Thomas A. Krystosek, 97

Thomas A. Krystosek, a resident Royalton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton, MN, with Rev. Laurn Virnig officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, and 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 19 all at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Royalton. There will be a Christian Mothers Rosary at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday followed by Knights of Columbus Office of the Dead at 6:00 p.m. and Parish Prayers 7:00 p.m.

Thomas Anthony Krystosek was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Swan River Township, Morrison County, to the late Thomas and Mary (Fussy) Krystosek. He grew up on a farm in Bellevue Township near Royalton and attended country school through the eighth grade. He was united in marriage to Lucy Biniek May 1, 1944, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus. Thomas was primarily a farmer farming in Bellevue Township. He owned and operated Krystosek Dairy and did custom farm work filling silos, threshing, corn shredding, combining and baling hay. He also plowed snow for the city of Royalton as well as working as a lineman for the Rural Farmer’s Telephone Company. Thomas was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton serving as Eucharistic minister from 1970 until 2000, the Knights of Columbus (3rd and 4th Degree), Royalton School Board for 19 years, the Royalton Sportsmen Club and the Catholic Order of Foresters where he served as secretary.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Anthony “Tony” (Cecilia) Krystosek of Royalton, Alois “Al” (Susan) Krystosek of Royalton and Carol Krystosek of Royalton; five grandchildren, Samuel, Nicole, Sr. Marysia “Catie,” Anne and Daniel; step-grandchildren, Dion (Phaedra) Poppen and Mike (Shawn) Poppen; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary (Fussy) Krystosek; wife, Lucy Krystosek (May 30, 1999) and sisters, Mary Hubner and Rose Posch.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home