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Mercedes D. (Quast) Nowak

December 20, 1924 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 92)

Mercedes Delores (Quast) Nowak, age 92, of Silver Lake passed away on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at Hutchinson Health.

She was born on December 20, 1924 in Winsted to John B. & Mary (Neumann) Quast.

Mercedes was baptized and confirmed at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. 

She received her education at Holy Trinity School in Winsted.

On October 1st, 1946, Mercedes D. Quast was joined in holy marriage to Albin D. Nowak at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  God blessed their marriage with four children Gladys, Albin Jr., Sharon and Mary Jean.

Mercedes and Albin operated a dairy farm southwest of Silver Lake for many years.  Albin preceded his wife in death on November 28th, 1992.

She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and belonged to its CCW and Rosary Society. 

Mercedes was also a member of The Silver Lake Women’s Club, Silver Lake Senior Citizens and The Silver Lake American Legion Auxiliary. 

She worked for twenty six and a half years at Telex and enjoyed craft sales.

Survived by her daughters: Gladys (Bruce) Lickfelt, Sharon Scholl and Mary Jean (Dave) Crawford; by a son: Albin (Sue) Nowak Jr; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; brother: Joe (Irene) Quast, John (Mary) Quast and Jim (Sharon) Quast; a sister: Theresa Hance; sisters-in-law: Rosella Quast, Lorraine Quast and Mary Quast; and many other relatives and friends.

The “Kolache Lady” will be missed by many!

In addition to her husband, Mercedes was preceded in death by a son-in-law Glen Scholl, by her parents, an infant brother David Quast, sisters Fidelia (Ernest) Schultz, Genevieve (Donald) Schermann, Clarine (Art) Strauss and Alma (Marvin) Ogitzak, brothers William “Bill” Quast, Jerome Quast and Raphael Quast and by a brother-in-law Jim Hance.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mercedes Nowak will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.  Father Michael Doyle will be the Celebrant.

Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 31st from 4-8 P.M. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.  A Rosary Society and CCW Rosary will be recited at 5:00 P.M., Legion Auxiliary Prayers at 5:30 P.M.  A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M.   Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, September 1st at the funeral home from 9:30-10:30 A.M.

Casket Bearers will be Ryan Lickfelt, Mark Lickfelt, Chad Bloomberg, Shawn McCormick, Kaitlin Young and Gerald Kucera.

 Service Information

August 31, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maresh Funeral Home
105 Main Street West
Silver Lake, Minnesota 55381

Funeral Service
September 1, 2017

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

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