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Marion M. Witucki

Marion M. Witucki, age 79, of Hale Township, McLeod County, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at her home.

Marion Magdalene Mrkvicka was born Dec. 1, 1925 in Hale Township, McLeod County to the late Frank and Mary (Kucera) Mrkvicka. She was baptized at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

She attended school at St. Joseph’s in Silver Lake through the eighth grade, and then graduated from Silver Lake High School.

Marion was united in marriage to August Francis Witucki Aug. 29, 1944 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The couple made their home in Hale Township.

Marion was a homemaker, and also worked outside her home as a factory worker at Tonka Toys, Telex, and Edco Sewing Factory.

Marion enjoyed music and dancing, gardening, playing cards, farm wife duties, drives in the country with her children, fishing with her children, and hosting many family gatherings.

She attended church with her husband in Silver Lake regularly until her husband’s health declined. They then attended services at St. Mary’s Nursing Home chapel in Winsted.

Marion is survived by her husband, August of Silver Lake; daughter Diane Chesshir of Mineola, Texas; son Dennis (Linda) Witucki of Silver Lake; brother Raymond Mrkvicka; grandchildren Darrin (Jacqueline) and Eric (Kathy) Witucki, Gary Prochaska, and Brenda (Patrick) Donoghue; great-grandchildren Carly, Cole, Brandon and Jase Witucki, and Kaitlin, Jennifer and Lauren Donoghue; and step-great-grandchild, Jamie Vrba.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Roger Mrkvicka.

Funeral services were Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with the Rev. Robert J. Mraz officiating. Music was provided by Alice Nowak on the organ. Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “How Great Thou Art.” Interment followed at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Visitation took place two hours prior to the service at the funeral home, with a rosary by the Council of Catholic Women at 5:30 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Darrin Witucki, Eric Witucki, Gary Prochaska, and Brenda Donoghue.

The Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake served the family.

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