Leokadia “Lea” Fildes passed away on Wednesday, October 15 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a six month battle with cancer.
Leokadia Orszanski was born to Michael and Luba (Kulago) Orszanski on August 7, 1950 in Stanley, WI. Lea married Larry Fildes on April 24, 1982 in Tuscon, AZ. They have one daughter, Larissa. She recently retired after being a long time elementary school principal in Colby.
Lea is preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Luba Orszanski and survived by her husband, Larry Fildes, her brother, Leon Orszanski, of Clinton, WI, her sister, Alice Orszanski, of Marshfield, WI, and her daughter, Larissa Fildes, of Hudson, WI.
Visitation will be held at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen, WI on Sunday, October 19 from 4-7 p.m. followed by a prayer service. An additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 20 from 10-11 a.m. The second visitation will be followed by a procession to Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Lublin, WI for the burial at noon. Father Ted Wojcik will officiate. All family and friends are welcome.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com.