Isabell ‘Izy’ Salonek, 78

Isabell “Izy” Ann Salonek, age 78, of Watertown, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, as the sun began to rise.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church, 1867 95th St SE, Delano, with the Rev. Peter Hughes as the celebrant. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

There will be visitation Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service. Visitation will continue Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the Mass.

Arrangements are with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home

Isabelle was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Howard Lake, to Anthony and Mary (Horstmann) Fiecke.

She was united in marriage to Marvin T. Salonek Oct. 15, 1960, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many, Izy possessed an artistic side, enjoying crafting, gardening, sewing, crocheting – you name it, Izy was active doing it. She was happiest with a house full of people and a table full of food.

Izy and Marvin enjoyed socializing and going to dances back in the day. Izy taught most of her grandchildren how to swim, and always was quick with her sense of humor and the love of laughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Marvin; parents Anthony and Mary Fiecke; brothers and sisters Florian Fiecke, Norbert Fiecke, Phillip Fiecke, Richard Fiecke, Betty Kuras, Helen Zanoth, Rosemary Mallak, baby brother Tony Fiecke, and infant sister Mary Fiecke; and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Izy is survived by her children: Kevin Salonek, Connie Theisen, Karen (Gary) Templin, and Anna Remer; grandchildren Amy Salonek, Jason (Bethany) Theisen, Anthony Templin, David (Jackie) Theisen, Kristen (Jared) Heldt, Travis Remer, Patrick (Maisie) Theisen, Zac Remer, Breanna (Dane) Virnala, and Sophie Remer (fiancé Danial Whitaker); and great-grandchildren Jacoby Theisen, Calleigh Theisen, Eleanor Heldt, Quinn Theisen, Lydia Heldt, Sydney Theisen, Harris Theisen and Josephine Heldt.

She is further survived by siblings Lyd Laxen, Sophie Juncewski, Rosina Jilek, Emma Drahos, Alex Fiecke, JoHanna Jensen and Mary Glampe; as well as many other family members.

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