Delores Marie Pucel, age 88

Delores Marie Pucel, age 88 of Plymouth, MN passed away on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021. She was born in Keewatin, MN on March 22, 1932 and was the third child of Matthew and Angela Drobnick. Delores lost her father in a mining accident just before her second birthday. She moved to Ely, MN in 1940 with her mother and stepfather, Frank Marolt (also known as her “second dad”).
Delores graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1950 and later moved to Minneapolis in 1952. On July 31, 1954, Delores Drobnick and Joseph Pucel were united in Holy Matrimony at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely, MN. They moved to LaCrosse, WI where Joe started his teaching career. After six years, they moved to Crystal, MN where they raised their three daughters, Marie, Peggy and Terri.
She is preceded in death by beloved spouse, Joe Pucel, her parents, brothers, and parents-in-law. Delores is survived by her daughters, Marie Pucel, Peggy (Ben) Januschka, Terri (Mike) Frain, grandchildren, Laura (Zach) Blasing, Jenna (Tim) Charmoli and Kelsey Frain, great grandchildren, Lydia and Ian.
A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 7th at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Crystal, MN. She will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be donated to the Joe Pucel Scholarship Fund - Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park, MN.
Arrangements with Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 3888 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale, MN 55422 (www.gearty-delmore.com)