September 30, 1926 - March 2, 2015


Delores Graczyk, age 88, of Foley, passed away Monday March 2, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, March 6, 2015 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morrill. The Rev. Leo Moenkedick and Rev. Lauren Virnig will Concelebrate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley and 1 hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Parish Prayers will be held at 5 PM Thursday evening and the Christian Mothers will pray the Rosary at 7 PM.

Delores Ann Graczyk was born September 30, 1926 in Alberta Township, Benton County to Tony and Catherine (Novak) Bower. She married Joe Graczyk on November 10, 1942 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Morrill by Fr. Tarman. They resided in the Morrill and Gilman area all their life; then moved to Heritage Place in Foley in May of 2013. Delores was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers and St. Jude's Mission Group. She enjoyed raising their family, cooking, embroidering and was always baking cookies, pies and bars for everyone. Delores would always have a reason to buy gifts for the grandchildren and many others. She loved spending time with her family, friends and neighbors.

Delores is survived by her husband, Joe of Foley; children: Ronnie (Gloria) of Hillman, Susie (Jim) Urbanska of Brainerd, Mike (Karla) of Howard Lake, Randy of Puposky, Mary Jo (Terry) Reich of Rice, and Tammy (Kevin) Krotzer of Milaca; 18 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Tim; infant daughter, Mary; great-great granddaughter, Gillian Graczyk; sisters, Magdaline Fleck-Boelter and Irene Kieffer.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the St. Cloud Hospital staff on 6th floor, Dr. Kuhl and especially Dr. Marek. Also thank you to the Foley Funeral Home and Heritage Place of Foley.