Leona I. Wiernik
Leona Irene Wiernik, 79, Stevens Point, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Maple Ridge Assisted Living in Plover while under the care of Ascension Ministry Home Care Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 20, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ed Shuttleworth officiating. Burial will be in the St. Bronislava Parish Cemetery.
Visitation was at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home in Plover Monday and at the church Tuesday.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifunerlhome.com.
A memorial in her name will be established at a later date.
Mrs. Wiernik was born April 30, 1938, in the town of Bevent in Marathon County, a daughter of the late Florian and Benjamina (Gagas) Wanta. She attended local schools.
She was married to Donald Wiernik July 6, 1957, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
After their marriage, they settled in the village of Whiting.
She volunteered for various organizations, and she often sold raffle tickets to support them.
She was a member of the PCCW of St. Bronislava Catholic Church, a member of the American Legions Women Auxiliary of Plover Post 543 and was a lifetime member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Auxiliary Plover Post 10262.
Survivors include her husband, Don; one daughter, Susan (Brian) Diehn, Junction City; two sons, Kenneth (Amy) Wiernik, Plover, and Todd (Anthony Leva) Wiernik, Denver, Colo.; one daughter-in-law, Ann Wiernik, Stevens Point; three sisters, Phyllis (Robert) Kostuchowski, Linda (Joe) Piesik and Mary Jane (Bob) King; two brothers, Joseph (Carol) Wanta and David (Darlene Duda) Wanta; one sister-in-law, Pat Wanta; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Clifford; and one brother, Tony Wanta.