Stella V. Halida 1929-2019
Stella V. Halida
Stella Victoria Halida, 89, of Lublin, passed away at the Clark County Rehab and Living Center in Owen, on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 6 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin with Rev. Madanu Lourdu Raju officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her granddaughters, Tracy Albrecht, Gwen Sova, Jennifer Duellman, Karyn Nitz, Hillary Tolzmann, Stacy Syryczuk, Sunnie Robinson and Hunter Halida. Visitation will be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Sunday, May 5 from 4-8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church on Monday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Stella Victoria Malinowski was born on Dec. 16, 1929 in the town of Withee, rural Lublin, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Wittek) Malinowski. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at area schools. After completing her schooling, Stella was united in marriage to Stanley Halida, Sr. on Oct. 29, 1949 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. They moved to Chicago for a short time before Stanley purchased his family's dairy farm in Lublin, in 1951. They farmed in the townships of Roosevelt and Maplehurst for 30 years before selling the farm to their son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Dorothy Halida, Jr., in 1981.
She had many interests, but especially enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, bird-watching, cooking and baking, gardening and working in her flower gardens. Stella was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and its PCCW and a member of the Lublin American Legion Auxiliary.
Stella is survived by seven children, Barbara (Donald) Cwikla, Mary Losiewicz, Stanley (Dorothy) Halida, Jr., Geraldine (Larry) Dmytro, Carolyn (James) Penk, Raymond (Susan) Halida and Roger Halida; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; three sisters, Francis Bak, MaryAnn Wnek and Josephine Czuba; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley, on Nov. 27, 2012; two sons-in-law, Richard Losiewicz and Jeffrey Dmytro; her grandson-in-law, Kenneth Robinson; and two sisters, Marcy Kotlowski and Pat Albert.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com. Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.