She was born on October 11, 1926 in Cestohowa to Elias Waclawczyk and Theresa (Wiatrek) Waclawczyk. She married Thomas A. Gawlik on January 20, 1948.
Survivors include children, Nancy Olvera (George) of Bulverde, Texas, Janet Matejek (John) of San Antonio, Joyce Dziuk (Michael) of Falls City and Tom Gawlik (Sandra) of Seguin; grandchildren, Antoinette Olvera, Eric Olvera, Brad Matejek (Courtney), Taylor Matejek, Jonathan Dziuk, Elliott Dziuk, Tyler Gawlik and Kailey Gawlik; step-son Jeremy Meier; great grandchildren, Kendyl Meier, Jordyn Meier and Drake Olvera; sisters Agnes Jaskinia and Irene Gorzell.
Preceded in death by parents; husband Thomas A. Gawlik; and sister Alice Fisher.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m., Sunday May 20, 2012 at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Cestohowa. The funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday May 21 at the church. Burial followed in the Cestohowa Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brad Matejek, Taylor Matejek, John Matejek, Tyler Gawlik, Elliott Dziuk and Michael Dziuk. Funeral services were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.