HEDWIG "HEDY' CENTKIEWICZ ZAREMBAHedwig “Hedy” Centkiewicz Zaremba, 90, of Floodwood passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 in the Hummingbird Assisted Living Facility in Meadowlands.
Hedwig “Hedy” Centkiewicz Zaremba, 90, of Floodwood passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 in the Hummingbird Assisted Living Facility in Meadowlands.
Hedy was born Sept. 25, 1922 in Skarszewy, Poland to John and Helen (Kruza) Noch.
She was raised in Koscierzyna, Poland where she graduated from high school. Hedy married Frank Centkiewicz in Poland in 1942. Together they had one son, Andrew who was born in 1947. After the death of her husband Frank in 1959, Hedy and her young son moved to Chicago, Ill., to be near her father. Hedy proudly became an American citizen on Sept. 12, 1967. She worked in Chicago for the Andes Candies Corporation, the Phoenix Trimming Company, and Sure Brothers Microphone Manufacturing, before securing her favorite position as a care-giver for Sophie and Rachael, the Terp-Meyer children. Hedy tragically lost her son, Andy, a member of the United States Air Force, on Sept. 18, 1947. After retiring, she moved to Floodwood, Minnesota and married Walter Zaremba on May 25, 1985. They made their residence in what she called, “the most beautiful house in Floodwood.” Walter passed away in 1992.
Hedy was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church and the Floodwood Homemakers Club. She also volunteered for Arrowhead Transit. She was a member of the Floodwood Sports Boosters and a self-proclaimed No. 1 Polar Bear fan, who attended every home volleyball and basketball game. Hedy took pride in the fact that so many players called her “Grandma” and would look to find her in her regular place in the stands. Hedy loved watching hockey games and her favorite team was the Chicago Blackhawks.
Hedy was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Frank, and second husband, Walter; son, Andy; step-son, Richard Zaremba; and step-son-in-law, Robert Runquist.
Hedy is survived by step-daughter-in-law, Theresa Zaremba; and step-daughters, Dorothy (Lyle) Barthel, and Virginia Runquist; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; twin great-great grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Margrit Dohmen of Mt. Prospect, Ill.
VISITATION: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 in the St. Louis Catholic Church, Floodwood with a Rosary being prayed at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, Nov. 19, also in the St. Louis Catholic Church in Floodwood. Msgr. Aleksander Suchan will be celebrating the Mass. Luncheon will follow at the Ages Building in Floodwood. Burial will be at Acacia Park Cemetery in Chicago, Ill. Arrangements entrusted to the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com