Olga Mesyk of Waupaca, age 90, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
She was born in Schebesh, Russia on December 13, 1922, the daughter of Ivan and Eustina (Ivanovna) Ivanov. She was married to Petro Mesyk. She leaves behind four children: Lydia (Peter) Gaponiuk of Lutz, Florida; daughter Lesia “Sally” Mesyk of Chicago, Illinois; daughter Ann (Tom) Fillips of Manawa; and son John (Roxanne) Mesyk of Waupaca. Olga is also survived by nine grandchildren: Mark (Kim) Gaponiuk, Abel Gaponiuk, Peter Timothy (Kathryn) Gaponiuk, Anita (Daniel) Reed, Jennifer (Paul) Fisher, Amanda (Chris) Ames, Peter John Mesyk, Andrew Mesyk, and Lily Rose Mesyk; and 15 great-grandchildren: Mesyk Ann, Karis, John Mark, Sofia, Skyler, Kwynne and Nathaniel Gaponiuk; Sky, Jocelyn, and Sophia Reed; Aidan, Andrew, Adeline, Alex, and Abbott Fisher.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Maple Crest Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Gross officiating. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at Sheridan Cemetery in the Town of Farmington. We grieve as those who are on a temporary journey and give our Mama – Baba a very temporary farewell. Mama, you finished well!