Victoria R. “Vickie” Marsolek


Victoria R. “Vickie” Marsolek, 88, of Whitehall, passed away October 26, 2022, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Victoria was born November 29, 1933, at home, in the town of Arcadia, to Alex Lyga Sr. and Victoria (Misch) Lyga. Victoria married Dominic D. Marsolek, October 26, 1953, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Independence.

Victoria did many jobs besides helping on the family farm. She and her mother had a cleaning business for people and area businesses; was a phone operator for the Elk Creek Phone Company; worked for the Canning Company in Blair; waitressed, and was a full-time Nanny for 13 years. After retiring, she did child care out of her home. 

Survivors include her children: Daniel of Whitehall, Germaine (Suzanne) of Blair, Sharon (Jim) Jolivette of Taylor, Mark/Smoke (Sue) of Pleasantville, Mary (Bob) Johnson of Whitehall, Susan Marsolek (daughter-in-law); 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Rolland Lyga of Arcadia; sisters-in-law: Helen (Aloizie) Lyga of Pigeon Falls, Joyce (Stanley) Lyga of Whitehall, Betty (Richard) Marsolek of Independence, and Betty (Raymond) Halama of Strum.

Victoria was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dominic; son, Kenneth; brothers: Alex Jr., Aloizie, Stanley, Adolph and Richard; sisters: Angeline and Eleanore; sisters-in-law: Rosie and Theresa; and her beloved dog, Nickie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Whitehall with Father George Thayilkuzhitottu officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by Rosary, at Edison Funeral Home Independence. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial following services at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Independence.

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