FORT RIPLEY -- Lucien Peter Sowada, 90, Fort Ripley, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
He was born Feb. 5, 1912, in Opole to John and Anna (Czech) Sowada. He married Esther Kurowski in 1940 and moved to a farm in Fort Ripley. He worked in construction several years and farmed.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Joyce Swanson, Little Falls, Shirley Heidecker, Brainerd, Audrey Majerus, Little Falls, and Rebecca Schmidt, Burtrum; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Sowada, St. Paul.
Five brothers, a sister and a granddaughter died earlier.
Services were today at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Fort Ripley with Father Paul Fruth officiating. Burial was in St. Mathias Parish Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Brenny-Simonet Funeral Home, East Chapel, in Little Falls.
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