Leo Peter Wojchik
Tuesday, September 18, 1917
Date of Death:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
100 years old
Leo Peter Wojchik
The memorial Mass for Leo Peter Wojchik will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. Pius X Catholic Church with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Boniface Cemetery in Waumandee, WI.
Mr. Wojchik, 100, of Rochester, died Tuesday, January 9 at St. Marys Hospital.
Leo was born September 18, 1917 in Waumandee, Wisconsin to Lawrence and Mary (Schmidt) Wojchik. He was born and raised in the Waumandee area and moved to Rochester in 1967. He worked many years at St. Marys Hospital retiring in May of 1982. Leo married Harriet Stettler on June 5, 1945; Harriet died on October 15, 1948. He married Audrey Abts on May 27, 1967; Audrey died on August 9, 1975. On September 30, 1977, he married Irene Woychik. Irene died on August 20, 2017.
He was an active member of the Auxiliary of St. Marys Hospital and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Leo is survived by his son, David (Paulette) of Rochester; daughter, Jody (David) Bahr of Cannon Falls; one stepson, Harold (Janice) Giemza of Arcadia, WI; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by three wives; three sisters; and three brothers.
In his 100 years Leo endured many hardships, but he persevered in his gentle and steadfast manner. He led his family with his kind and giving spirit, and admirable example. His greatest joy was reminiscing about his life growing up in the Waumandee and Fountain City, Wisconsin area. We all love him and he will be missed.
The family of Leo Peter Wojchik has received the following condolences.
Leo was part of my family for as long as I can remember. We shared the same birthday. What I will remember most about him was how kind and gentle he was, and how many wonderful stories he had to tell. I am so thankful to him for being a wonderful father-in-law to my sister. Rest In Peace, Leo.
Leo was always smiling. We had such good visits with him and will miss him very much.
God bless his family.
George & LaVonne Hermann
We are sending you our condolences on the passing of Leo. What a wonderful life he had. Georgia and Jean (Fetting) Scow
What a treasure it was to have Uncle Leo in our lives and to all who knew him. His kind gentle spirit will be missed by all. With deepest sympathy.
Roger turned white when I shared the news of Leo's passing, as he said he was just thinking about him yesterday morning while he was feeding cows and overlooking the Waumandee Valley. It does kind of give you goose bumps to wonder why you would think of someone out of the blue, on the same day before you find out he is on his way to heaven. He was a wonderful man and raised some very special people as well - he done good!!!
Such a great, kind man! Thinking of you all and sending many XOXO's.