John Tomczak, 70, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 18, 2006

Memorial Services for John Tomczak Jr. of 204 E. Front

Street, Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2006, at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. James Berning and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Cemetery.

John died on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

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He was 70.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1935, in Moose Lake, the son of John and Angeline (Meger) Tomczak. His family moved to International Falls in 1940 where he attended school.

As a young man he worked on the docks in International Falls and then in 1961, he moved to Minneapolis. He worked for a time in Minneapolis and then in 1967, he moved to Albert Lea and was employed for 12 years at Land O’ Lakes, for seven years at the Albert Lea Country Club, and then at the VFW for eight years before retiring in 1991.

He married Marilyn Wick in February of 1967. They were later divorced.

John lived at Channel View Apartments for the past 15 years, where he so enjoyed his friends.

He also enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and watching hockey, baseball, basketball, Vikings football and movies on television. His favorite show was &8220;All In The Family.&8221; He had a special cat friend Speedy.

John is survived by his son Paul John Tomczak of Albert Lea, his mother Angeline Tomczak of International Falls, brothers and sisters: Shirley (Harlan) Christenson, Chester T. (Sylvia) Tomczak, Donna (Robert) Halgirmson, Regina Friesen, Ed Tomczak, Eileen (Marvin &8220;Butch&8221;) Arnold all of International Falls, Angie (Cliff) Grant of Virginia, Minn., Bill (Maureen) Tomczak, Sherrie Stromstad, Maxine Tomczak, Mary (Larry) Grecco and sister-in-law Darlene Tomczak all of International Falls, ex-wife and friend Marilyn Tomczak of Albert Lea and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother Leonard Tomczak.

He was loved and will be missed by everyone that knew him.