Marian Adamek, age 84, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Hutchinson.
Private Family Graveside Service will be held.
Marian Adamek was born on February 8, 1936, the coldest February in the recorded history of North America. She was baptized, confirmed, married, and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Silver Lake, formerly known as Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church. Marian started her education at Komensky school, where she walked a few miles from her home. She then attended Hutchinson High School and graduated with the class of 1954.
The week after graduation, Marian started working in production at the 3M company. She had a strong work ethic and retired from 3M after 40 years. In her twenties, she and her girlfriends loved to go to dances. At one of these dances, Marian and Donald Adamek became reacquainted after having attended high school together. They had their first date at the Litchfield Drive-in Theater.
They were married on December 5, 1964, in Silver Lake at Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church. Two years later, their daughter Margie was born, and about two years after that, their son, John. They made their home on a dairy farm just north of Hutchinson next to Bear Lake. Marian kept her job at 3M as they raised their children. She found time to garden, can, and freeze while teaching this to her family. She didn’t farm, but made meals and brought them to the fields. She and Donnie snowmobiled with the Drift Riders and watched their children and granddaughter participate in sports. Later in life, she found an interest in genealogy, and after retiring from 3M, having met her “magic number”, she took care of her Mother and Father until they passed. The family enjoyed traveling but really looked forward to the annual 4th of July family gatherings at John and Mary’s Crosslake cabin. A granddaughter, Lydia Nelsen, was a joy to both Marian and Donnie. Marian was a loving Grandmother, providing daily daycare for Lydia’s first two years while Margie and Bret were working. As Lydia grew, Marian loved reading to her and teaching her how to garden and can. She was happy to see Lydia’s accomplishments in school, dance, and sports. Marian lost Donnie, her husband of over 54 years, in June 2020.
Marian passed away on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, in Hutchinson at the age of 84 years. She will be remembered for her love of family and giving nature.
Marian is survived by her: Children, Margie Nelsen and her husband, Bret, of rural Hutchinson, MN, John Adamek and his wife, Mary, of rural Hutchinson and Crosslake, MN; Grandchild, Lydia Nelsen; Sibling, Daniel Dostal of Hutchinson, MN; Many other relatives and friends.
Marian is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Adamek, parents Emil and Helen (Vejrosta) Dostal, and brother, Howard Dostal.