Verona J. (Josephine) Herek
Verona J. (Josephine) Herek, 96, town of Stockton, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Atrium Care Center of Stevens Point in the presence of family under the care of Heartland Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Custer with Rev. Gregory Michaud officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. Saturday morning at Immaculate Conception Parish until the time for mass.
A memorial in her name will be established at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Herek was born May 11, 1920, in the town of Buena Vista, a daughter to the late Jacob and Dominicka (Repinski) Biadasz.
She attended local schools.
She married Edwin T. Herek Nov. 21, 1942, at St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.
After their marriage the couple settled in the town of Stockton. Edwin preceded her in death March 25, 2013.
Together, they operated a dairy farm for many years until 1978 when one of his sons took over the farm.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel Rosary Society and the Immaculate Conception Rosary Society. Verona was a foster grandparent at Washington School for a number of years and taught ceramics and silk flower arranging at the Lincoln Center. She would also grow her own flowers, especially geraniums.
Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Koshollek, Plover; three sons, Maynard (Bonnie) Herek, Myron (Marcie) Herek, both of Stevens Point, and Jerry (Sally) Herek, Amherst; one Brother Dominic (Joyce) Biadasz, Stevens Point; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Benedict Koshollek; four brothers, Ed, Jake, Barney and Berne; and three sisters Helen, Bertha and Regina.