Benedict “Ben” Thomas Lewandowski, age 89 of Glencoe and formerly of Lester Prairie passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at The Glenfield’s Nursing in Glencoe, Minnesota.
He was born on February 13, 1932 in Hale Township, McLeod County the son of Frank & Josephine (Pawlak) Lewandowski.
On October 15, 1966, Jean M. Rozeske and Benedict T. Lewandowski were joined in holy marriage at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with a son Mark. They were married fifty-one years at the time of Jean’s passing.
Ben worked at Lowy’s Super Value in Silver Lake, Minnesota. He was later employed at Millerbernd’s Manufacturing for 28 years.
He was a lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Minnesota. He also belonged to The Knights of Columbus and was a 4th Degree Knight. Ben was a member of American Legion Post #141, Silver Lake Sportsman Club, Silver Lake Senior Citizens and the McLeod County Historical Society in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Survived by a son: Mark T. Lewandowski of Silver Lake; a brother-in-law: Thomas (Linda) Rozeske of Hutchinson; sisters-in-law: Della Lewandowski and Marilyn Salmela both of Glencoe and Karen Kosek of Silver Lake; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife: Jean M. Lewandowski on November 11, 2017, his parents: Frank and Josephine Lewandowski, sisters Irene Herbert and Bernice Strauss, brothers Albin Lewandowski and “Larry” Lewandowski.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Benedict “Ben” Lewandowski will be held on Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Father John Hayes will be the Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Silver Lake.
A Time of gathering will be held on Thursday, May 13th from 9:00-10:30 A.M. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.
Honorary Urn Bearers will be his godchildren: Ron Lewandowski, Nathan Matthews and Tami Alsleben.
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