Agnes Helen Yurek, age 80, of Silver Lake, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1935, in Winsted, the daughter of Al and Louise (Hemerick) Remer.
Agnes and Raymond C. Yurek were joined in holy marriage Aug. 19, 1952, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with eight children.
Agnes enjoyed antiques, garage sales, and all kinds of music. Christmas was her favorite time of the year!
A member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Agnes also belonged to the Rosary Society and CCW.
She is survived by her seven children: Patty (Brad) Brede of Miltona, Douglas (Connie) Yurek, Randy Yurek, Vicki Yurek, and Steve (Sue) Yurek, all of Silver Lake, Nancy (Rickki) Agimudie of Broken Arrow, OK, and Robert (Margie) Yurek of Dayton; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wally Remer of Waverly; sisters Margie Huhn of Litchfield, Gertie Lyrek of Montrose, Roseann (John) Moore of Edina, and Eileen Berrum of Livingston, MT; and other relatives and friends.
Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Yurek March 16, 2013; an infant son, Timothy; her parents; two brothers; and three sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist for the Mass, and special music was provided by Chuck Thiel. Nicole Nickles and Noah Yurek were readers. Agnes’ granddaughters were gift bearers. Interment followed at Holy Family Cemetery.
Visitation was Friday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a combined CCW and Rosary Society rosary recited at 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Casket bearers were Jacob Yurek, Matthew Yurek, Jordan Agimudie, Noah Yurek, Ken Nickles, and Jason Brede.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake handled the arrangements.