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Angela Victoria Chirpich, age 103, of Wells, MN, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at The Shepherds Inn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 11:00 AM at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN with Father Matt Fasnacht officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment with be at St. Casimir Cemetery in Wells, MN. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit
Angela was born December 23, 1914 in Dunbar Township, the daughter of John and Mary (Sonnek) Yokiel. She attended St. Casimir Catholic School and graduated from Wells High School in 1932. Angela was united in marriage on October 18, 1938 to Daniel Chirpich at St. Casimir Catholic Church, and together they farmed northeast of Wells. She lived her entire life in the Wells area and was a member of The Rosary Society, the National Catholic Society of Foresters, Winona Council of Women and St. James Circle. Angela was a homemaker; she enjoyed canning, baking, gardening and spending time with her family.
Angela is preceded in death by her parents; husband Daniel; daughter: Marlene Hansen; granddaughters: Jennifer and Jodi; siblings: Clement (Helen) Yokiel, Sister Lydia Mary, twin sister Colette (Frank) Wanzek, John (Naomi) Yokiel and Sister Mary Therese.
She is survived by her children: Jan (Larry) Crawford of Wells, MN, Marjorie (Loren) Hanisch of Mendota, IL, Terry (Gary) Murray of Rochester, MN, Susan (Steve) Nowaczewski of Mendota Heights, MN, and Gene (Pat) Chirpich of Wells, MN; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; son-in-law: Morris Hansen of Markesan, WI; brother: James Yokiel of Wells, MN; sisters-in-law: Anne Chirpich and Arlene Yokiel; many nieces, nephews and their families.