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Jean P. Staloch, 85

Jean Patricia Staloch, age 85, of Winnebago, formerly of Meeker County, died Monday, July 5, 2010, at her residence.

She was born March 17, 1925, at Meeker County, the daughter of Henry and Mary-Ellen (Okeefe) McCormick. Jean was baptized and confirmed at Saint Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.

She graduated from Dassel High School in 1942. After high school, she worked at a poultry shop for a year; and then moved to Mankato, where she worked as a telephone operator.

Jean married John Staloch of Winnebago April 18, 1947, at Saint Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. They lived on the family farm north of Winnebago, and shared 49 years of marriage before John passed away Jan. 30, 1997.

Jean loved cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, music, and taking bus trips to the Old Log Theater. She and her husband enjoyed vacations to California, Las Vegas, South Dakota, and South Padre Islands. They also enjoyed going up north on fishing trips, and making trips to Wisconsin.

Jean’s first love was God and her church. She was an active member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and Rosary Society until her health began failing.

A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, she loved her family deeply.

Jean is survived by her son, Mike Staloch of Mankato; daughter Margie Hanenberger of Winnebago; daughter Kathy Kuhns of Mankato; son Pete Staloch of Mapleton; daughter Teresa (Terry) Walters of Mapleton; son Bob Staloch of Blue Earth; daughter Mary Barker of Winnebago; and daughter Patty (Jason) Gullord of Frost; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, John, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Lawrence, Frances, Pete, Steve, James, Bernard and Donald, who died in infancy; and three sisters, Susan, Mae, and Margaret.

Funeral services took place Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winnebago with Father Mark McNea officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Winnebago.

Visitation was Thursday, July 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago, with a rosary service at 7 p.m.; and continued Friday for one hour prior to services at the church.

Arrangements were by Spencer-Owen Funeral Home, Inc. in Winnebago; www.spencerowen.com.