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Edward Chmielewski, 68, of Glencoe

Edward J. Chmielewski, 68, of Glencoe, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center in Minneapolis.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 29, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda as the celebrant.
Casket bearers were Jeff Chmielewski, Cory Chmielewski, Tanner Chmielewski, Zac Hindermann, Josh Coon and Ryan Kottke. Interment with military rites was in the St. Adalbert Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Edward J. Chmielewski was born Nov. 27, 1948, in Silver Lake, the son of Francis “Frank” and Elizabeth (Jaskowiak) Chmielewski. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1966.
He honorably served his country during Vietnam. He was employed as a foreman in the construction industry.
Mr. Chmielewski enjoyed working on the farm, playing cards, gardening, telling stories and treasured time with his grandchildren. He belonged to Silver Lake American Legion Post 141.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; five children, Bruce (Abby) Chmielewski of Cologne, John Chmielewski of Glencoe, Patrick Chmielewski of Coon Rapids, Katie Chmielewski of Fargo, North Dakota, and Amber Chmielewski of St. Cloud; stepdaughter, Wanda (Dave) Venhuizen of Gaylord; four grandchildren, Zac, Wyatt, Zoey and Wil; and siblings, Francis Chmielewski of Silver Lake, Sue Chmielewski of Clear Lake and Joe (Carol) Chmielewski of Silver Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements were with the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.