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Mary Magadaline “Mac” Gerszewski Adamski

  • Birth 7 Nov 1913 Warsaw, Walsh County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 17 Nov 2009 Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Warsaw, Walsh County, North Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 44554155

Mary Magdaline "Mac" Adamski, "Mac", died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania, Ohio. She has lived in Toledo, near her daughter Joan, since 2004.

Mary Magdaline, born November 7, 1913, in Pulaski Township, near Warsaw, North Dakota, was the fourth of twelve children born to John and Martha Gerszewski.

She walked to rural school, graduated from Ardock, North Dakota High School and received her B.S. in Education from Maryville State University. Her graduate studies include a fifth year of education from Bemidji State, an elementary science degree from the University of North Dakota and Headstart certification from the University of Indiana, Bloomington.

Mac taught five years in Walsh County, ND, rural school until 1942 when she went to Milwaukee, WI to work for Perfex Co. manufacturing ammunition supplies to support the War effort.

She returned to North Dakota to marry Sylvester Adamski in June 1946 at St. Stanislaus Church, Warsaw. They made their home in Oslo, Minnesota. In 1947, Mac accepted a position in the Oslo Public Schools where she taught elementary students for 28 years until her retirement in 1984.

She moved to Toledo, Ohio in 2004 to live near her daughter.

Mac was a lifetime member of the N.E.A. and M.E.A.; the American Legion Auxiliary Post #331; Knights of Columbus Auxiliary; Jolly Seniors of Oslo; and was active for 56 years in St. Joseph Parish Ladies Aide, altar committee and religious education.

Survivors are her son, Tim (Mary) Adamski, Edmond, Oklahoma and their children, Jon Nelson and Jennifer Weingrad; daughter, Joan (William) Hennessy, Toledo, Ohio; grandchildren, Sean, Oakland, CA, Brendan, Columbus, OH. and Meghan Hennessy, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Syl; sisters, Sarah Ebertowski, Suzanne Sood, Louise LaPointe, and brothers, Walter, Onufry, Sebastian, Isadore, Henry and Stephen.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oslo, MN, with interment at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery, Warsaw, North Dakota.

Local arrangements by the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home (419-531-4424).

Published in Toledo Blade on November 19, 2009


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  • Created by: Avril Mason Mussehl
  • Added: 19 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44554155
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Magadaline “Mac” Gerszewski Adamski (7 Nov 1913–17 Nov 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44554155, citing Saint Stanislaus Cemetery, Warsaw, Walsh County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Avril Mason Mussehl (contributor 47153509) .