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Wallace M. Farniok, 83

Wallace Martin “Wally” Farniok, age 83, of Delano died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born March 18, 1929, in rural Delano, Franklin Township, the son of Martin and Margaret Cebulla Farniok.

Wallace was joined in holy marriage with Elaine M. Dalbec May 15, 1957, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with a son, Troy.

Wally was formerly employed as a custodian at the Delano High School for many years.

He was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano.

Wally and Elaine loved to dance. He always enjoyed visiting with friends and meeting with them for morning coffee.

He always took pride in keeping up his home and yard. He and Elaine enjoyed going to casinos. Wally loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Wally is survived by his son, Troy (Amy) Farniok of Delano; grandchildren Kenny and Jacqueline Farniok; step granddaughters Abbie and Ella Jaunich; sisters and a brother: Margaret Abdnor, Eileen (Robert) Merchant, and Richie (Sandy) Farniok; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; his parents; and brothers and sisters John, Donald, Clem, Jean Meuleners, Ambrose “Bob,” and Jim Valeria Topel.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m.; and continued Wednesday, one hour prior to Mass.

Casket bearers were Mike Horsch, Chris Leonard, Susan Farniok, Bobby Farniok, Jim Meuleners, and Gary Farniok.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.