Smrecek, Marian L.
Marian L. Smrecek, age 81, of Loyal, died at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, on Friday, February 28, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Willard. Marian's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at the church, on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
Marian Louise Podrovitz was born on June 17, 1932, in rural Clark County, WI, to George and Matilda (Cerne) Podrovitz. She was raised in the Chicago area and spent her summers in Willard. At the age of 10, her family purchased a farm and moved to Willard, where she continued her education in the Willard/Greenwood area. Marian was united in marriage to Daniel R. Smrecek on November 26, 1949 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. In addition to being a farmwife, Marian also worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for the Greenwood Co-op for a few years. She then worked as a postal clerk, at various post offices, until her retirement. Marian resided in Loyal until entering the Clark County Health Care Center, in Owen, in 2007. In 2008, she moved to Miller Alternative Care in Marshfield, and then moved to A Touch of Home, in Marshfield, in 2010, where she resided until her death.
In her spare time, Marian loved to cook, garden, play the accordian, dance, and listen to gospel music.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its PCCW, and a member of the K.S.K.J. Lodge for many years.
She is survived by 7 children, David of Brookfield; Diane (Ray) Tenut of Big Lake, MN; Danny "Smack" of Loyal; Dale (Penny) of Greenwood; Jennifer "Dawn" (Kevin Wallick) Ryan of Landenberg, PA; Dean of Marshfield; Dana (Randy) Smrecek-Bennett of Cadott; 9 grandchildren, Erich Smrecek, Nicholas Smrecek, Douglas Tenut, Marcus Smrecek, Cory Smrecek, Kyle Smrecek, Luke Smrecek, Sierra RyanWallick and Zac Smrecek; 2 great-grandchildren, Amarah and Amaya Smrecek; one brother, Michael (Kandi) Podrovitz of Willard; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel, on January 6, 2006; and one daughter-in-law, Barbara Smrecek.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Loyal, or the Clark County Humane Society, in Neillsville, in Marian's name.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Cuddie Funeral Home - Loyal
201 West Mill Street PO Box 65 Loyal, WI 54446
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 4, 2014