Marguerite Holicky, 83

Marguerite Holicky, 83, of Le Center, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato.

Born March 10, 1923, in Tyrone Township, Le Sueur County, Marguerite was a daughter of Peter and August (Ketterer) May. She attended country school and then graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1941. She married Ambrose Holicky on June 11, 1947, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Le Sueur and then moved to Le Center. Marguerite worked for Green Giant Co. in both Montgomery and Le Sueur. She was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary and also a member of the Legion of Mary Auxiliary and St. Mary's CCW. She enjoyed covering coat hangers, playing pfeffer, gardening and writing letters.

She is survived by children, Maxine (Dennis) McCabe, North Mankato, Harold Holicky, Gaylord, Howard (Sue) Holicky, Henderson and Jean Marie (David) Novotny, New Prague; sisters-in-law, Dallas, Norma and Catherine May, Le Sueur; brother-in-law, Francis Holicky, Le Center; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Mary Evelyn Holicky; brothers, Clarence, John, Francis, Carol, George and Peter May and one brother in infancy; grandson, Ben Holicky; and granddaughter, Cindy Holicky.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Le Center, with Rev. Chris Shofner officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Le Center. Pallbearers were Lee Holicky, Dale May, Jim May, John T. May, Eugene Holicky and LeRoy May. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren, Amanda, Brandee and Howard Jr. Holicky, Jennifer, Matthew, Julie Ann and Nicholas Novotny.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Le Center Funeral Home, with CCW Rosary at 4 p.m. and VFW Auxiliary Service at 5:30 p.m.

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