THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: April 5, 2018
Helen (Steckbauer) Wojcik, 88, of Pulaski, passed away Easter Sunday morning, April 1, 2018 at Emerald Bay in Hobart, where she lived for the past four years.
Born May 18, 1929 in Manitowoc County, to the late Dr. Joseph and Daisy (Rickett) Steckbauer, she graduated from Columbia School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1950 and later that year met Eugene Wojcik at a dance in Green Valley. They married Dec. 30, 1950 at St. Mary's Church in Manitowoc.
She worked in nursing at at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay. After being a stay-at-home mom, she returned to nursing at Santa Maria Nursing Home in Green Bay for over 20 years.
A member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, she belonged to the Council of Catholic Women and was awarded CCW Woman of the Year in 2017. She was also a member of the Pulaski Commission on Aging and Senior Homes, volunteered with the Pulaski Senior Center and was Girl Scout Leader in the Pulaski area.
She enjoyed crafting and cooking and always took care of her family. She and her husband were on the Board of Directors for the Association for Retarded Citizens (now ASPIRO) for many years.
Survivors include 10 children, Charmaine Baranczyk, Mark Wojcik, Susie (Joel) Kirkish, Mary (Scott) Vanden Busch and Barbara (Randy) Kuske, all of Green Bay, Audrey (Bill) Peters, Oconto, Carol (Michael) Bess, Suamico, Ron (Patty) Wojcik, Pulaski, Connie Wojcik (Darin Zahn), Seymour and Jenifer (Wesley) Marks, Luxemburg; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends and a brother-in-law, James Wojcik, Madison.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene on Aug. 16, 2010; a son, Lloyd Wojcik; a brother, Curtis (Sharon) Steckbauer and her step-mother, Frances Steckbauer.
Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home in Pulaski on Wednesday, April 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a Parish Wake Service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, April 5 at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 119 E. Pulaski Street in Pulaski from 10 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M., will preside with burial in the Parish Cemetery.