Sally Meshak, 83

Sally Meshak, 83, passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2024.

She was born on December 17, 1940 to Andrew Sr. and Anna (née Kizewski) Wierzba. She attended Galloway and Wittenberg schools.

Sally worked at Saint Michael’s Hospital as a nurse’s aide, which is where she met her husband while he was being treated as a patient. She also worked as a bakery/deli manager at Copps East Side IGA.

Being the oldest daughter of 12 kids, Sally was an excellent cook and loved to feed family members, neighbors, or anyone in need of a hot meal, made with love. One time when Sally was receiving care at a hospital, the doctor asked if she received any services such as Meals on Wheels, to which her son-in-law replied, “she is Meals on Wheels.” Anytime her grandchildren were sick, they would call and ask her to make homemade chicken soup to help them feel better, and it was always done the same day. Throughout the years, countless many enjoyed and raved about Sally’s recipes. She was also an avid gardener and canner, canning 100’s of quarts of vegetables every year.

Sally enjoyed spending time with close family, feeding and watching birds, and tending to her plants. She had a green thumb and could save any plant given to her, to nurse back to health. If you are planting a garden this spring, please think of Sally when you pick your bountiful harvest.

Sally was married to Frank Meshak on October 29, 1960. They celebrated 55 years of marriage prior to Frank’s passing on May 28, 2016. She is survived by sons, Paul (Rita) Meshak and Mark (Julie) Meshak; daughters, Marcia Meshak and Cheryl (Chris) Filtz; grandchildren, Daniel Meshak, Rachael (Alan) Flood, Paul Meshak Jr., Cecily (Joe) Mileski, Steven Meshak, Caitlyn (Jesus Camacho Cruz) Filtz, Sarah Meshak, Ben Meshak, and Noah Meshak; and five great-grandchildren, Mollie and Elliot Flood, Stella Mileski, Lyla Kawleski, and Francine Mileski.

Sally is further survived by sisters, Rita (John) Goskowicz, Rose (Brian) Hamilton, Helen (Al) Hintz, and Anna (Dennis) Mlodik; brothers, Thomas (Mary) Wierzba, Ronald (Peggy) Wierzba, Frank (Althea) Wierzba, John (Linda) Wierzba, and Gary (Lori) Wierzba; and sisters-in-law, Sophie Wierzba, Lenae (Norb) Wierzba-Sankey, Germaine Meshak, and Lois Meshak. Sally also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, close friends, and extended family.

In addition to her husband, Sally was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Peter Wierzba; daughter, Marie Meshak; brothers, Andrew, Jr. and David Wierzba; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sandy Wierzba, Marge Meshak, Leonard (Doris) Meshak, John Meshak, Ralph (Mary Jane) Meshak, Rita Meshak, and Joe Meshak.

The family would like to thank Interim Hospice for their loving care and compassion.

A Memorial service for Sally will be held at Shuda Funeral Home in Stevens Point at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Reverend Jeffrey Hennes will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established at a later date. Online Condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com.

“Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, although we cannot see you, you’re always at our side.”