Lucille Agnes (nee Piwoni) Szemraj, age 94, formerly of Gilman, died July 14, 2021 at the Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center in Owen.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 17 at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin with Fr. Marion Talaga officiating. Interment followed at the Polish National Cemetery, also in Lublin.
Lucille was born September 11, 1926 in the town of Withee to Katherine (Strzok) and Peter Piwoni. She attended the Yaeger School in the town of Thorp.
On August 1, 1946, Lucille married Joseph Szemraj at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin. They farmed in the town of Roosevelt from 1946-1977. Then they moved to the village of Gilman where she had resided until moving into the assisted living center in Owen.
Lucille enjoyed cooking, baking, trips to the casino, cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers, and following her grandchildren’s sports. She was very proud of each of her grandchildren and their accomplishments.
She is survived by her children, Joseph (Judy) Szemraj of Lublin, Charles (Deana) Szemraj of Thorp, Susan (David) Ertl of Medford; sisters, Annette Tauscher of Florida, Julia Kendel of Minocqua; 13 grandchildren, Faye (Ken), Wayne (Marcia), Jolene (Keith), Jeremy (Connie), Josh, Jed (Melinda), Jon (Katie), Jamison (Stephanie), Steven, Stephany, Chloe, Wyatt and Ryan; and 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph in 1984; a son, James in 2018; daughter, Annette Kostick in 2020; son-in-law, Doman Kostick; grandson, Eric Tyznik; sisters, Ida, Mary, Frances, Helen and Josephine; brothers, John, Louis, Thomas, Leon, Clarence and Aloise “Rusty”.
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