Stella Pilarski (1937 - 2011)

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Stella Pilarski, 74

St. Wendel

Aug. 13, 1937~Oct. 13, 2011

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2011 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel for Stella Pilarski, age 74, of St. Wendel. Stella passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 13 with family by her side. Burial will take place in the St. Columbkille Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and after 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish Prayers will be 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Stella was born August 13, 1937 in St. Francis, MN to Anton and Frances (Gillitzer) Meier. She married Clarence Pilarski on May 21, 1956 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. For many years she worked for Champa Studios as a portrait painter. She also loved her farm and enjoyed gardening, canning, old time music and dancing. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Columbkille Parish and Christian Women.

Stella is survived by her husband Clarence, children Jerry (Joan), Rod (Judy), Sheila Ehrlichman, Bob (Amy), Ray (Cindy), and Rita (Jake) Beckius of St. Joseph, Dennis (Karen) of Clear Lake and Rich (Teresa) of St. Stephen, 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brothers Jim (Irene) Meier of Zimmerman, Al (Rita) Meier of Sartell and Harold (Paula) Meier of Superior, WI and sister Phyllis (Melvin) Skroch of Rice.

Preceding her in death were her parents and son Tony (2006).

Stella's family would like to thank the staff at Legends of Heritage, St. Cloud Hospital Home Care and Hospice, and Coborn Cancer Center, especially Dr. Jurgens and Debbie Corrigan.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 15, 2011
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