Alma F. Ogitzak, 91

Alma F. Ogitzak, age 91, of Silver Lake, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Cedar Crest in Silver Lake.

She was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Winsted, the daughter of John and Mary (Nieman) Quast.

Alma and Marvin Ogitzak were married May 10, 1949, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Their marriage was blessed with three children.

Alma enjoyed farming, especially driving the tractors. She also enjoyed playing bingo every Wednesday, going to garage sales, gardening, baking kolaches (fried kolaches) and pies, quilting, and babysitting.

She cleaned the Legion in Silver Lake and Hutchinson for over 30 years; and was a member of the Legion Auxiliary for over 65 years, and a member of the Ladies Aide and Rosary Society.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin, May 3, 1983; her son, Randy Ogitzak Aug. 2, 1966; brothers Rafael, William, and Jerome; and sisters Clarine, Fidelis, and Jenny.

She is survived by daughters Rhonda (Joseph) Chloupek, and Tammy (Bruce) Stifter, all of Silver Lake; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Joey, John, and Jim Quast; sisters Mercedes Nowak and Theresa Hance; and other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Fr. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Hannah Stifter and Dylan Lhotka were readers, Bruce Gatz was the vocalist, Alice Nowak was the organist, and Alma’s grandchildren were the gift bearers. Interment was at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.

There was visitation Sunday, May 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a CCW rosary recited at 5 p.m., and a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation continued Monday at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Casket bearers were Sandy Wozniak, Brad Mikesh, Janet Olson, Kathy Bogatzki, Roger Quast, Joseph Chloupek, and Jacob Stifter.

Maresh Funeral Home, Silver Lake, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.

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