Eileen M. Balczewski, 98, of Ogema, formerly of Madison, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Rib Lake Health Services, where she had resided for the past 2 years. She was born on December 24, 1919 to Michael and Bessy Sheehan in Chicago, IL. She married John Balczewski in 1941 in Chicago.
In her spare time Eileen enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with family, and babysitting her great-grandchildren.
Eileen is survived by 3 grandchildren Janet (Timothy Bosley) VanderWaal of Mosinee, Michael (Lisa) Murphy and Robert “Bob” (Gail) Murphy both of Sun Prairie; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.
Eileen is preceded in death by her parents, husband, John Balczewski; son, John “Jack” Murphy; daughter-in-law, Monica Murphy, and sister, Beatrice.
A prayer service will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake at 3:00 PM, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Eileen’s name may be given to the family for use a later designation.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com