THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: August 20, 2014
Hattie (Skinkis) Jarmolowicz, 99, of Sobieski, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 17 at Woodhaven Manor in Pulaski.
Born Nov. 26, 1914 in Brown County, to Joseph and Pearl (Olszewski) Skinkis, she married Roman Jarmolowicz in 1936 and he preceded her in death in 2003.
She had a zest for life and hoped to see her 100th birthday in November. She sewed Dolly Partons Coat of Many Colors from left-over material and hand-me-downs and made her own patterns from newspaper pages. She had a large garden, preserving what she could for her family, making different jams, jellies, and cucumbers. She was known for making doughnuts, that she shared with everyone.
She enjoyed crocheting doilies, slippers, afghans, caps, and scarves, and never followed instructions. She crocheted and did her coloring books until recently. She loved company and always sent everyone home with something.
Survivors include her eight children, Rose Rovinski (husband, Don Gierczak), LaVerne (Dan) Labs, both of Green Bay, Barbara (Tony) Zimanek, Iowa, Germaine (George) Ballard, Crivitz, Dottie (Mike) Sternard, Luxemburg, Pat (Ray) Wazny, Sobieski, Tom (JoAnn) Jarmolowicz, Seymour and Sandy (Jeff) Collins, Montello; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley (Rose Marie) Skinkis, Seymour; two sisters, Helen Kobelewski, Milwaukee and Genevieve Spaude, Menominee, Mi.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman; two sons, Joseph and Michael; a son-in-law, Ted Rovinski; a brother and sister-in-law, John (Eleanor) Skinkis; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Isabelle (Jospeh) Hylok and Florence (John) Holewinski; two brothers-in-law, Frank Kobelewski and Fred Spaude.
Friends may call at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 124 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski, from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21. Fr. Brendan Wroblewski, O.F.M will preside, with burial in the parish cemetery. Marnocha Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.