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 Theresa Barbara <I>Gerszewski</I> Kazmierczak

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Theresa Barbara Gerszewski Kazmierczak

  • Birth 2 Oct 1922 North Dakota, USA
  • Death 24 Dec 2012 Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
  • Burial Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 103094758

Theresa B. Kazmierczak, 90, of Ardoch, ND passed away Friday, December 24, 2012 in Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, ND.

Theresa Barbara Gerszewski was born October 2, 1922 in rural Ardoch, Levant Township, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Jacob and Lillian (Narloch) Gerszewski. Theresa married Peter Kazmierczak on November 21, 1945 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw, ND. . They built a new home on her parent's homestead in 1956 and began their lifelong career of farming. After Peter's death in a farming accident on August 27, 1973, Theresa continued farming for a few years, until retiring. She moved to Tufte Manor in Grand Forks in August, 2010.

Theresa was always interested in learning. She took continuing education courses, continued studies in clerical skills and was employed at the Grand Forks Air Base for three years. Theresa more than enjoyed gardening, it was her passion. She shared the produce and canned the extra. When cold winter days kept Theresa indoors, she had many creative hobbies, including raising house plants, crocheting, drawing, self-teaching guitar, but enjoyed quilting the most. Theresa adored and spoiled her pets and would take in any strays to keep them fed and safe from "old man winter".

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Oslo American Legion Auxiliary, East Grand Forks V.F.W. Auxiliary and Grafton Prairie Rose Craft & Food Shop. She provided many years of service helping wherever needed, particularly church dinners and special events.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions for the care of abandoned and abused animals to Agassiz Animal Hospital, P.O. Box 640, Park River, ND, 58270.

Mass of Christian Burial: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service, led by The Catholic Daughters of America, Court Marquette 677 and a 7:00 p.m. vigil service in the Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Saturday.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery North, Grand Forks, ND, in the spring.


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  • Created by: High Plains
  • Added: 4 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103094758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theresa Barbara Gerszewski Kazmierczak (2 Oct 1922–24 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103094758, citing Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by High Plains (contributor 47607357) .