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Jean Lewandowski, 73

Jean M. Lewandowski, age 73, of Glencoe, formerly of Lester Prairie, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

She was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Hale Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Edmund and Marietta (Neville) Rozeske.

Jean graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1961.

She was joined in holy marriage with Benedict T. Lewandowski Oct.15, 1966, at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with a son, Mark.

Jean started working at Lester’s in Lester Prairie in 1969. She was a payroll specialist there for many years.

A faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Jean also belonged to the CCW and the Rosary Society, as well as the Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 Auxiliary, and the McLeod County Historical Society.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Ben Lewandowski; a son, Mark T. Lewandowski of Silver Lake; a brother, Thomas (Linda) Rozeske of Hutchinson; sisters Marilyn Salmela of Glencoe, and Karen Kosek of Silver Lake; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry (Della) Lewandowski of Glencoe; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parent and step mother, Delphine Rozeske; and brother-in-law David Kosek.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with concelebrants Father Paul Schumacher and Father Mark Mallak. Alice Nowak was the organist for the Mass.

There was visitation at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Honorary pallbearers were Ron Lewandowski, Tami Alsleben, and Melissa Barsness.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

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