Stella Cwiklo, 86, Wisconsin Rapids, a Plover native and the mother of a Stevens Point woman, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, with the Rev. John Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be designated to Riverview Health Care Foundation, McMillan Public Library or to the charity of one’s choice.
Mrs. Cwiklo was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Plover, a daughter of Stanley and Rose (Paczesniak) Wozniak.
She was married to Frank E. Cwiklo on Sept. 15, 1934, in Plover. She attended schools in Plover and was valedictorian of her graduating class.
She was a homemaker and a Fuller Brush sales representative for 33 years.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the St. Lawrence Rosary Society and the St. Lawrence PTA and was active in other church organizations.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, William, Long Beach, Calif., and Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.; four daughters, Carol Torresani, Wausau, Mary Ann (James) Nigbor, Stevens Point, Christine (Mark) Halverson, Wisconsin Rapids, and Jean Cwiklo Ghergurovich, Scituate, Mass.; five sisters, Mary Cerlanis, Arizona, Sophie Kleppin, Wisconsin Rapids, Catherine Pliska and Helen Literski, both of Stevens Point, and Frances Lepak, Vestal, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Elisabeth Cwiklo Mertes; one son, James; one brother and three sisters.