Obituaries for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003

2003-11-22T00:00:00Z Obituaries for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003the Daily News staff Winona Daily News
November 22, 2003 12:00 am  • 

Glaunert | Schmidt | Rumsey | Maliszewski | Jereczek

Zigmund (Zig) A. Glaunert

March 26, 1930 - Nov. 20, 2003

Independence, Wis. - Zigmund (Zig) A. Glaunert, 73, of Independence died with his family at his side Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn., after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Zig was born

March 26, 1930, to Florian and Arlene (Noeske) Glaunert in Winona. He graduated from Winona Senior High School with the class of 1949. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Radio OPN, as a high speed radio operator in the 16th Signal Radio Operation Co.

On Sept. 17, 1955, he married Janet L. Myers in Independence.

He spent 21 years as a depot agent with the Green Bay & Western Railroad. As a businessman, Zig formed Starwood Products Co. with two partners. They later purchased the Independence Lumber Co., along with Eleva Lumber Co. In 1967, Zig built his first houseboat and later established the Independence Boat Works. After retiring in 1985, he spent his time enjoying life with his family and the outdoors. He loved his cabin and houseboating on the Mississippi River. He enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, campfires and just being a prankster. Janet always said, "He put more miles on than the president."

Zig was a 51-year member of the Sura-Wiersgalla American Legion Post No. 186 in Independence.

He is survived by his wife, Janet of Independence; his children, Randy (Lori) Glaunert of Independence, Terri Allen of Overland Park, Kan., and Rick (Grace) Glaunert of Trempealeau, Wis.; two grandchildren, Caitlin Allen of Overland Park and Samantha Glaunert of Independence; two step-grandchildren, Casey and Shane Larson of Independence; sister, Melissa "Mitzie" (Kenneth) Troke of Winona; his mother-in-law, Helen Myers of Independence; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert (Arlene) Myers of Largo, Fla., William (Sheila) Myers of Rochester, Minn., Jean (Marcel) Dejno of Indepence, Mary Myers of Milwaukee, Wis., Pat (Karen) Myers of Cudahy, Wis.; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Florian and Arlene Glaunert; his father-in-law, Vern Myers; two brothers-in-law, Ray Wozney and Roger Myers; and a great-nephew, Benjamin Schwartau.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,

Nov. 25, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Independence, with Pastor Terry Lorenz and the very Rev. Douglas Robertson officiating. Burial, with graveside military rites performed by the Sura-Wiersgalla American Legion Post No. 186, will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to the time of the service Tuesday at the church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Independence Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 42, Independence, WI 54747, in memory of Zigmund A. Glaunert.

Edison Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Albertine L. Schmidt

Wabasha, Minn. - Albertine L. Schmidt, 94, of Wabasha died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center, in Wabasha.

She was born

Feb. 23, 1909, in Wabasha, the daughter of Francis and Marianna (Ulrich) Moser. She was a graduate of St. Felix High School in Wabasha.

On Feb. 25, 1930, she married Julius Schmidt at

St. Felix Catholic Church. Together they farmed in Wabasha from 1930 to 1934 before moving to Glasgow Township in Wabasha County, where they farmed until 1974. The couple moved to Wabasha in 1981. Mr. Schmidt died March 5, 1988.

She was a member of

St. Felix Catholic Church and a member of the St. Felix Council of Catholic Women. She also was a member of the Wabasha VFW Auxiliary and had been an active member of the Trout Brook Valley Women's Club.

Albertine is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Yolanda and Douglas Stone of Pine River, Minn., Marianne Stamschror of Wabasha, Carol Severson of Dumfries, Minn., Joan and Howard Schmitz of Monument, Colo.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Marlene Schmidt of Wabasha, John and Joyce Schmidt of Rochester, Minn., Tom and Sandy Schmidt and Charles and Barbara Schmidt of Theilman, Minn., James and Judy Schmidt, Zumbro Falls, Minn., Steven and Rosi Schmidt, Wabasha; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson, Gene Schmidt; one great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Severson; two sons-in-law, Dan Stamschror and Bob Severson; two brothers, John and Matthew Moser; and two sisters, Hildegard Frary and Marie Carrels.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha, with the Rev. Donald Lovas officiating. Interment will be in

St. Felix Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons: Howard and Mark Schmitz, Brian Schmidt, Daniel Stamschror and Steven and Scott Severson.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha, where there will be a Council of Catholic Women rosary service at 4:30 p.m. and a prayer service at

7 p.m. and again one hour before the service Monday at the church.

The family prefers memorials to St. Felix School or to the St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center Chapel Fund.

Isabelle D. Jereczek

Isabelle D. Jereczek, 89, formerly of 473 Mankato Ave., died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare.

Prior to moving to the nursing home, Isabelle lived with her daughter and son-in-law in

St. Charles, Minn.

Isabelle was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Winona to Albert and Mary (Dommer) Nowitzke. On

April 30, 1935, she married Alphonse "Al" John Jereczek in Winona. He died March 19, 1992.

She was a member of

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish and also attended St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church while living in St. Charles.

Isabelle is survived by one daughter, Theogene (Ronald) Kroning of St. Charles; two grandchildren, Vicki Kroning of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Brian (Jean) Kroning of Dover, Minn.; and three great-grandchildren, Jason, Jessica and Brianna Kroning.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother; and one sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Chapel of Our Lady at St. Anne Extended Healthcare. Monsignor Roy E. Literski will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Home, where there will be a Christian wake at 6 p.m. and again one hour prior to the 1 p.m. mass Monday at St. Anne's.

Edwin J. Maliszewski

Edwin J. Maliszewski, 84, formerly of 172 Mankato Ave., died Wednesday,

Nov. 19, 2003, at Lake Winona Manor.

Edwin was born July 27, 1919, in Minneapolis, to Joseph J. and Della (Zabinski) Maliszewski. On July 4, 1944, he married Delores A. Janikowski in San Antonio, Texas. She died Nov. 14, 1997.

He retired from Winona Printing Company as lithographer. Edwin was a graduate of Cotter High School and a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Winona Athletic Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Neville Lien Post

No. 1287.

Edwin is survived by five sons, Steven (Betty) Maliszewski of Winona, Paul (Barbara) Maliszewski of Cottage Grove, Minn., Peter (Kelly) Maliszewski of Safety Harbor, Fla., David (Sally) Maliszewski of Trempealeau, Wis., and James (Lisa) Maliszewski of Winter Haven, Fla.; one daughter, Ann (Bob) Esson, Vadnais Heights, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, Jeremy (Nikki) Maliszewski, Amy (Patrick) Gronna, Cathy (Jacob) Engelby, Michael Maliszewski, Nicole Maliszewski, Michael Estilow, Michelle Estilow, Kelsey Maliszewski, Susan Maliszewski, Whitney Esson, Bryan Esson, Gemma Maliszewski and Abby Maliszewski; three great-grandchildren, Julien Engelby, Oliver Engelby and Sedona Gronna; and one sister, Sister Corona (Doris) Maliszewski.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and a sister, Rita Vondrashek.

A Eucharistic Celebration of Edwin's life will begin at

11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, with Monsignor Roy E. Literski and the Rev. Daniel R. Dernek concelebrating. Interment with military honor will be in Fort Snelling Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Friends may call one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Mass on Monday at the church.

Pallbearers will Edwin's grandchildren.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be directed to Winona Area Hospice Services.

A Watkowski-Pronschinske Funeral Service.

Kendra Jo Rumsey

Wabasha, Minn. - Kendra Jo Rumsey, daughter of Lois Rumsey, was stillborn Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Wabasha.

Arrangements are pending with the Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha.

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