Katherine Skorczewski, age 83, of rural Canby, MN passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2021 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 18th at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery in Wilno. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Canby, MN is entrusted with the arrangements.
Katherine Adeline Skorczewski was born on December 21, 1937 on the family farm near Taunton, Minnesota to parents Edmond and Emma (VanWatermeulen) VanDerostyne. She grew up in rural St. Leo, MN and graduated from Canby High School. Katherine worked as a waitress in her early years and later worked at Schott’s in Canby. On November 24, 1959 Katherine was united in marriage to Edwin Max Skorczewski at the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Taunton, MN. To this union they were blessed with two children: Donna and Duane. They raised their family on a farm west of the Marble Store where they had a dairy and stock cow operation. Katherine milked the cows and helped her husband on the farm with whatever needed to be done. Katherine enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, reading and doing word search puzzles. She also enjoyed baking and was known for her delicious apple pie. Time spent with family, watching the farm work and keeping tabs on the grandkids were very important and memorable to Katherine. She was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church where she was involved with the Altar and Rosary Society.
Grateful for having shared Katherine’s life are her two children: Donna Skorczewski of Canby and Duane (Laralyn) Skorczewski of Hendricks; two granddaughters: Ashley (Mike) Dwire of Tyler, MN and Haley Skorczewski of Hendricks and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters: Agnes Bicek, Genevive Eischens and Evelyn Antony; three brothers: Lawrence, Raymond and Donald VanDerostyne.