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Jack Zwolenski, 70

Jack A. Zwolenski, 70, of Ellsworth, died Monday, May 11, 2009 at his home.

Jack was born Aug. 26, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of John A. and Grace (Fassett) Zwolenski.  He was a graduate of Ellsworth High School.

On Oct. 11, 1958 Jack married Peggy Dusek at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in River Falls.

Jack was a long time employee at 3M.

He was an avid sports enthusiast and particularly enjoyed watching the Packers, playing golf and later in life enjoyed watching baseball.  Jack wrote a weekly sports column in the Shopper for many years. 

He had served on the Ellsworth Village Board and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy, Ellsworth; three children: Mark (Karen) Zwolenski, Dundas, Minn., Judy (Peter) Lefeber, Hammond, and Jacque (Peter) Garin, Spring Valley; son in-law, Phillip Richie, Ellsworth; 10 grandchildren: Josh, Megan, Lauren, Tiffany, Madison, Mason, Michelle, Rachel, Rebekah, and Michael; and one sister, Patricia (Owen) Heschke, Bay City.

Jack was preceded in death by his daughter Sherri, his parents and his brother Francis.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 14, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth.  Burial will be at a later date.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, assisted the family with arrangements.