Funeral services for Cyril Goranowski, age 72 of Silver Lake, were Monday, April 12, 1999, at the Church of the Holy Family, Silver Lake. Cyril died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at St. Mary's Care Center, Winsted, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Cyril was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Hale Township, McLeod County, Minn., the son of Vincent and Rose Pavlitzki Goranowski. He attended country school and St. Adalbert's Catholic School in Silver Lake.
On Oct. 28, 1952, Cyril married Joan Snaza at St. Adalbert's Church in Silver Lake.
Cyril was an extremely talented mason, carpenter, inventor and a "jack of all trades." He took pride in his work and in performing a quality job at a time when craftmanship was being replaced by cheap, low quality work.
He enjoyed gardening, making horseradish, fishing, helping with family projects, and spending time with family and grandchildren. Cyril enjoyed a good laugh, and many times he was the instigator of that laugh.
Cyril was a member of the Silver Lake American Legion Post 141, having served in the Army in World War II.
He was also a member of the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake.
Cyril is survived by his wife Joan; son, Chuck and wife Kathryn; sister, Florence Mallak; sister-in-law, Ruth Goranowski; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond and Arthur; and sisters, Irene, Elanore, Margaret and Sara.
The Rev. Robert Mraz officiated at the 10 a.m. funeral services. Organist was Val Shamla, with music provided by the Holy Family Adult Choir.
Pallbearers were Galen Goranowski, Ray Quast, Ron Eggert, Duane Stritesky, Glen Smida and Tom Mallak. Interment was in St. Adalbert's Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Maresh Funeral Home, Silver Lake.
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