Ernest Jaskowiak, age 74 of Silver Lake, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at St. Mary's Care Center, Winsted.
Ernest was born June 11, 1924 at Hale Township, McLeod County, Minn., to Thomas and Mary Kaczmarek Jaskowiak. He attend country school Dist 62 and St. Adalbert Parochial School.
On May 18, 1948, Ernest was married to Mary Schultz at St. Joseph Church in Silver Lake. Ernest and Mary celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year with many relatives and friends present.
Ernest was a farmer and loved the farm and home place where he was born. When he retired, he helped his son, Dale, with field work and enjoyed seeing the crops grow. He also like to go in the pasture and make wood.
Old time music and dancing, bowling, playing cards, Yahtzee, baseball, football and traveling were some of the things Ernest enjoyed. He also enjoyed being with family and friends, and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Louis was a member of the Knights of Columbus, McLeod County Historical Society, and a past member of the St. Adalbert's Cemetery Board. He was a member of St. Adalbert's and Holy Family Church.
He is survived by his wife Mary; his children: Larry and Trudy Jaskowiak of Becker, Michael and Linda Jaskowiak of Annandale, Dale and Karen Jaskowiak of Silver Lake, Mark and Michelle Jaskowiak of Eagle Bend, and Linda and Terry Vacek of St. Charles, Mo.; sisters, Helen and Edward Nowak, Alice and Carl Webb; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He is further survived by a brother-in-law, Theophil and Delores Schultz; and a sister-in-law, Loretta Schultz.
Louis was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Violet Grzeskowiak; and a brother, Leonard Jaskowiak, in infancy.
Funeral services were Monday, May 3, 1999, 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Holy Family, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Robert Mraz officiating. Music was provided by organist, Alice Nowak, and the Holy Family Adult Choir. Sandy Wozniak was the reader; giftbearers were Luke and Tom Jaskowiak. Interment was at St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Pallbearers were Cory, Chris, Jake, Matt, Joshua, and Heidi Jaskowiak, and Jeremy and Tony Vacek.
Arrangements were by Maresh Funeral Home, Silver Lake.
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