Christine E. Pawlak

July 24, 1915 Aug. 29, 2010"

Christine E. Pawlak (nee Bodus), 95, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 24, 1915, in Milwaukee, to Walter and Anna Bodus.

Christine was a charter member of St. Matthias Catholic Church, Milwaukee, where she participated with the Christian Mothers, volunteered at the fish fries and sang in the choir. She served as a Girl Scout leader and den mother for Cub Scouts. Christine was an avid baseball fan, she loved to attend games at Borchert field and liked to play bingo. She enjoyed baking homemade treats for her family to enjoy. On June 24, 1939, she married Sigmund Pawlak, and he preceded her in death in 1984.

She is survived by her six loving children, Stephen (Carolyn) Pawlak, James (Barbara) Pawlak, Eugene (Lucrecia) Pawlak, Ramona Bosch, Kathleen (John) Fucile and Michael (Mary) Pawlak; 28 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by four sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Bodus, Rose Chepeck, Clara Berndt and Elizabeth Pawlak; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Sigmund Pawlak, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rosemarie Pawlak on Oct. 11, 1956; great-grandson, Ari Panico; brothers, Joseph Bodus, Ralph Bodus, Eugene Bodus and Daniel Bodus; and a sister, Martha (Joseph) Zajac.

Visitation will be held from from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, with a rosary service at 7 p.m., at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 9306 W. Beloit Road, Milwaukee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow the Mass at St. Adalbert Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care given to Christine over the years.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.