Martha E. Bisek


Martha Elizabeth Bisek passed away peacefully, October 23, 2022, at the beautiful age of 102.

Martha was born July 29, 1920, to Joseph and Elizabeth Slaby. She grew up on the farm, learning to work hard, can, cook, bake and enjoy nature with her seven siblings who await her in heaven: Pete, Edmund, Roman, Luke, Andrew, George and Helen.

Martha married Thomas R. Bisek in 1942, and said she was promised the moon, which took the form of trips to see the Brewers, several businesses, three daughters: Angie, Doris and Barbara; four grandchildren: Ben, Garrett, Claire and Mari; great-grandchildren: Hadley, Jillian and Jameson.

Martha lost Tom in 1964, and continued to operate Bisek’s Bar and Ballroom until she retired at the age of 72. Her work ethic was inspiring. She never put off doing the hard thing, as she said “…easy things will follow.” Martha loved being with family and friends, dancing the polka, gardening, raking, bingo, canning, caring for babies, doing wordsearches, shaking dice, watching daily mass rosary, traveling, picking cherries, apples, blueberries or anything else that grew.

Kindness, generosity and love define Martha. She was always up for an adventure and often said, “Why wouldn’t we… go, attend, do that.” She lived every day to the fullest, always chose joy, and finally rests peacefully.

Special thanks to St Croix Hospice and Inclusa for their loving care, kindness and support. Donations can be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Hall Restoration Fund.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father George Thayilkuzhitottu officiating. Family and friends are welcome for public rosary beginning at 9:15 a.m., with visitation to follow at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. To express condolences to her family online, please visit

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