Martin J. Tomporowski, 87

Martin J. Tomporowski, a resident of Foley, died Thursday March 29, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 2,  at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Brennyville, with the Rev. Leo Moenkedick officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Martin Tomporowski was born March 15, 1925, in Alberta Township, Benton County, to Warren and Rosella (Krawiecki) Tomporowski. He married Donna Emslander, Nov. 14, 1955, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. He had lived and farmed in Alberta Township most of his life. He had also worked as a bartender in Ronneby and at the Foley Liquor Store. He worked construction with his brother, William and worked on the churches in both Gilman and Brennyville. He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He was a member of Brennyville softball team and loved to pitch horseshoes; was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, where he was an usher; was on the FHA Board; member of the Foley Sportman Club; charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Marty Council #3606 and member of the Fr. Pierz Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Martin was also an officer for the Benton County Farmers Union and past Supervisor and Assessor of Alberta Township.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of Foley; daughters, Jeannie (Jerry) Rajkowski, of Foley, Joan (Daniel) Ziwicki of Foley, Carol (Allan Schyma) Cheney of Baudette, Kathryn (Dennis) Tetens, of Henning, Mary Tomporowski (Rahul Diesh) of Half Moon Bay, Calif., Teresa (Fred) Lentner of Foley and Diane (Mike) Barringer of Rice; sisters, Florence Radford of St. Paul; Rita Johnson of Foley; and Rosemary Lubbesmeyer of Burnsville; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Clotilde Jedlicki, Lorraine Pintok and brother, William; grandson, Robert Cheney and great grandson, Josuah Rajkowski.

Foley Funeral home