Maria Grabarz Piorkowski
Maria Grabarz Piorkowski
March 01, 1915 - April 11, 2015
Elkader, Iowa

Visitation: 9:30 until mass time April 18, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Elkader, Iowa
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM April 18, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Elkader

Maria Grabarz Piorkowski, 100, of Elkader, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Elkader Care Center in Elkader. She was born March 1, 1915, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, the third of six children to Peter and Alazia (Vilimek) Grabarz.

Maria married Stanislaw Piorkowski on February 3, 1949, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader. They made their home in Elkader where they raised four children. Maria loved to garden, growing delicious tomatoes to share with family and friends. She spent many hours tending to the flowers planted around her house and she enjoyed putting together puzzles. She was a wonderful cook; her pierogi was a favorite of everyone that tasted them.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Joanne) Piorkowski of St. Olaf, Romuald Piorkowski (Joan Wangen) of Elkader, Anita Roberts of Racine, WI and Raymond (Joyce) Piorkowski of Elkader; four grandchildren, Artemus Roberts (Melissa Kozinski), Ariel Roberts, Rodney Linderbaum (Kara Rahe) and Kimberly (Jonathan) Shea; two great-grandchildren, Ruby Shea and Ashton Roberts and one sister, Lydia.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2012, an infant daughter at birth; her parents; two brothers and two sisters.

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