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Clarence W. “Bosco” Farniok

Clarence W. “Bosco” Farniok, age 74 of Buffalo and formerly of Watertown, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.He was born Aug. 18, 1930 at Delano, the son of Michael and Nellie (Cebulla) Farniok. Clarence was baptized in September of 1930 at St. Mary’s of Czestochowa Catholic Church in rural Delano. He was confirmed Dec. 17, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, by the Rev. M. F. Rische.

Bosco served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict.

He married Lucille M. Schumann Oct. 22, 1952 at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, by the Rev. M. F. Rische.

Bosco was a loving husband, dad, papa, and great-grandpa. He loved to fish, go deer hunting with his five sons, garden, play cards, and listen to “old tyme” music. He had a good sense of humor and was a friend to all.

A lifetime member of the Watertown American Legion Post, Bosco also served as a member of the Watertown Fire Department for more than 25 years.

He also served as a city councilman in Watertown.

Bosco is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Lucille; children and spouses: Mike and Nancy Farniok of Monticello, Judy and Ron Schesso of St. Bonifacius, Kim Farniok of Chanhassen, Keith and Becky Farniok of Eden Prairie, Chris and Sandy Farniok of Waconia, and Correy and Michelle Farniok, and Torrey and June Farniok, all of Buffalo.

He is further survived by grandchildren: Jason and Amy, Trina and Nate, Mandy, Brett, Desiree, Dylan, Kari, Abby, Ryan, Jill, Joey, Andrew, Lauren, and Noah; and great-grandchildren: Skyler, Bridget, Jaylen, Carter, and Camryn.

In addition, Bosco is survived by sisters Mary Motzko, Lorraine Duske, and Eleanor Pearson, all of Watertown; brother and sisters-in-law Ed and Shirley Farniok of Waverly, and Vivian Farniok of Arlington; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Myra and Al Lenzen of Winsted, and Betty Glaeser of Norwood Young America; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Bosco was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Michaela; parents Michael and Nellie Farniok; sister Evelyn Kruzel; and brother Raymond Farniok.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with the Rev. Peter Meier officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Casketbearers were Dennis Farniok, Kenny Pearson, Raymond Farniok Jr., Jeff Glaeser, George Motzko Jr., and Doug Lenzen.

Arrangements were with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

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