Mary Czech, 75

Mary “Moogie” Czech, 75 a resident of Royalton, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus, with Father Michael Kellog officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.

Mary “Moogie” Czech was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Richmond, to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Kline) Holdvogt. She attended school in Royalton and graduated with the class of 1954. She was united in marriage to Richard Czech, May 18, 1957, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton. The couple made their home in Two Rivers Township, Morrison County. Throughout her life, Mary worked for Prudential Insurance, Servo Mation and Onans Corp. Mary enjoyed bowling, fishing, cooking, gambling and a good joke. She treasured her time spent with family and friends. Mary was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard Czech of Royalton; children, Rick (Jody) Czech of Maple Grove, Sue (Wayne) Emly of Forest Lake; siblings, Arley Erikson of Crystal, Ruth Ann (Peter) Peterick of Tennessee, Evelyn (Mervin) Morgan of California and Mike Holdvogt of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Brian, Jonathan and Michelle Czech, Nathan and Jenny Dahl, Taylor and Cole Emly; and great-grandchild, Emma Dahl.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas “Fud” Czech, Aug. 27, 1987; mother and father in-law, Joseph and Helen Czech; brother-in-law, Richard Erikson and a niece, Mary Ellingsworth.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home