Dominic Clemens Jagodzinski

Dominic Clemens Jagodzinski, age 78, of rural Winsted died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born Aug. 14, 1926 in Silver Lake, the son of Peter and Veronica Nowakowski Jagodzinski.

Dominic honorably served his country in the United Sates Army.

Dominic and Marian M. Harlow were joined in holy marriage July 14, 1951 at the Church of St. Olaf in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with eight daughters.

Dominic formerly engaged in dairy farming in Winsted Township. He later owned and operated DJ Farm Store selling barn and dairy equipment. He retired in 1993.

A faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Dominic served as a church usher. He also belonged to Knights of Columbus Council 8253 and American Legion Post 407 in Winsted.

Dominic is survived by his loving wife Marian M. Jagodzinski; and daughters: Monica (David) Nelson of Winsted, Phyllis (David) Johnson of Campbell, Calif.; Kathleen Tumilty of Rincon, Ga.; Cynthia Jagodzinski of Watertown, Lorna (William) Slott of Excelsior, Terri (Brett) Gens of Montrose, Micki (Jared) Ernhart of Howard Lake, and Carrie Jagodzinski of Hopkins.

He is further survived by 16 grandchildren: Alicia (Mark) Rehmann, Corrie Wegner, Jody (Mark) Walter, Logan Nelson, Christine Pavlicek, Matthew Johnson, Grace Johnson, Evan Johnson, Nicole Nicholson, Sean Tumilty, Benjamin Tumilty, Antony Schmitt, Kally Worm, Kassy Worm, Dustin Gens, and Tristan Gens; and 12 great-grandchildren: Jake Merges, Justin Rehmann, Jared Merges, McKenzie Rehmann, Mitch Merges, Olivia Merges, Maddison Merges, Sophia Wegner, Maggie Walter, Lili Pavlicek, Lucy Pavlicek, and Bella Ann Walter.

In addition, Dominic is survived by sisters: Marie Anderson of Litchfield, Sophie (Felix) Bickman of Lester Prairie, and Irene Kopka and Veronica (Kenny) Schlagel, all of Minneapolis; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Peter and Veronica Jagodzinski; a brother, David Jagodzinski; and by two sisters: Helen Perry and Angie Novak.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul L. Wolf was the Celebrant.

Dennis Entinger was the organist for the Mass. Elaine Kahle played the guitar. The service ended with the song “Green, Green Grass of Home,” one of Dominic’s favorites.

The casket was carried from the church to Holy Trinity Cemetery on a two-horse drawn wagon, where interment with military rites followed.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted Monday, Sept. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. An American Legion Ritual took place at 6:45 p.m., a Knights of Columbus Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., and a parish prayer service took place at 7:30 p.m.

Casketbearers were Loren Wegner, Stan Ernhart, Ron Harlow, Alan Duffy, Patty Lawrence, and Brad Schlagel.

Memorials are suggested for the VA Hospice of Minneapolis.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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