Monica T. Hodkiewicz

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Monica Theodora Hodkiewicz (Styczynski), 87, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Monica was born April 4, 1931, in Pulaski to the late Albert and Theodora (Domkowski) Styczynski. The youngest of nine children, Monica graduated from Pulaski High School in 1949 and was a member of St. Anne Catholic Parish in Lena.

On Sept. 12, 1951, she married Norman Hodkiewicz at Assumption BVM Church, Pulaski. They operated a bakery on Ninth and State streets in Manitowoc before building their own bakery in Lena, which they operated together from 1954-1972. After selling the bakery, she served as the head cook at St. Charles Grade School in Lena alongside her close friends Mary June Valley and Barb Kushner. She continued working at Kugel’s Cheese Mart until the day prior to her passing. She enjoyed gardening, reading, canning, bowling, polka music, Aaron Rodgers, birthday club and, most importantly, spending time with her children and grandchildren. Blessed with a gregarious and fun-loving personality, Monica gladly opened her doors for all family gatherings and holidays.

Survivors include six sons: Michael (Mary Ann), Mark (special friend Bonnie Tousey), Myron (Cathy), Pat (Cindy), Kevin (Sandi) Hodkiewicz, all of Lena; Don (Barb) Hodkiewicz, Green Bay. Two daughters: Mary Lou (Roman) Wos and Paula (Eric) Blazek, both of Lena, 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is further survived by brothers-in-law John (Pat) and Leonard (Evelyn) Hodkiewicz, Green Bay, and sisters-in-law Grace (Bob) Kanugh, Suamico, and Adeline Berg, and brother-in-law Jim Mulloy.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Norman; a son, Murray “Pudge”; one granddaughter, Kyrie Eleison; two great-grandsons, Kyle Ervin and Braxtin Damion; brothers Tony, Stanley, Fred, Frank, Roman and Norbert, and sisters Agnes, Anna and Susan (Sister Arlene).

The family greeted relatives and friends Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Father Felix Abano and Father Nonito Barra officiating. Monica will be placed to rest at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery. Please visit RhodesCharapata.com to express online condolences.

The Hodkiewicz family would like to extend a special thank you to the Kugel family for its friendship and love over the years. Our family would like to thank Jim, J.J. and family at Kugel’s Cheese Mart for keeping Monica busy, occupied and employed all these years, right up to the last day of her beautiful life. Monica’s warm smile, infectious laugh and open-armed generosity will be greatly missed by her family and friends.