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Phyllis Darlene Popowski

December 2, 1941 June 23, 2019
Phyllis  Darlene Popowski
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Obituary for Phyllis Darlene Popowski

Phyllis Popowski, age 77, of Ivanhoe, MN passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Hendricks Community Hospital in Hendricks, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am on Friday, June 28th at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno, MN. Visitation will be held 5 to 7pm on Thursday, June 27th at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Visitation Chapel in Ivanhoe with a prayer service at 7pm and rosary to follow. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Wilno, MN. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Phyllis Darlene Popowski was born on the family farm in Hendricks Township, near Hendricks, MN to parents Roman and Anna (Sommervold) Sik. She was one of nine children born to the Sik family. Phyllis attended country school near Hendricks and during those years she enjoyed running track and playing softball.

On June 23, 1959 Phyllis was united in marriage to Raymond Popowski at the St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno, MN and to this union they were blessed with three daughters, Mary, Carol and Becky. Phyllis worked at the Ivanhoe Public School as a cook for many years and she also waitressed and babysat children for various families in the Ivanhoe area.

Phyllis enjoyed listening to old time, country and Christmas music while she and Ray danced together throughout the years. Cats held a special place in her heart and she would feed those who stopped by her doorstep. Phyllis loved carnival rides especially the tilt a whirl. Raising a variety of beautiful flowers was a true pleasure that she enjoyed sharing with those who passed by their home over the years. She will be remembered by many for all of her wonderful baked goods that she would share with those she cared about. Time spent with family and friends was highly valued by her, especially time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church where she was a member of the Rosary Society. Phyllis passed away on her 60th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2019 at the Hendricks Community Hospital at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 21 days.

Grateful for having shared Phyllis’ life is her husband of 60 years, Raymond Popowski of Ivanhoe; two daughters: Carol (Randy) Wersal of Ivanhoe and Becky Popowski of Stockton, CA; two granddaughters: Sarah (Nate) Rud and Heather (Lafe) Gildemaster; four great-grandchildren: Grace, Bjorn, Reagan, and John; two sisters: Delores VanDerostyne of Canby and Diane (Gary) Prescott of Redwood Falls, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary; siblings: Alvin, Stanley, Irwin, Gerald, Duane, Gene and an infant brother and sister.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

27

Jun

5:00 PM 6/27/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/27/2019 7:00:00 PM
Houseman-Birk Visitation Center - Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe, MN

Visitation will be held 5 to 7pm on Thursday, June 27th at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Visitation Chapel in Ivanhoe with a prayer service at 7pm and rosary to follow. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Houseman-Birk Visitation Center - Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe MN
United States

Service

Friday

28

Jun

11:00 AM 6/28/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/28/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. John Cantius Catholic Church

3069 Kowno
Wilno, MN 56142

Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

St. John Cantius Catholic Church
3069 Kowno Wilno 56142 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Wilno, MN

Wilno MN
United States
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