A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Howard Hintzman officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Merrillan.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point Friday, Nov. 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Konieczki was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Olden, Mo., a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Preston) Griffis. She lived in various states before settling in Port Edwards and later Stevens Point. She attended the Merrillan schools and graduated from high school in 1940.
After graduating she received the “Good Citizenship Award” from the Daughters of the American Revolution and represented Wisconsin on a trip to Washington, D.C. She continued her education by attending Wood County Teacher’s College in Wisconsin Rapids and then the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She earned a degree in teaching.
She was employed as an elementary school teacher in Hatfield, Cranmoor and the Nekoosa school districts. She was the recipient of the first “Teacher of the Year Award” presented by the Nekoosa School Board.
She was married to Roger Konieczki on July 3, 1943, in Waupaca. He preceded her in death.
She belonged to the United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association. For more than a decade during her early retirement, she volunteered and taught prisoners at the Stevens Point jail how to read.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Harold) Koletsky, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., and Karen (Mark) Pasano, Northridge, Calif.; one son, William (Cheryl), Stevens Point; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Violet Knutson.