THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Cecelia M. LaChapell
Issue Date: July 10, 2014
Cecelia Marie LaChapell, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 4 at Woodlands Nursing Home in Gillett.
Born in Armstrong Creek on Aug. 5, 1925, to Leo and Adeline (Gudowicz) Pizinski, she attended grade school in Armstrong Creek and graduated from Goodman High School. On May 12, 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, Jerome LaChapell and they moved to Wayne, Mi. and she worked at Bendix Aviation.
In 1946, they returned to Armstrong Creek and operated the Pizinski Family Farm. In 1971, she started working for CESA 8 in the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District as a teachers aide and later moved into the special education department for 25 years until her retirement in 1996. Along with her full time job, she was a cook at the Stoney Ridge Restaurant in Goodman. A lifetime member of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Armstrong Creek, she had a strong faith, loved being with her familyand enjoyed baking and preparing meals.
She is survived by her children, Bill (Ann), of Oconto Falls, Marie (Joe), of Alpha, N.J., Linda (friend, Richard) and and Jim (Carla), both of Goodman; a sister-in-law, Joyce (Ken), of Niagara and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Adeline; husband of 69 years, Jerome; a daughter, Carnell; a sister, Alicia and a brother, Vincent.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Armstrong Creek. Interment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Armstrong Creek. Weber Hill Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.