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Karl A. Ciborowski

Karl A. Ciborowski
RACINE – Karl A. Ciborowski, 86, passed away Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013 at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints. Karl Ambrose Ciborowski was born in Racine to Peter and Jennie (nee: Wiza) Ciborowski on October 2, 1926. He lived in Racine for most of his life. In Karl’s earlier years, he left school to work on the family farm. From 1944 until 1946, he served in the United States Navy on the USS Rigel in the Philippine Islands. After his military service he worked for the Wisconsin Screw Company where he met his future wife, Jean Marie Drescher. They were united in marriage on May 14, 1955 at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church in Sturtevant. In 1964, Karl was employed by Twin Disc and worked there for 27 years retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Twin Disc 20 year club. Karl was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. He spent much of his time stripping and staining antique furniture and tinkering with cars. He adored his ‘79Mercury Cougar. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, bowling, softball and gardening. Karl will be remembered by how he always joked around with his family and friends. Karl is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean; children, Dawn Petersen, Diane (David) D’Angelo, Sharon Ciborowski and David Ciborowski; grandchildren, Zachary (Lisa) Hansen, Rhiannon (Andy) Erickson and Davina D’Angelo; great grandson, Tyler Erickson; twin sister, Caroline Jarsted and sister Agnes Klasinski; brother, Dick (Connie) Chilla; brother-in-law, Chuck Dhennin; special friends, Wayne (Joyce) Lanouette and Ray Kent; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas “Tommy” Ciborowski on June 12, 2013; father, Peter Ciborowski, parents, Nick (Jennie) Chilla; and brothers and sisters, Al Ciborsky, Frank Ciborowski, Bernice Dhennin, Chet (Evelyn) Chilla, Ray Chilla and Claire Chilla. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Father Terry Huebner celebrating. Inurnment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass at 11:00 AM. Memorials to the family have been suggested. “The family would like to thank the staff at Wheaton Franciscan Home Health and Hospice and for their kind and compassionate care and support.” Wilson Funeral Home 1212 Lathrop Avenue 634-3361 www.wilsonfuneralhome racine.com


Published in Racine Journal Times on Sept. 11, 2013
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