Delores J. Fryza-Girard 1931-2019
Delores J. Fryza-Girard
Delores J. Fryza-Girard, 87, of Thorp passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin with Rev. Marion Talaga officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Delores Jean Ruda was born on Dec. 14, 1931 in rural Thorp, the daughter of John and Sophie (Obrycki) Ruda. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at the Yaeger Country School. Later, Delores moved to Chicago to work. She met Edmund Fryza and they were married on Dec. 2, 1950 at St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church in Lublin. They farmed in the town of Roosevelt for many years until Edmund's death in 1984. Delores then sold the farm and moved to Thorp. While living in Thorp, Delores worked as a cook at the Zastrow Care Center in Gilman and later did home health care in Eau Claire. In addition to working full time, Delores managed to earn her GED, a feat she and her family were very proud of. She was united in marriage to Robert Girard on April 12, 1997 at the Community Alliance Church in Withee. After Robert's passing in 2011, Delores continued to live in the area until moving to Oakbrook Health and Rehab where she resided until her death.
Delores had many interests, but she especially enjoyed playing "smear", solving word search puzzles and listening and dancing to polka music. She was a member of St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church and its' Ladies Aid.
Delores is survived by four children, Linda Ramirez of Menomonie, Gloria Nissen and Jeff (Diane) Fryza, all of Lublin and Lori Alger (Dave Lutz) of Thorp; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; stwo sisters-in-law, Lucy Ruda of Merrlllan and Helen Curoso of Chicago, Ill.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Edmund and Robert; her son, Gary M. Fryza on Jan. 30, 1974; two bothers, Walter and Edward Ruda; and two sisters, Rose Szymoniak and Irene Nelson.
Online condolences may be directed to: www.cuddiefh.com. Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.