Magdalen Nohava, 83,

Magdalen Maggie Nohava, 83, of Fosston, formerly of Lonsdale, died on Wednesday April 21, 2010 at First Care Nursing Home in Fosston.

Maggie was born on July 19, 1926, in Rice County, rural Lonsdale, a daughter of Frank and Mary (Malecha) Nohava. She grew up near Lonsdale, where she attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School for 11 years. She then went to the Good Counsel Academy in Mankato, graduating in 1944. Following school, she returned to Lonsdale and worked at Hlavac Drug Store, Red Owl and at Dr. Lehrer's office. She then was employed as a housekeeper for Rev. Charles Jirik at parish houses in towns where he served. Maggie retired in 1988 and moved to Fosston. She lived in the Linda Marie Apartments and Cornerstone Apartments in Fosston. She was currently a resident of First Care Nursing Home. When she first lived in Fosston, Maggie used her sewing talents, providing seamstress services to the community and at Paula Jo's Clothing Store. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where she taught Friday school and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed needle work, sewing, cross stitching and was known as a good cook and baker. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by four sisters Sister Yvonne Nohava and Sister Rosemary Nohava, both of Mankato, Julia (Roy) Washa, Montgomery and Theresa Zitzow, Fosston; sister-in-law Clara Nohava, Lonsdale; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and five sisters; and five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fosston, with Rev. Dave Super presiding.

Interment was at the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Erwin Zitzow, James Washa, Joe Washa, Roy Washa, Rick Litzinger and Kreston Lane. Honorary pallbearers were staff members of Cornerstone Assisted Living and First Care Nursing Home.

Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service, with a rosary and prayer service to be held at 1 p.m., all on Saturday at the church.

Arrangements were with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston.

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