Mrs. Apolonia Zywicki, 86, Town of Alban, was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital at 9:30 p.m. Friday. She became ill at home and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Mrs. Zywicki had been in ill health the past two years.
Born in Europe August 1, 1880, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Betker. She came to the United States as an infant. The family lived in Chicago for two years and then moved to the Town of Sharon. On June 18, 1900, she was married at St. Adelbert's Catholic Church, Rosholt, to Anton Spitza,, who died in 1912. She was married November 6, 1912, to Martin Zywicki. His death occurred September 26, 1959. Throughout her married life, Mrs. Zywicki had lived on a farm in Alban.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John (Victoria) Karpinski, 316 Wadleigh Street, Mrs. Nick (Dorothy) Rozek, Brookfield, Mrs. Stanley (Zephrene) Wiza, Rosholt, Mrs. Donald (Tillie) DeVore, Cadott, and Mrs. Ben (Gertrude) Woyach, Milwaukee; five sons, Edward and Leo Spitza, Milwaukee, Peter Spitza, Orofino, Idaho, Felix Zywicki, Custer, and Charles Zywicki on the family homestead; 38 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and a step daughter, MRs. Helen Gunderman, Kane, PA. A daughter died in childhood. Four sisters and a brother also proceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 at St. Adalbert's Church with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. The parish Rosary Society, of which Mrs. Zywicki was a member, will say the rosary at 7:30 Sunday evening, and a general rosary will be recited at 8.