Marcella Emma Pokornowski
Mass of Christian Burial for Marcella Pokornowski will be held on Friday, June 17, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Silver Lake MN with Fr. Aaron Johanneck officiating. Visitation/celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 16th from 4-7 at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake and then again Friday morning from 9-10:30 at the funeral home. We will then take Marcella to Holy Family Church to celebrate her burial mass.
Casket bearers are Marcella’s 9 grandsons: Ryan Posusta, Chad Pokornowski, Eric Chap, Matt Pokornowski, Cole, Logan and Lucas Wendolek, Connor Hallaway and Owen Pokornowski. Interment will be at St. Adalbert’s Cemetary after the mass.
Marcella was born on January 25, 1931 to Frank and Anna (Stifter) Schermann in Winsted. She was baptized at Holy Trinity Church, and later attended Holy Trinity School from grades 1-8. Marcella attended Silver Lake High School from grades 9-12. After graduation, she attended the Neptrom Beauty School and worked at The Looking Glass Salon at Dayton’s in Minneapolis.
On August 18, 1953, Marcella entered into holy matrimony with Sylvester Pokornowski at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Silver Lake. Together they made their home on the farm in rural Silver Lake and over the years, God blessed them with 10 children.
Marcella was a member of the Silver Lake Legion Auxiliary since 1978, the Senior Citizen’s Club, held offices with the various Church Societies. She enjoyed going to Senior Dining, card clubs, church quilting and sewing, Bingo, playing cards, embroidering and sewing, writing cards to friends and family, and spending time with family and friends.
Marcella passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at her home at the Oaks in Hutchinson where she resided since August 2016. In her final days and at the time of her passing, Marcella was surrounded by family members, which brought her peace and comfort.
Survivors include her children: Lois (Glen) Posusta, Roger (Kim) Pokornowski, Carol Pokornowski, Dale (Lori Kuras) Pokornowski, Janice (Dan) Konerza, Joyce (Bert) Hallaway, Julie (Dean) Wendolek, David (Tammy) Pokornowski, and Paul (Ashley Schaefer) Pokornowski; 24 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, and sister Laura Kaczmarek.
Preceding Marcella in death were her husband Sylvester, son Mark, parents: Frank and Anna Schermann, brothers: Donald, Hubert and Norbert, and many other beloved family and friends.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com
We have lost someone very special. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for Marcella.
We wish to acknowledge with sincere thanks the kind expression of your sympathies.
No thank you cards will be sent.
The Family of Marcella Emma Pokornowski