Obituary for Agnes Pezl

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Agnes B. Pezl, 98, Marshfield, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center.

Agnes was born on July 5, 1924 in the Town of Hackett, Price County to Joseph and Barbara (Janousek) France. She attended the Whitman “one room country school,” and graduated from Phillips High School in 1942. She married John F. “Jack” Pezl on September 7, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Phillips. He passed away on June 10, 2002.

Agnes was a homemaker and mother of three sons. She also worked with Jack as an office administrator at Pezl Engineering Corporation in Marshfield. Agnes and Jack always considered themselves a team.

Growing up on a dairy farm, Agnes always thought of herself as a “country girl,” and had a close connection to Phillips long after she moved to Marshfield. Agnes was a selfless, quiet, and shy person, and rarely thought of herself.  She was always there for those that needed her. Agnes was a very giving person that cared very deeply about her family, sending out birthday cards and letters to her relatives and friends. She loved receiving and sending mail.  As an artist, Agnes loved oil painting, rosemaling, transforming goose eggs into beautiful keepsakes, as well as excelling in many other crafts. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling with Jack.

Agnes was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart PCCW, and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a woman of strong faith and love for the Lord.

She is survived by her sons, John (Dawn) Pezl of Glen Ellyn, IL, Terry Pezl of Marshfield, and Gregory Pezl of Marshfield. She is also survived by three grandsons, Ryan McAlister, Chris (Meaghan) Pezl, and Ross (Jennifer) Pezl; three great grandchildren, Thomas, Robert, and Elsie Pezl; brother-in-law, Jerry Kulhanek of Two Rivers; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family that she cared for dearly. Agnes is also survived by her beloved family dog Percy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings Charles France, Albina Edinger, Joseph France, and Larry France.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marshfield, with visitation from 9:30 am until service time.  Rev. Keith Kitzhaber will officiate. The service will be livestreamed at  Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetary in Phillips at 4:00 pm.  Honored Pallbearers will be Ken France, Jim Kulhanek, Don Karnosh, Jess Edinger, Tommy Henderson, Chris Pezl, and Chuck France, as well as sons John, Terry, and Greg. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Marshfield Health Services and their rehab staff for their wonderful care and kindness.

Agnes showed an amazing strength in her last few years and put great importance on each and every day of life.  Her influence helped most who knew her become better people.  She was an inspiration, and we will miss her until we hopefully see her again.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Agnes’ name to Conquer Myasthenia Gravis at

Condolences may be sent online at

News Desk
Author: News Desk

This piece was posted by our news team! Contact us or submit stories at [email protected]