Joan Goranowski, 84

Joan Louise Goranowski, age 84, formerly of Silver Lake, went to Heaven to be with her husband and son Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at St. Crispin Living Community in Red Wing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Cemetery.

There will be visitation Friday at the church, one hour prior to the Mass, with a CCW rosary recited at 9:45 a.m.

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

Joan (affectionately known as “Janet” by family and friends) was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Silver Lake, the daughter of James and Bertha (Pilarski) Snaza.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake; and graduated from St. Adalbert’s School in Silver Lake.

Joan was joined in marriage with Cyril Goranowski Oct. 28, 1952, at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with a son, Charles John.

Joan was a loyal 3M employee, and retired after 44 years of service.

She was a wonderful cook and loved to garden. Joan loved living in the Silver Lake community and living on her farm.

Very proud of her son and granddaughters, Joan could often be heard sharing their latest adventures and accomplishments.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, being involved with many church activities.

Joan moved to St. Crispin Memory Care in Red Wing, in 2013, to be closer to her son and his family.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Kathryn Goranowski; granddaughters Melissa Rose and Sara Jayne Goranowski; sisters Lois (Glenn) Smida, and Betty Snaza; sister-in-law Audrey Snaza; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril Goranowski, in 1999; son Chuck Goranowski, in 2016; her parents, James and Bertha Snaza; and brothers, Jim and Reverian Snaza.

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