Josephine M. Koszarek, of Antigo, died Sunday, August 21 at Evergreen Terrace under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. She was 89 years old. She was born on August 26, 1926. She married Louis Koszarek on April 27, 1949. He preceded her in death on May 25, 2013.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School.
Jo was a member of SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church and the church Rosary Society. She volunteered at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center and for the Knights of Columbus.
She was a past president of St. Hyacinths School PTA.
Jo enjoyed knitting, sewing and baking. She loved to play BINGO, attend local sporting events and Friday night card parties. She cherished the companionship of her cat, Tiger.
Survivors include six daughters, Jean (James) Fonder of Antigo, Diane (John) Maar of Medford, Deborah Koszarek of Wausau, Patricia (Kenneth) Kieper of Green Bay, Linda (Larry) Lorbiecki of Wausau and Karen Koszarek of Neenah; five sons, William (Jane) Koszarek of Antigo, David (Leiloni) Koszarek of Antigo, Richard Koszarek of Aniwa, Dennis Koszarek of Erie, PA and Gerald (Chris) Koszarek of Antigo; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Shanks and Marie Fleischman; and a grandson, Anthony Koszarek.
A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church with Msgr. Paul Koszarek officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Bradley Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. A parish wake service will be held at 4 p.m. and a Rosary Society wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.