Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Theresa Beatrice Warzecha, age 103 of Waite Park (formerly Holdingford) will be 11 AM Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Father Mark Willenbring will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Theresa died peacefully at Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park surrounded by her family Sunday evening. Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Saint Cloud and again after 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Parish prayers will be at 6, followed by Christian Mothers praying the rosary at 6:30. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of St. Cloud.Theresa was born on a farm in St Anna, MN on November 30, 1907 to Polish immigrant farmers, Jan and Jozepha (Yunik) Kulas. She received her elementary education in a one room school house near her home. She assisted her parents on the family farm and worked as a waitress in Minneapolis before returning home when her father became ill. She married Michael C. Warzecha on November 13, 1934 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. Together they farmed and raised three children in the Holdingford area until moving to Waite Park in 1995. Michael and Theresa were married for nearly seventy-one years. Theresa was a wonderful support person to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. She raised a fantastic garden and made a comfortable home for her family. She was a member of the Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole, the Christian Women of our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the mission circle at St. Hedwig’s Church, and a past member of the Daughters of Isabella.Theresa is survived by her three daughters, Phyllis Warzecha, St. Paul; Joyce Reding, Elk River; Grace (Norman) Kramer, Vernon, British Columbia Canada; her 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Michael who passed away on September 21, 2005, her parents, her son-in-law James Reding; and her siblings Katherine (infant), Joseph, Mary, Katherine, Sophie, Frances,Stanis, John, Helen, Clara, Veronica, Albert (child), and Madeline.With grateful hearts the family bids a fond farewell to our friends at Sterling Park Health Care Center, Park Gardens, and St. Joseph’s Church who have been with us on our journey of the past sixteen years.
Schedule and Information
Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Saint Cloud and again after 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Parish prayers will be at 6, followed by Christian Mothers praying the rosary at 6:30.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, St Cloud MN 3013 Roosevelt Road St. Cloud, MN 56301 320 252 7004
You’re such a honey grandma Love Mary
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be blessed and comforted by the memories you have of your mother.
Remembering good times. Chicken for dinner. Summer sausage sandwiches and lemonade for lunch. Shucking peas and trimming beans together in the back porch – sometimes while listening with my mom to the 1949 Gopher football games. Butchering chickens (still had stains on my leather jacket when I gave it to Adam). “Acting” in the hayloft. Listening to crows “talk” and touching the electric fence with damp grass. Old times. Good times. Thank you, and God bless you.