contney, Joseph Jung, Jerry Pravachek, Fabian Rank and John Sevcik.

During the past decade Mr. Nowicki lived in comparatively quiet retirement, enjoying all the good things that a long and busy career had made possible for him and was not very active but his neighbors and many old friends with whom he continued long association when they came to visit with him knew him as a very pleasant gentleman and they will mourn his passing.

Submitted by: Bryan Maersch