Edwin J. "Ed" Pogatchnik

Edwin J. "Ed" Pogatchnik, 84

St. Wendel, Minnesota

March 5, 1929 ~ February 16, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel for Edwin J. "Ed" Pogatchnik, age 84, of St. Wendel, who passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with military honors.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in St. Joseph.

Ed was born on March 5, 1929 in St. Stephen, Minnesota to Joseph and Bertha (Pierskalla) Pogatshnik. He attended school in St. Stephen before joining the U.S. Army in 1950. Ed married Lucile Klescz on October 12, 1950 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. He worked at the paper mill in Sartell from 1948 until his retirement in 1991. Ed lived in St. Wendel and was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church since 1952.

Ed enjoyed baking pies and coffee cakes for family and friends. He was a chainsaw expert, and was also an all-around handyman. Ed especially treasured all the time spent with his family.

He is survived by five children; Ronald (Linda) Pogatchnik of Avon, Gary Pogatchnik of Rice, Tom (Sue) Pogatchnik of Avon, James (Joan) Pogatchnik of Monticello, and Janet (Donald) Jarnot of Avon, and 9 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren; sister and brother; Betty Pogatshnik of St. Stephen and Bernard (Maxine) Pogatshnik of St. Cloud; and sister-in-law, Mary Pogatshnik of St. Stephen.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucile in 2007; and brothers, Reuben, and Firmin Pogatshnik, and sisters, Eleanor, Dorothy, Delphine and Mary Ellen Pogatshnik.

A Special Thank You to the Albany Hospital and Albany Hospice for the care given to Ed during his illness.

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Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
120 North College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-7783

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 18, 2014