Claire Ann Osmek, age 77, of rural Glencoe, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis.
She was born May 12, 1942, in St. Paul, the daughter of Joseph F. and Genevieve Stoffel.
Claire and Leo Joseph Osmek were joined in holy marriage Dec. 28, 1963, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in St. Paul. God blessed their marriage with two sons.
Claire was formerly employed as a nurse’s assistant in Hutchinson, at Green Giant and Telex in Glencoe, at a chiropractic clinic in Hutchinson, at Hardee’s in Glencoe, and at McDonalds in Hutchinson.
She enjoyed waterskiing in her younger years. She was also fond of camping, fishing, the cabin on Pelican Lake, and casino trips with friends.
Claire was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
She is survived by her sons: State Sen. David (Kari) Osmek of Mound, and John Osmek of St. Cloud; three grandchildren: Christine, Samantha (friend Brian), and Joseph; and other relatives and friends.
Claire was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Joseph Osmek Jan. 27, 2017; her parents; a brother, Dr. Richard C. Stoffel; and by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Anna Osmek.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Casket bearers were Gary Rathmanner, Peter Moller, Ricky Rose, Travis Rose, Brian Wendlandt, and Justin Wendlandt.
There was visitation Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a rosary recited at 6:30 p.m.