Shirley M. Witucki, 84, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Hospice House, Wausau.
She was born Nov. 17, 1934, in the Town of Day, daughter of the late Matthew and Susie (Marty) Stark. On June 20, 1956, she married Walter Witucki in Edgar. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2008.
Shirley’s favorite pastimes were gardening, playing cards and putting together puzzles. She loved to cook for family and also baking, especially cookies. Her two words of advice: Don’t smoke and always forgive! Shirley insisted that her family relay how much she enjoyed all the kind words and visits she received from everyone.
Survivors include her children, Sharon (Glenn) Myszka, Kronenwetter, Connie (Dr. William) Knutson, Wausau, Randy (Stacey) Witucki, Athens and Brian Witucki, Marathon; sons-in-law, Brian Heldt, Athens and Victor Rogers, Wausau; grandchildren, Luke (Melissa), Aaron (Anna), Lindsey (fiancé Mitch), Kyle, Zach (Martina), Katy (Nick), Evan (Sonia), Valene, Robyn (Adam) Jessica (Kevin), Holly, Bob (Jamie), Justin (Thea), Branson (Lydia) and Colin; great-granchildren, Asher, Henley, Elissa, Gracin, Levi, Amelia, Adelyn and Mason; sisters, Marie Drewek and Ruth (Greg) Dunlop; and brother, Ron (Geri) Stark.
Besides her parents and husband, Walter; she was preceded in death by daughters, Lisa Heldt and Linda Rogers; brothers, John, Leonard, Francis and Charles Stark; brother-in-law, David Haile; and sisters-in-law, Verene Stark and Mertie Stark.
A funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski. Rev. Roy Witucki presided. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service, all at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to all the caregivers and staff at Hospice House for your exceptional care, making Shirley feel at home and bringing joy to her days.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.