Gordon Thomas Pawlicki, age 75, of Silver Lake, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Hutchinson Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Father Michael Doyle as the celebrant. Interment will be at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.
There was visitation Thursday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. There will be further visitation at the church Friday, one hour prior to Mass.
Casket bearers will be Ross Horstmann, Virgil Larson, Stanley Horstmann, Charlie Polifka, Mark Mickolichek, and Ron Schmidt.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family.
Gordon was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Horstmann) Pawlicki.
He was joined in holy marriage to Eileen A. Schultz Sept. 1, 1964, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with four children.
Gordon honorably served his country in the National Guard.
He engaged in dairy farming for many years, worked at Tonka Toys, and also worked for 20 years at Advanced Machine before retiring.
Gordon belonged to The Oliver Club and enjoyed their yearly trips. He also enjoyed going to auctions.
He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife Eileen; children Daryl Pawlicki of Winsted, Jason (Brandi) Pawlicki of Hutchinson, Kyle Pawlicki of Dassel, and Kelli Pawlicki of Reno, NV; grandchildren Charmaine, Chyanne, Kayson and Gianna; a sister, Rose Barrick of Litchfield; sister-in-law Diane Horstmann of Lester Prairie; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Edward Pawlicki; and brothers-in-law Jim Barrick, and Robert Horstmann.