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Charlene "Mama" F. (Ress) Zychowicz

August 25, 1938 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 83)


Charlene "Mama" F. Zychowicz, 83, Poniatowski passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.


She was born August 25, 1938, in Marshfield, daughter of the late Henry and Viola (Hamus) Ress Sr.  On August 31, 1973, she married Anthony Zychowicz in Waukegan, IL.  He preceded her in death on January 25, 2004.


In her earlier years Charlene worked at Briggs & Stratton in Milwaukee.  She later moved to Poniatowski and alongside her husband she was the owner/operator of Tony and Charlene’s Tavern in Poniatowski.  Some of her favorite pastimes included going to Hodag with Tony, socializing with people and enjoying the company of her family and friends.  Everyone who had the honor to meet Charlene immediately feel in love with her.


Survivors include her son, Chris (Joleen) Zychowicz, Edgar, her grandchildren, Danny (Chrissy) Hart, Tonya Hart, Angel (Myles) Linton, Amber Bartlet, Amanda (David) Zabawa, Christian and Skylar Zychowicz, Kailey, Anthony and McKennzie Schug, MyKayla and Madeline and Paige Schmidt, 11 great grandchildren, one sister, Betty Ress, Spencer, three brothers, Floyd Ress, Marshfield, Lloyd (Ruthy) Ress, Marshfield and Henry (Lori) Ress Jr, Marshfield and many nieces and nephews.


Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her children, Lisa Strasburg, Linda Weiler, Harvey Pohlie and Jowanda Zychowicz, her sisters, Mona Hansen, Darlene Anderson and Viola Baumann and a grandson, Wyatt Zychowicz.


The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski.  The Rev. Alan Wierzba will preside.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Charlene’s name.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkaremer.com.  Charlene’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to both the Lenny Frahm family and the Cletus Hart family for always being there for her over the years.  Also a special mention to Archie and Tom Schueller families and all the bartenders, friends and customers throughout the years.  We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.




January 14, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
327 N. Third Avenue
Edgar, WI 54426

Funeral Mass
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
125074 County Road U
Edgar, WI 54426

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