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Luella R. Kaczmarek, 87

Luella Rose Kaczmarek, age 87, of Silver Lake, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Cedar Crest.

She was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Winsted, the daughter of Joseph and Appolonia (Stifter) Fasching.

Luella R. Fasching and Chester F. Kaczmarek were joined in holy marriage Oct. 2, 1945, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with seven children.

Following their marriage, the couple engaged in dairy farming in Hale Township, McLeod County. They moved into Silver Lake in 1974.

Luella enjoyed playing cards, baking kolaches, embroidering, gardening, visiting with friends, neighbors and family, and especially playing cards with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She worked at Green Giant in Glencoe, Burns Manor in Hutchinson as a cook, and also volunteered. Luella managed meals for the senior citizens in Silver Lake, also called bingo, and played cards with the residents in Cedar Crest.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, and attended Mass daily. Luella was also a member of The Rosary Society and CCW.

She is survived by her children: David (Judy) Kaczmarek, Ron (Karen) Kaczmarek, Connie (Harvey) Mikolichek, Tom (Robin) Kaczmarek, Frank (Lori) Kaczmarek, and Joe (Dori) Kaczmarek; daughter-in-law, Colleen Kaczmarek; 24 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Luella is further survived by her brothers, Joe (Ann) Fasching, Ed (Irene) Fasching, and Jack Fasching; sisters Irene Otto, Linda (Gary) Ruhland, Rose (Sylvester) Mallak, Grace (Jim) Nolan, and Marietta (Florian) Nowak; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; a son, Kenneth J. Kaczmarek; a grandson, Mike Kaczmarek; her parents, Joseph and Appolonia Fasching; brothers Bert and Finn Fasching; and by a sister, Clarina McInnes.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The concelebrants were Father Patrick Okonkwo, Father Mark Mallak, Father Tony Stubeda, and Father Paul Schumacher. Interment followed at St. Adalbert Cemetery.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a combined Rosary Society and CCW Rosary at 5 p.m., and parish prayers at 6 p.m. Visitation continued Thursday morning, May 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were Ryan Kaczmarek, Chad Kaczmarek, Tony Mikolichek, Jason Kaczmarek, Brian Mikolichek, and Tyler Smith.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.