Margaret Lychak March 18, 1916 - Oct. 31, 2010 MT ANGEL, Ore. - Margaret Lychak, 94, of Mt Angel died Sunday. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 18, 1916, the second of four daughters born to Joseph Lychak and Mary Korogi. In the mid-1920s, after Joseph's death, the family left behind the Slovak community there and moved to California, ending up in Long Beach. She worked for the state of California until 1975, when she moved to Mt Angel, Oregon, to escape the big city life. Margaret lived as a novice in a Carmelite convent for a time, but eventually decided against life as a vowed religious. However she never married and spent most of her life taking care of others: her widowed mother for many years, then in turn her sisters, Helen Baker and Dorothy Dare as they grew older and needed assistance toward the end of their lives. She was a devoted member of the Catholic Church her whole life and attended daily Mass without fail for many decades. Volunteer activities included the Mt Angel conference of St Vincent de Paul, and assisting Vietnamese immigrants after the end of the Vietnamese war. Margaret is survived by her remaining sister, Carol Dillon of Malibu, California, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation will be from 1 - 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Unger Funeral Chapel, Mt. Angel. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, with Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, both at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Angel. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by Unger Funeral Chapel.
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Published in StatesmanJournal on Nov. 3, 2010