Johanna Olsonawski, 94, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday
evening, January 15th, 2013. Johanna was born May 24, 1918 in
Orleans MN to Adam & Cezaria Gorski. She married Andrew Olsonawski on
September 30, 1941. They lived and farmed in Hill township of Kittson
County. In 1989 Johanna moved into Hallock. She was an active member
of St. Patricks church and loved going with friends to play cards and
Bingo. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and everyone was
always welcome at her home.
She is survived by four children, Richard (Sandy) Olsonawski,
Federal Way, Washington, Joan (Gerald) Karol, Howard Lake, MN, Larry
(Janet) Olsonawski, Hallock MN and Cindy (Todd) Nelson, Lancaster,
MN; a sister Victoria (Leonard) Burnham,Yuma, AZ; two brothers,
Benjamin (Al) Gorski, Springfield, MN, Edward (Barb) Gorski, Inver
Grove Heights, MN; 6 grandchildren, Troy Olsonawski, Stephanie
Olsonawski, Stacy Horsch, Tad Olsonawski, Lance Nelson and Luke
Nelson and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Andrew Olsonawski; sisters, Bernice Gorski and Eva Hatmann;
brothers, John Gorski and Carl Gorski and a grandson, Gregory Karol.
Funeral services for Johanna are scheduled for Saturday, January 19,
2013 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hallock.
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock. Rev. William
DeCrans, presiding; special music provided by St. Patrick’s Choir,
Pam Hunt, organist. Casket bearers will be Joe Olsonawski, Jeff
Reese, Dennis Olsonawski, Scott Olsonawski, Charles Olsonoski and
David Gorski. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The
Austin Funeral Home of Hallock is in charge of arrangements.