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Joan L. Goranowski, 84, Silver Lake

Joan L. Goranowski,

Joan Louise Goranowski, 84, formerly of Silver Lake, went to Heaven to be with her husband and son on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at St. Crispin Living Center in Red Wing.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Jan. 5, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher officiating. Interment followed in the St. Adalbert’s Catholic Cemetery.
Joan Goranowski, affectionately known as “Janet” by family and friends, was born Nov. 19, 1933, in Silver Lake, the daughter of James and Bertha (Pilarski) Snaza. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. She graduated from St. Adalbert’s School in Silver Lake.
On Oct. 28, 1952, Joan L. Snaza and Cyril Goranowski were united in marriage at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with a son, Charles Goranowski.
Mrs. Goranowski was a loyal 3M employee and retired after 44 years of service. She was a wonderful cook and loved to garden. She loved living in the Silver Lake community and living on her farm. She was very proud of her son and her granddaughters. She could often be heard sharing their latest adventures and accomplishments. She was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, being involved in many church activities.
She moved to St. Crispin Memory Care in Red Wing in 2013 to be closer to her son and his family.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Kathryn Goranowski; granddaughters, Melissa Rose and Sara Jayne Goranowski; sisters, Lois (Glenn) Smida and Betty Snaza; sister-in-law, Audrey Snaza; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril Goranowski in 1999; son, Chuck Goranowski in 2016; parents, James and Bertha Snaza; and brothers, Jim and Reverian Snaza.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.