She was born in Chicago, IL on November 30, 1922 to the late Joseph and Mary (Piazza) Mantia. On November 9, 1946, she married Chester Florczak; he preceded her in death on October 26, 2002. Jean was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the hospital. Jean enjoyed spending time with her family and her many crafts, including crocheting, embroidery, and crosstitch. Her family and friends were blessed over the years with her beautiful handiwork. Jean also enjoyed playing the piano and played up until a few weeks ago.
She will be sadly missed by her children: Lynn (Paul) Lencki of Waupaca, Terrence (Elizabeth) Florczak of Orland Park, IL; grandchildren: Tim (Jill) Lencki, Sheri (Bruce) Van Epps, Michael Florczak; great-grandchildren; Noah and Owen; other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Josephine, Rose, Julie and Clara.
The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 2845 Shadow Road, Waupaca. The visitation will be on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. A memorial has been established. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.