Elizabeth J. Bembenek, 75, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at St. Clare’s Hospital after a short illness.
She was born on July 31, 1939, in Lomira, Wisconsin, as the daughter of Bernard L. and Ruth L. (Zahn) Acken and was raised on the family farm in Rosholt and graduated from Mosinee High School in 1957. She was married to Victor J. Bembenek, Jr. on June 20, 1959, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Torun, and moved to Milwaukee.
Elizabeth retired after working for 30 years at Briggs & Stratton and returned to the family farm in Rosholt. She enjoyed volunteer work at St. Mary’s Church for the annual picnic and grounds care, knitting and crocheting, reading, gardening and watching the Packers. She was pre-deceased by her spouse, parents, two brothers, three brothers-in-law and two granddaughters.
Elizabeth is survived by daughter, Mary (Robert) Schmidt, Atlanta, GA; son, Michael (Ren) Bembenek, Milwaukee; and grandchildren, John, Brian and Kelly Schmidt and Morgen and Ryan Bembenek. She is further survived by siblings, Elsie (Ed) Stanczyk, Fran (Ron) Sabel and Gerald (Janice) Acken; and sisters-in-law, Jeanette Bembenek, Rose Bembenek, Jeanette (Frank) Wierzba, Mary (Al) Eiden and Sally Bembenek. Elizabeth is further survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and family.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, May 2, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Torun, 5589 Dewey Drive, with the Rev. Gregory Michaud officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Friday at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home, 703 Second Street, Stevens Point, with a general rosary at the conclusion of the visitation. There will be no visitation Saturday prior to the Mass.
Pisarski Funeral Homes are honored to be assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.