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Marie K. Russek, 92

Marie K. Russek, age 92, of Delano, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the Legacy Memory Loss Unit in Delano.

She was born Aug. 25, 1917, in Franklin Township to John J. and Kathryn (Motzko) Russek.

Marie lived at home with her parents until 1961, when they moved to a home near Delano. After the deaths of her parents, she continued to live in Delano until 2007, when she moved to the Westwood Place, an assisted living facility in Watertown.

Marie moved to the Legacy in Delano Aug. 9, 2009, where she resided until her death.

Marie worked on the farm. She loved to dance, and do picture puzzles and word find books. Marie loved to talk about how she could drive four- and five-horse hitches on the gang plow as a young girl, and also milking the cows. She loved to work, and mowed her own lawn at age 88.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Dederich; and brothers-in-law Lloyd Yantes and Paul Dederich.

She is survived by a sister, Bernadette Yantes; brothers and sister-in-law Clarence and Jack (Renata) Russek, all of Delano; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, March 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delano.

Visitation was Tuesday, March 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, and continued Wednesday at the church for one hour prior to Mass.

Memorials are preferred to the Legacy of Delano.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.