Marie Czech, 98

obit-Marie-Czech0001Marie Czech died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at her home at the Pierz Villa.         A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Church of the Annunciation in Mayhew Lake.
Marie was born Aug. 1, 1915, in St. Cloud to John and Johanna (Muehlbauer) Zormeier and grew up in the Buckman area. She married Roy Czech at St. Michael’s Parish in Buckman June 11, 1935. Roy and Marie farmed and raised their family in the Pierz, Buckman and Fort Ripley areas and retired to a home near Little Rock Lake. After Roy passed away in 1996, Marie moved to Good Shepherd Apartments in Sauk Rapids; she later moved to Pierz to be near her daughter. Marie was a good cook and raised a large vegetable garden each year. She had a talent for fixing broken items and repurposing ordinary household objects. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. When you visited Roy and Marie, you could never leave without having “a little lunch” of sandwiches, pickles and cake, even if it was after 10 p.m. Those who knew Marie appreciated her wit. Marie’s family meant the world to her; she will be dearly missed.
Marie is survived by her daughter, Loretta Przybilla of Pierz; grandchildren, Laura (John) Wocken, Brenda Przybilla, Kevin Czech, Lynn (Craig) Solt, Nancy (Jim) Gruber, Carleen (David) Guck, Gwen (Mark) Gruber, Joan Przybilla, Lyle (Barbara) Czech, Anita (Mark) Peterson, Scott (Ann) Przybilla, Denise Astgen, Sara (Todd) Orth, Julie (Dave) Zimmer; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; seven godchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; son, William (Bill); son-in-law, Roderick Przybilla; parents, John and Johanna Zormeier; brothers, George, Mathias and Joseph Zormeier; and sisters, Clara Dubbin, Margaret Gerwing, Tillie Rothstein, Barbara Tretter and Louise Simon.
Marie’s family wishes to thank the staff at Pierz Villa for their excellent care for Marie.
Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Homes