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Leo Joseph Osmek, 86, rural Glencoe

Leo Joseph Osmek, 86, of rural Glencoe, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m., at Holy Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Gary Rathmanner, Mike Rathmanner, Ricky Rose, Travis Rose, Brian Wendlandt and Justin Wendlandt.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with the rosary at 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, Feb. 3, from 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.
Leo Osmek was born May 17, 1930, in Glencoe, the son of Joseph and Anna (Boushka) Osmek.
On Dec. 28, 1963, Leo J. Osmek and Claire A. Stoffel were joined in holy marriage at St. Andrew Catholic Church in St. Paul. God blessed their marriage with two sons.
Mr. Osmek engaged in farming for many years and lived his entire life within 11⁄2 miles of the family homestead. He also was formerly employed as an iron worker for Glencoe Manufacturing and later for Hutchinson Manufacturing.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching NASCAR and listening to polka music on the radio. He loved going to the cabin, repainting his tractors and older car, traveling, and taking care of his farm cats.
He is survived by his wife, Claire; sons, state Sen. David (Kari) Osmek of Mound and John Osmek of St. Cloud; three grandchildren, Christine and Samantha and Joseph; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Osmek; sisters, Mary Lamp and Dorothy Rathmanner; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph F. and Genevieve Stoffel; brother-in-law, Dr. R.C. Stoffel; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.