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Leona Marie (Brichacek) Brichacek

December 3, 1931 ~ December 31, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Leona Marie Brichacek, of Minnetonka, formerly of Browerville, was born on December 3, 1931, and passed away peacefully on December 31, 2022. Leona was 91 years old.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville, with Father Mitchell Bechtold officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to Mass at the church. Interment will follow the mass service at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery.

 

Leona, daughter of Joseph and Marie (Borgert) Brichacek, attended school in Clarissa, graduating in 1949.  She went on to attend the University of Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education.  Following graduation she joined the Minnetonka Public School system, teaching 2nd grade for 32 years before retiring in 1994. Leona had a lifelong love of birds, especially her parakeet Buzzy, whom she taught to speak and was known to ask “Do you want a Pepsi?" during visits.

While she never found “Mr. Right," she enjoyed many family get-togethers with her brother George and sister Joyce’s families. Leona never lacked love - she received an abundance from all of her nieces, nephews, and her many friends. She enjoyed trips, luncheon dates and casino runs with her friends: Gretchan, Bea, Percy, Rhea, and Serene, just to name a few.  Leona also looked forward to her annual shopping outing with three of her nieces:  Kerry, Kristi, and Kim. Leona also shared a special bond with her niece Julie, who she spent dedicated time with and who was always there to help whenever needed.

Leona was a member of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Hopkins, MN.   She is survived by many nieces and nephews, her brother-in-law Gary Gaida; and her sister-in-law Bethel Brichacek. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Marie Brichacek;  her brother George Brichacek; sister Joyce Gaida and her nephew, Brad Brichacek.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 14, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
January 14, 2023

10:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
January 14, 2023

Christ the King Catholic Cemetery
30954 241st Avenue
Browerville, MN 56438

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