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Leo Joseph Osmek

May 17, 1930 ~ January 27, 2017 (age 86)

Leo Joseph Osmek, age 86, of rural Glencoe passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Abbott-Northwestern  Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born on May 17, 1930 in Glencoe the son of Joseph and Anna (Boushka) Osmek.

On December 28, 1963, Leo J. Osmek and Claire A. Stoffel were joined in holy marriage at St. Andrew Catholic Church in St. Paul.  God blessed their marriage with two sons.

Leo engaged in farming for many years and lived his entire life within 1 ½ miles of the family homestead.  He also was formerly employed as an iron worker for Glencoe Manufacturing and later for Hutchinson Manufacturing. 

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching NASCAR and listening to polka music on the radio.   Leo loved going to the cabin, repainting his tractors and older car, traveling and taking care of his farm cats. 

Survived by his wife: Claire; sons: State Senator David (Kari) Osmek of Mound and John Osmek of St. Cloud; three grandchildren: Christine and Samantha; and Joseph; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents Joseph & Anna Osmek, his sisters Mary Lamp and Dorothy Rathmanner, his father-in-law & mother-in-law Joseph F. & Genevieve Stoffel, a brother-in-law Dr. R.C. Stoffel and by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Leo Osmek will be held on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.  Father Paul Schumacher will be the celebrant.

Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 5-8 P.M. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.  A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. followed by a Prayer service at 7:30 P.M.  Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, February 3rd from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers will be Gary Rathmanner, Mike Rathmanner, Ricky Rose, Travis Rose, Brian Wendlandt and Justin Wendlandt.

 Service Information

February 2, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maresh Funeral Home
105 Mains Street West
Silver Lake, Minnesota 55381

Mass of Christian Burial
February 3, 2017

11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
720 West Main Street
Silver Lake, Minnesota 55381

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