Helen Jayne Pajac, 86, mother of a Stevens Point woman, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point. She had been residing with her husband, Joseph, at the Portage County Health Care Facility in Stevens Point for the past two years.
A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Dauby, Wis. A private interment will be at the St. Peter’s/Dauby Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Mountain Funeral Home in Ashland from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Condolences may be offered online at www.MountainFuneralHomes.com.
Mrs. Pajac was born April 12, 1928, in Ino, Wis. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1945.
She was married to Joseph Frank Pajac June 7, 1946, at St. Florian Church in Ino, Wis., a daughter of the late George and Anna Boris.
Throughout her life, she had been employed in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago as a key punch operator and in Ashland at Munsingwear, Meyer’s Drug Store, Erickson’s Café, Ashland Daily Press, The Vogue and Anna Marie’s Designs.
She raised her family in rural Ashland for more than 60 years.
She was actively involved in her church as an altar society member and officer for many years, a lifelong church choir member, and a 4-H leader.
She could yodel and play the harmonica, organ and guitar.
Survivors include her husband, Joe; three daughters, Shirley Messina, Stevens Point, Donna (Steve) Greschner, Dayton, Ohio, and Connie Pajac, Ashland; four sons, Gerry (Debbie), Mosinee, Joe (Lory), Grantsburg, Jeff (Becky), Spring Valley, and Rick (Lisa), Carniaro, Italy; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Joseph Pajac; two brothers, Joseph and Cyril Boris; and two sisters, Mary Friedbauer and Agnes Versino.