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Laurie L. Poetz, 46

Laurie Louise Poetz, age 46, of Winsted, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.

She was born Jan. 14, 1963, in Winsted to Leonard and Liz (Smykalski) Kosek.

Laurie graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1981.

Laurie was united in marraige to Greg Poetz July 14, 2001, in Winsted.

She was formerly employed at Tonka Toys, United Health, Carlson Company, Marty Chiropractic, Bryn Gardd Dental & B.C.S.

Laurie was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

She was very giving and thought of others before herself. Laurie enjoyed flower gardens and her pets, Scout and Chelsie, and her cat, Isabella.

She was preceded in death her grandparents, Frank and Kathryn Kosek, and Pete and Cecelia Smykalski.

Laurie is survived by her loving husband, Greg; son Dustin Diers of Winsted; her parents, Leonard and Liz Kosek of Winsted; father-in-lLaw LeRoy Poetz of Alexandria; mother-in-law Mary Lou Poetz of Mound; and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Hesse was the celebrant, Patricia Munson was the organist, and Jason Deiter was the soloist.

Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a CCW rosary recited at 4:30 p.m.; and a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. Visitation continued Wednesday at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m.

Casket bearers were Sam Pany, Jason Babatz, Mark Kosek, John Johnson, Kevin Sterner, and LeRoy Poetz.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.