Grace Kosek, age 93, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, at her home in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with internment at a later date.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 3:00-6:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Grace Hilma Kosek was born on February 22, 1929, in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Ferdinand and Martha (Kern) Woller. Grace was baptized as an infant on May 24, 1929 at Methodist Church in Stewart, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth in 1945 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. She received her education through the eighth grade in Glencoe, Minnesota.
On November 14, 1945, Grace was united in marriage to Dennis Kosek at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. This marriage was blessed with eight children. Grace and Dennis resided in Stewart until 1953, when they moved to rural Brownton, Minnesota and began farming. They shared 67 years of marriage before the passing of Dennis on April 27, 2013. Grace later moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Grace was primarily a homemaker and was later employed at Green Giant in Glencoe for 25 years, Petersons Mink Farm in Brownton, Browns Floral and Green House for 19 years, and Avon for several years. She retired in 1993. Grace was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Grace enjoyed raising her children, gardening, canning, embroidery, old time music and dancing, playing pinochle and Farkle, camping, and feeding and watching birds. She especially enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her family and friends.
Grace passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Hutchinson, at the age of 93 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Grace is survived by her:
Children, Sandy Jerabek of Hutchinson, MN,
Patty Yost and her husband, Al of Cohasset, MN,
Jeff Kosek and his wife, Tammy of Brownton, MN,
Cindy Selle and her husband, Terry of Hutchinson, MN,
Julie Robbins and her husband, Donald of Page, AZ,
Tim Kosek and his fiancée, Kimberly Good of Winsted, MN;
Sister, Mary Osterfeld and her husband, Allen of Bird Island, MN;
Brother-in-law, Herby Kosek of Glencoe, MN;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Grace is preceded in death by her Parents, Ferdinand and Martha Woller; Husband, Dennis Kosek, Sr.; Sons, Dennis “Joey” Kosek, Jr., Richard Kosek; Son-in-law, Alan Jerabek; Grandson, Mitchell Kosek; Brothers, Alvin Woller, Ray Woller, Allen Woller, Edward Waller; Sister, Judy Katzenmeyer.
Andrea Koenig says
What a sweet lady your Mom was. May your happy memories be a comfort to you in the days to come.
Arnie and Andy Koenig
Beverly J Schulze says
So sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Grace was a very beautiful lady. I remember when we lived next to your family on Lake Marion, she said she loved the lilacs by our old farm house. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Gary and Sharon Daniels says
Our sympathies to all the Kosek families! Grace was a wonderful mother and a loving friend. Peace and comfort to all.
Janet Beich Hall says
So very sorry to hear of Grace’s passing, she was such a sweet lady. Many thoughts, prayers, sympathies and hugs to your family.
Janel Tangen says
So sorry to hear of the pasting of Grace. Thoughts and prayers are with the Kosek families!!!
Gary & Ginny Oberg says
Family: Sorry to hear of the passing of Grace. Our prayers are with as you grieve the loss.
Jennifer L Schmidt says
My sympathies to the entire Kosek Family. Grace was always so kind ~ like another grandma. Blessed be her memory.
Jean Witt says
I’m so sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. She was Gramma Kosek to our girls and a special lady.