Joseph L. Schimek, 72
Mankato — Joseph L. Schimek, age 72, of Mankato, formerly of Easton, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his home in Mankato.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 29, 2011, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, in Easton. The Rev. Mark McNea and Rev. Steve LaCanne officiated, and burial was in the church cemetery, Barber Township, Faribault County.
Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells assisted the family with the arrangements.
Joe is survived by his wife, Rita, of Mankato; six children, Marylu (Dave) Nemgar, of Rochester, Steve (Michelle) Schimek, of Cottage Grove, Sandra (Thomas) Benz, of Brandon, S.D., Kevin (Jennifer) Schimek, of Eagan, LuAnn (Patrick) Simons, of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Dean (Teresa) Schimek, of Easton; 24 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Georgia (Joe) Fasnacht, of Mankato, and Lois (Jerome) Frederick, of Ankeny, Iowa; and one brother, John (Diane) Schimek, of Easton.