Josephine E. Brilowski, 99, 1476 N. Brilowski Road, town of Hull, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the Portage County Health Care Center where she had been a resident since February.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald Przybylski officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. The St. Stanislaus Rosary Society, of which she is a member, will combine with the Knights of Columbus, of which her sons are members, and the general rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials have been established to St. Stanislaus Church and St. Stanislaus Rosary Society in her name in lieu of flowers.
Mrs. Brilowski was born April 22, 1900, in the town of Hull, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Zurawski) Jurgella. She attended Plover Hills and St. Peter grade schools. She then worked as a housekeeper for Judge Byron Parks and the Joy family.
She was married to Joseph Brilowski on June 25, 1923, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
They farmed in the town of Hull until retiring in 1963. They were also the originators of Brilowski Dairy. They moved to the current address in 1970. He died Jan. 16, 1990.
She was the eldest parishioner of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. She was a member of Rose #23 of the St. Stanislaus Rosary Society since 1927.
Survivors include one daughter, Isabel (Daniel) Kedrowski, Stevens Point; seven sons, Robert, Chester (Lorraine), Joseph (Mary), Donald (Christine), Leonard (Justine), Myron (Janet) and Norbert (Rita), all of Stevens Point; three sisters, Helen Cheack, Stevens Point, Elizabeth (Edwin) Lubetski, Milwaukee, and Mary “Lillian” Raschke, Cutter; 34 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister and eight brothers.