FRANK GAPINSKI OF ALBERTA DIES; MASS WEDNESDAY
Prominent Benton Farmer Victim of Lingering Illness Sunday
Frank Gapinski, Alberta township farmer, who has been a resident of Benton County since 1880, died there at his home Sunday afternoon after an illness which became serious on August 15. He had been ailing for some time, but his condition did not become serious until a few months ago. Mr. Gapinski was born in Poland, November 16, 1857 and came to the United States at the age of 23 years, residing for one year in Chicago and then moving to the farm in Alberta township where he farmed until his death. In September, 1886, he married Eva Helmin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Helmin, of Gilman, and she survives him with six sons and four daughters. The children are Kasmir, Enoch, Joseph, John, Isadore and Albert, all of Alberta; Mrs. Mary Ziwicki, Alberta; Mrs. Stella Kaproth, St. George; Mrs. Tillie Lewandowski, and Mrs. Helen Lewandowski, Palmer township, Sherburne county. There is also one sister, Mrs. Josephine Walchewski of Alberta. Funeral services were held at the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church at Gilman at 9:30 a. m., Wednesday, with Rev. Vincent Wotzka, the pastor, officiating, and interment was made in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were John, Walter, Ben and Bernard Helmin, and Frank and Peter Walscewski.
[SCT] St. Cloud Times (Saint Cloud, MN) Thursday, 20 Oct 1932, page 11
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