Cecelia M. Wersal

Cecelia M. Wersal, 88, of Sleepy Eye, died on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Sleepy Eye Care Center.

Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with Msgr. Eugene Lozinski officiating. Interment was in St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery, Springfield.

Cecelia M. Wersal was born on August 14, 1930, on the family farm near Springfield, Brown County, Minnesota, to Andrew J. and Anna (Mader) Vogel. She grew up on the farm and attended country school. She married Peter W. Wersal on May 24, 1950, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield. After marriage they moved to Sleepy Eye where she enjoyed being a homemaker. Cecelia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She volunteered calling bingo at Divine Providence and Sleepy Eye Care Center. She also volunteered peeling potatoes and apples at church and making smearkucken. She enjoyed fishing, shaking dice at Ross Park, baking, playing bingo, gardening and canning vegetables, meats and fruits.

She is survived by her children, Thomas (Lois) of New Ulm, Rita (Dennis) Tauer of Fall River, Wisc., Steven (Kathleen) of Sleepy Eye, Mark (Mary) of Comfrey, Peter Jr. (Sheena) of Sleepy Eye; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rosella Groebner, of Springfield; brother-in-law, Melvin Polzin of Belview; sisters-in-law, Kathy Vogel of Sanborn and Marian Vogel of Janesville, Wisc.; may nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter; brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Leo, Frank, and Robert; and a sister, Anna Polzin.

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