Delores C. (Trawicki) Wadzinski, 88, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Delores was born to the late Joseph and Delphine (Strasser) Trawicki in the Town of Wein at the Strasser Homestead on April 10, 1930. She met, then fell in love with Marvin L. Wadzinski, whom she married at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edgar, WI on August 4, 1951. Delores worked as a bookkeeper for Marathon Electric and Gimbels Department Store, as well as a sales representative for Avon, Tupperware, and Stanley products. She worked until the birth of her first child when she chose to stay home and raise her children, Sandra, Gary, Marcia, Ted, and Wendy.
Delores was very active in both her church and her community. She was a member of the St. Catherine Council, Holy Name of Jesus Parish Council, Eucharistic Minister and volunteered regularly at the Holy Name of Jesus Summer Fun Event. She and her husband founded Holy Name Bingo Night which they organized and operated for over 20 years. Delores was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Alois-Dreikosen Post #469 of Marathon, navigated local neighborhoods as a Census taker, and served as a poll worker during numerous local, state and Presidential elections.
Delores enjoyed reading and loved watching her favorite shows: NCIS, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, and Hawaii 5-0. If you needed to talk to her, it was better to have waited until her shows were over. Family was the most important element in her life. Whether she was serving as a Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout Pack or simply spending time up North with family at the getaway spot on Lake Nokomis, being with family is what truly made her happy. Delores will be missed by all who truly knew and loved her.
Survivors include her children, Sandra Wadzinski of Wausau, Gary (Lisa) Wadzinski of Wausau, Marcia (Rick) Wood of Wausau, Ted (Brenda)Wadzinski of Green Bay and Wendy (Matthew) Hildebrandt of Kronenwetter; eight grandchildren, Matthew (Mariana Arena) Wood of Johnson Creek, Rebecca “Becca” Wood of Denver, CO, Dr. Allison “Allie” (Benjamin) Fisher of Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Tyler (Erin) Wadzinski of Hamden, CT, Jared Wadzinski of Green Bay and Miles, Samuel, and Ella Hildebrandt of Kronenwetter. Delores is further survived by her brother, Donald Trawicki of Tucson, AZ; brothers-in-law, Clemens Wadzinski of King and Kenneth (Janet) Wadzinski of South Bend, IN; sisters-in-law, Janet Trawicki of Edgar, Geraldine Lang of Rothschild and Lou Ann Zemski of Marathon; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Beside her parents, Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin on October 5, 1995; her brother, Anthony Trawicki; sister, Patricia DeLuca; brothers-in-law,
John DeLuca; Harold Lang and Joseph Zemski and her sisters-in-law, Bonnie Trawicki and Arleene “Dottie” Wadzinski.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1104 S. 9th Ave., Wausau. Father Peter Kieffer will officiate. Entombment will be in Holy Angels Mausoleum (St Michael’s Cemetery), Wausau. Visitation will be held Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. You may sign our family guest book at helke.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Church of Holy Name of Jesus.
The family would like to thank the Aspirus MSICU nursing staff, Dr. Allen and Dr. Wald for the exceptional heartfelt care given to our mother and grandmother during her stay.