Patricia Mace, 73, of Browerville, passed away on October 30, 2013, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie. Funeral services for Patricia were held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville with Pastor officiating. Interment was held at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville.
Casket Bearers were Frank Wardarski, David Wardarski, Mitchell Anderson, Steve Ahlrich, Roger Bryniarski and Mike Hansen. Honorary Bearers were her granddaughters, Regina Marquedant, Meghan Anderson, Stephanie Wardarski and Jennifer Hess.
Patricia Jean Mace was born March 17, 1940, in Browerville, to the late Theodore and Regina (Strack) Cech. She was born and raised in Browerville, MN. Patty graduated from the Browerville High School in 1958. Following graduation she married Roger Wardarski on February 7, 1959 and moved to Little Falls. Patty was blessed with her 4 children; Barbara, Frank, Kathryn and David. Throughout the years of raising her children, Patty worked at Lincoln & Lindbergh Elementary Schools. Patty also was a seamstress at Munsingwear, Hooters Sportswear and Larson Boat Works where she retired. Patty married Archie Mace on June 5, 1995 and moved back to Browerville. Patty loved her family and surrounded herself with them at every opportunity. Patty enjoyed early on in life, volleyball, dancing, card club and listening to country and soft rock music. Later in life, Patty and Archie enjoyed fishing from their pontoon on the surrounding area lakes, deer, duck and turtle hunting. After Archie’s passing, Patty enjoyed time with her 2 kitties, and her daily walks up town in Browerville. Patty also enjoyed playing scrabble with her children and grandchildren. She loved playing canasta with her friends and enjoyed playing smear Friday night at the Eagle Bend Vets Club. Patty was a member at the Christ of King Church in Browerville and Lady of Lourdes Church in Little Falls.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; Theodore and Regina (Strack) Cech, husband Roger Wardarski, husband Archie Mace, granddaughter Nicole Bryniarski and brother Kenneth Cech.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving children; daughters, Barb Anderson (Steve Ahlrich) of Cushing, Kathy (Roger) Bryniarski of New York Mills; sons, Frank Wardarski and David Wardarski (Gina Zimmerman) both of Little Falls; brothers, Ronald (Marianne)Cech of Puyallup, WA, James (Jackie) Cech of Milwaukee, OR and sister-in-law Bonnie Dentler, wife of the late Kenneth Cech of Milwaukee, OR; granddaughters, Regina, Meghan, Jennifer, Stephanie, Sara and Sara; grandsons, Mitchell, Chad and Jamie and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.