Wiecki, Ellen R.
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Ellen R. Wiecki, 84, Berlin, died peacefully on Monday morning July 2, 2012 in her home at the Patriot Place of Berlin, with her family near, where she has resided at with her husband for 2 ½ years.
She was born on January 31, 1928 in Berlin, the daughter of Wm. G. and Florence Rossman Richter.
On June 19, 1948 she married the love of her life, Harold Wiecki, in Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church of Berlin.
A loving wife and mother, Ellen is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harold, and their three children, Michael, Fond Du Lac; Gail Moore, Kenai, Alaska and Lisa (Steve) De Sieno, De Pere.
Ellen is a graduate of the Berlin High School with the class of 1945 and while in High School, Ellen played in the band. During parades, she was a baton twirler at the head of the band. She was elected Prom Queen in her junior year. Ellen was an accomplished pianist and for many years accompanied high school musicians as they competed in the Solo and the Ensemble tournaments every spring.
While her children were growing up, Ellen served as both a Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader. Her green thumb was evident as she loved to grow and tend her flowers and vegetable gardens. Bird feeders were in abundance in the yard as Ellen was always on the lookout for the different types of birds that might be visiting each new season. Ellen loved to knit and made time to knit a sweater for each of her daughters every year at Christmas for at least 20 years. She also enjoyed knitting afghans and many other pieces.
She created "Handicrafts by Ellen", a cottage industry of hand painted wooden plates to commemorate weddings and births. Ellen worked with her husband, Harold, as his partner in their income tax preparation business which was known as the Wiecki Tax Service of Berlin, for over 50 years. She was also a very important partner along with her husband in the day to day operations of being the wife of a Funeral Director at the John R. Wiecki Funeral Home of Berlin, until their retirement from the Funeral Home business in 1983.
She was a faithful lifetime member of the Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church of Berlin (Now All Saints Parish) and the ladies (C.C.W.) Sodality of the Parish.
Special thanks to the staff and residents of Patriot Place for their loving care; and to the Agnesian Hospice Hope staff, for their compassionate assistance and support.
Funeral services with the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday July 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the All Saints Catholic Church of Berlin with the Rev. Jerome Maksvytis officiating and burial will follow in the Saint Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery of Berlin.
Relatives and friends may visit and pay their respects with the family on Friday July 6, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wiecki-Skipchak Funeral Home of downtown Berlin with a Parish Rosary to be recited at 5:45 p.m., and may also visit at the Funeral Home on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. before we leave for the services at the church.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
116 S. ADAMS AVE.
DOWNTOWN, BERLIN, WIS.
FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1919
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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from July 3 to July 4, 2012