Jadwiga “Hedy” Kartes, 77, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.
She was born on July 15, 1944, in Poland. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Kaziamira (Jesalowska) Janiszewski. Years after traveling to America, she met and married her sweetheart, Herbert Kartes. They married on August 17, 1962, in Milwaukee, WI, and had four children. He preceded her in death.
Jadwiga served as the main baker at multiple bakeries around Wisconsin; ranging from 29 Super to the “EACH” program at the Health Care Center. She eventually went back to school, despite her love for baking, to become a CNA. Working at a few different adults assisted living facilities, she found her true calling to be an At Home Facilitator for the elderly. In her later years, she became a caretaker for her favorite people, her great-grandchildren.
She had a passion for family that will never be replaced and a smile with a full body laugh to lighten up any mood. Her stories of the past and advice for the future will never be forgotten. She was a sting woman of faith. Her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was seen every day. Each child was a blessing to her and she, a blessing to them, as she was surrounded by their love to the very last day.
Survivors include her three children: Laura (Mike) Kasuboski of Manawa, Richard (Carri) Kartes of Wausau, and Daniel (Jessica) Kartes of Schofield; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two siblings Richard Janiszewski and Zuzanna Andryszkiewicz.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was further preceded in death by her sisters, Alfreda and Kaziamira, and her eldest son, Jeffery Kartes.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Inurnment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.
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