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Jean Katherine Swiatnicki
On October 18th Jean Katherine Swiatnicki went home to be with her Father in Heaven. Born in Sokoliki-gorskie Lowow Poland, September 14, 1929 to Joseph and Bernice Bohaczek, she came to America in 1949 and met the love of her life, Richard Vincent Swiatnicki and married June 14, 1952. He preceded her in death June 11, 1994.
Jean was an active member of St. Mary’s Parish in Peshtigo all her life and a 50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, along with County Line Homemakers, Sewing Circle, Polish Heritage Club of Marinette, Stephens Ministry, and volunteer at St. Mary’s Parish and Salvation Army Marinette. Jean enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, gardening and was active in public speaking about her life in Poland as a child during WWII.
Jean raised 6 children, Kenneth, Diane (Kevin) King, John (Penny), Lawrence “Nick”, Walter “Frog”, and Richard “Buck”; She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and her beloved brothers and sisters, Zigmunt Bohaczek of Peshtigo, Harriet Terpanier of Oconto, Richard (Judy) Bohaczek of Kenosha, Emily (Danial) Messenger of Peshtigo, Al (Vicki) Bohaczek of Menominee, MI, Bill (Debbie) Bohaczek of Tennessee, and Jennie Kalafut and Joan Koscleiske, both of Illinois. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by brothers, Marion Bohaczek and Adam Bohaczek; a sister Nella Kalaska; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Walter and Lucille Wozniczka; and a granddaughter, Ashley Swiatnicki.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 23, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 1:00 to 5:00 pm with a wake service at 2:00 pm. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Peshtigo with concelebrates Father Jesus Bascuna Berdol and Father John Harper. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.