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Marietta Nowak, 84

Marietta Nowak, age 84, of Silver Lake, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Cedar Crest in Silver Lake.

She was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Winsted, the daughter of Joseph and Appolonia (Stifter) Fasching.

Marietta married Florian Nowak Sept. 5, 1950, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Their marriage was blessed with 10 children.

A hard worker, Marietta was a devoted farm wife and homemaker. She was a strong and caring mother who always put others’ needs before herself.

Marietta was a great baker and enjoyed making homemade bread and pies. She also enjoyed dancing, crossword puzzles, and gardening, and she loved to read.

She also truly loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Marietta was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 63 years, Florian; sons Phil Nowak and Gerry Nowak; daughters Diane (Bill) Hlavka, Mary (Mark) Madson, Joyce (Gary) Jerabek, Kathy (Bruce) Exsted, and Jeanette (Larry) Mickolichek; and 26 grandchildren: Kristin Hlavka, Steph (Jim) Smyth, Jackie Hlavka and Trevor, Marisa Hlavka and Mike, Allyson Hlavka, Amy (Grady) Knuth, Matt Nowak and Brianne, Heidi Salisbury and Bob, Mike (Heather) Piehl, Janae Piehl and Jarrod, Kate Madson, Anne Madson, Jason (Sarah) Jerabek, Joel (Hannah) Jerabek, Jon Jerabek and Beth, Kelli Nowak and Kelly, Cory Nowak, Stacy (Derek) Clarkin, Darrin Exsted, Ryan Exsted, Megan Mickolichek and Adam, Jamie Mickolichek and Adam, Alexandra Nowak, Erin Nowak, Joanna Nowak, and Zach Nowak.

Marietta is further survived by seven great-grandchildren: Rosalyn and Audrey Smyth, Emma Salisbury, Jack and Joey Jerabek, and Brynn and Isla Clarkin; brothers Ed (Irene) Fasching, Joseph (Anne) Fasching, and Jack Fasching; sisters Irene Otto, Grace (Jim) Nolan, Rose (Syl) Mallak, and Linda (Gary) Ruhland; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Boylish and Frances Nowak; sons Mike Nowak, Larry Nowak, and Chris Nowak; a granddaughter, Amanda Nowak; a great grandson, Kaydin Salisbury; siblings Bert Fasching, Finn Fasching, Clarina McInnes, and Luella Kaczmarek; and other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Father Patrick Okonkow and Father Mark Mallak were the concelebrants. Barb Wawrzyniak was the organist for the Mass. Interment was at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Visitation was Friday, Aug. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a rosary at 5 p.m., followed by a CCW litany. Parish prayers were at 8 p.m. Visitation continued Saturday, one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were Jason Jerabek, Joel Jerabek, Jon Jerabek, Mike Piehl, Ryan Exsted, Darrin Exsted, Cory Nowak, Zachary Nowak, and Matt Nowak.

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