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Mary Ann Wendolek, 84, of Cokato

Mary Ann Wendolek, 84, of Cokato, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at the Cokato Manor.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 26, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.
She was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Chatfield, to Charles and Catherine Cox. At age 1, she lost her father. Shortly after, her mother was united in marriage to Frank Ardolf. Following this union, the family resided in Silver Lake, where she attended St. Joseph Catholic School, and then The School Sisters Notre Dame in Mankato. She graduated from Silver Lake High School. Following high school, she worked until she was united in marriage to Theophil Wendolek on Aug. 2, 1949. Their union was blessed with the birth of five children. In 1951, the Wendolek family moved to Cokato, where she worked for over 30 years at Fabri-Tek.
Mrs. Wendolek enjoyed her flower garden, crocheting, cross stitching, and was known for her chocolate chip cookies. She loved to spend time with her friends and family, traveling and visiting casinos. She was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Theophil; children, Bonita (Roland) Hansen, Linda (Jim) Carlen, Joe (Lisa) Wendolek, Pamela (Randy) Nowak and Lisa Wiess; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfred, Bob and Father Paul; and sister, Germaine.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings.
Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato.