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Milan R. Nemec, 93, of Zumbrota

Milan R. Nemec, 93, of Zumbrota, died Friday, June 12, 2015, in Zumbrota.
Milan Richard Nemec was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Glencoe, to Albin and Mary Rose (Moravec) Nemec.
He grew up in rural Glencoe, attended country school for six years and Glencoe Schools, and graduated in 1940 from Stevens Seminary in Glencoe. He started working at the grocery store in Glencoe in 1936, and after graduation he worked full time until he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on Sept. 22, 1942. He served during World War II and was honorably discharged on Feb. 10, 1946.
On Aug. 18, 1946, he married Odella “Dell” Plieseis in Glencoe. They made their home in Glencoe for five years before moving to Truman to co-manage a grocery store with his brother-in-law, Paul Schulz. In 1955, they moved to Wabasha to open a new grocery store. In 1956, they moved to Zumbrota, where they managed the Super Valu Grocery Store until retiring from the grocery store in 1977. He then worked for Huey’s Wholesale in Rochester for 71⁄2 years and drove for Grover Auto Company for 24 years until re-retiring in early 2015.
Mr. Nemec enjoyed golfing, bowling and socializing with people. He was a member of the Zumbrota American Legion Post 193 and United Redeemer Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his sons, John (Nena) Nemec of La Crescent and Bob Nemec of Rochester; grandchildren, Sarah (Matt) Whiteside, Scott (Lois) Nemec, Evan Richgels and Jamay Richgels; great-grandchildren, Penelope Whiteside, Wesley Whiteside and Annabella Nemec; sister, Arlene Wendolek of Silver Lake; sister-in-law, Irene (George) Nemec of Silver Lake; brother-in-law, Robert (Anita) Villnow of Glencoe; nieces; nephews; and special friend, Nancy Nemec.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Odella “Dell” on Dec. 9, 2012; siblings, Ivan Nemec, George Nemec, Dorothy Schulz, Kenneth Nemec, Ronald “Bill” Nemec and Anita Villnow.
Memorials are suggested to United Redeemer Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.