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Cornelia R. “Corky” Klish, 85

Cornelia R. “Corky” Klish, age 85 of Stevens Point, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018, at The Lodge at Whispering Pines with her loving family by her side.

Corky was born on March 16, 1933, in Stevens Point, the daughter of Alois and Helena (Slagowski) Haka. She attended P.J. Jacobs High School.

On August 30, 1952, Cornelia was united in marriage to Donald Klish at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Corky was a member of Holy Spirit Parish. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and camping but her passion was spending time in the kitchen baking, canning and cooking for her family. The meals created with her love always put a smile on the faces of her family.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Cornelia is survived by her children; Allen (Cynthia) of Stevens Point, Judy (Robert) Dambroski of Amherst, Patrick (Sarah) of Stevens Point and Lynn (Eric) Leary of Stevens Point; 13 grandchildren, David (Samantha Gilbert), Samantha, Cory, Hattie, Joshua (Jodi), Keith (Becca), Joe, Ruby (Falcon Mealman), Phillip, Nathan, Megan, Colleen and Shannon; eight great-grandchildren, Allen, Malek, Isabelle, Brady, Ava, Landon, Zoe and Oliver; daughter-in-law, Lisa; sisters-in-law, Joyce Haka and Lillian Rekowski; longtime special friend Cheryl Leary; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald in 2000; son William “Bill” Klish; infant grandson Donald Klish; brothers and sisters; Irene (Lambert) Sankey, Raymond (Irene) Haka, Mary (Steven) Firkus, Jean (Frank) Hayson, Frank (Helen) Haka, Alois Haka, Jr., Stanley Haka and Barbara (John) Lesinski.

Funeral services will be at the Pisarski Funeral Home, 703 Second St. in Stevens Point on Wed., June 27 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

The Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Klish family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com

Corky’s family wishes to thank Ministry Hospice and the staff of The Lodge at Whispering Pines for the love, care and compassion that they gave our mother.

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