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Marceal Casimir LaMott

Marceal LaMott, age 75, of Silver Lake, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.

Marceal Casimir LaMott was born the fourth of seven children to Joseph A. LaMott and Elizabeth Rozeske LaMott March 4, 1927 on the family farm in Winsted Township, McLeod County.

He was baptized Marshall Casimir at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Silver Lake March 9, 1927, by the Rev. Worzalla. He also made his first communion and confirmation at St. Adalbert's.

Marshall attended McLeod County district 62 school and graduated from eighth grade.

Marceal married Antoinette (Nettie) Lewandowski at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church, Silver Lake, April 17, 1951. They became the proud parents of David LaMott, Diane Schultz, and Doris Hoel.

Marceal and Nettie made their homes in Bergen Township, where they did farming and raised livestock, in Winsted for 10 years as owners of the Corner Bar, in Glencoe where he was a bartender, and finally in retirement in Silver Lake, living on both sides of Cleveland Street.

Marceal was an active lifelong member of St. Adalbert's-Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He went to mass frequently and his favorite prayer was the Rosary.

Marceal was a wood crafter and was known for his lawn ornaments. He was a regular Mr. Fixit, and always carried basic tools in his pocket to fix any broken thing he came upon.

He never wanted to buy anything new or throw anything away, and would rescue things from the garbage. He always thought there must be some way to fix everything.

He had many projects going and also had many plans for the future, some of which he was never able to get to. Once he got into something, he did not want to stop until it was done.

He was happiest when he was busy in his shop. He also played the concertina and liked to waltz; but not polka. He played cards, and went to flea markets, polka fests, and to the casino.

He liked to play basketball and baseball with his three children, as well as milk cows and do farm work.

With his seven grandchildren, he would play cards and board games, go fishing, and play kitchen army with them while lying on the floor.

He would go to their baseball games when he could, or listen to them on the radio when he couldn't attend. He even got the team baseball cap and jacket to wear.

Marceal and Netty liked to travel. They went with Floyd and Margie Mickolichek to Florida, and they went to Nashville, Tenn., Arizona, California, Canada, and Niagara Falls.

They had just bought a used RV for traveling this summer, but were only able to use it once.

His favorite sayings were: "Go with the flow," "One day at a time," "Never buy new," and "There is nothing that can't be fixed."

Marceal had good health most of the time, except in 1968 when he had surgery for a bleeding ulcer, but had recently found out that he had a heart murmur.

For about the last year and a half, he was doctoring for acid reflux. After a trip to the Mayo Clinic for a complete check up, they found out one month before his death that he had stomach and liver cancer. After unsuccessfully trying chemo therapy, he fell asleep and was with the Lord in the Glencoe Hospital Sunday morning, June 30, 2002.

His wit and talents and love will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.

His brothers and sisters were Clarence LaMott (deceased), Zoa Fasching, Eddie LaMott, Dolores Fiecke, Janet Stibal, and Earl LaMott.

Marceal was survived by his wife, Antoinette (Nettie); son, David and wife Linda LaMott; daughters, Diane and Chuck Schultz, Doris and David Hoel; and grandchildren, Dawn, Dusty, and Danny LaMott, Aaron and Cullen Schultz, and Chris and Alyson Hoel.

Visitation was Tuesday, July 2, 2002, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8:30 p.m., and continued Wednesday, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services were Wednesday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Family Church in Silver Lake, with the Rev. Robert Mraz officiating.

Music was provided by Alice Nowak and Chuck Thiel.

Aaron Schultz, Cullen Schultz, Dawn LaMott, Chris Hoel, Alyson Hoel, Dusty LaMott, and Danny LaMott served as casket bearers.

Interment was at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family.

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