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Paul Gorecki

February 1, 1922 — June 22, 2008

Paul Gorecki, 86, of Farwell, died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Farwell. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery near Farwell. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gorecki was born on Feb. 1, 1922, in Howard County, near Farwell, the son of Frank and Agnes (Zeleski) Gorecki. He is survived by his wife, Rita Gorecki of Farwell; one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Kathy Gorecki of Farwell; one daughter, Margie Krings of Columbus. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Laura Gorecki and Andrew Gorecki, both of Farwell and Amanda Crane and her husband, Chris Crane of Columbus; and one great-granddaughter, Ayshia Crane of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews. Paul grew up on the family farm and attended Howard County rural school District No. 52. He was united in marriage to Rita Waskowiak on June 1, 1948, at Loup City. The couple lived and farmed north of Farwell until 1991, when they moved into Farwell, but he continued to help his son, Don with farm work. He moved to the Heritage Living Center in March 2008. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Kenneth Krings; one sister, Regina Lewandowski; and two brothers, Raymond and Edwin Gorecki. In lieu of plants and flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Gorecki Family Scholarship Fund or the St. Anthony’s Cemetery Fund.
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