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December 29, 1935 – Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Service Information
St. James Lutheran Church – Howard Lake, MN
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home – Winsted, MN
Monday, April 22, 2019
4-8 P.M.

Further visitation will be held on Tuesday morning, April 23rd one hour prior to services at the church.

Malvina Dorothy Frances (Lange) Dalbec, age 83, of rural Howard Lake passed away on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, MN.

She was born on December 29, 1935 near Watertown, Minnesota on her family’s farm the daughter of Walter C. & Lydia (Lemmerman) Lange.

Malvina was baptized on January 16, 1936 by The Reverend Karl Rudolph. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 10, 1949 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown Township by The Reverend John Spomer.

Malvina graduated from Watertown High School on June 3, 1954.

On July 21, 1954, Malvina D. Lange and Gordon K. Dalbec were joined in holy marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown by The Reverend John Spomer. God blessed their marriage with four children.

She was a faithful member of St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

Malvina formerly worked for Dr. Thal DVM as a Vet Tech in Watertown, Red’s Café in Montrose, Dr. & Mrs. Zierold in Wayzata, Green Giant in Winsted and Glencoe, Casey’s in Winsted, Marketplace in Cokato and drove school bus for thirty-eight years. She started driving school bus in Delano for Stahlke Bus Service in 1966 and when they moved to Howard Lake in 1968 Malvina drove school bus for Howard Lake -Waverly-Winsted and retired from the School District in April of 2004. After she retired from driving bus she worked at The Adult Training Center in Winsted and retired in March of 2008.

Survived by her children: Randy Dalbec of Montrose, Janet (James) Koch and Janell (Jeffrey) Koch all of Winsted; grandchildren: Jennifer Koch of Winsted, Jacquelyne (Andy) Seibel of De Pere, Wisconsin, Jason (Katelyn) Koch of Howard Lake, Jillian Koch and Joel Koch both of Winsted; great grandchildren: Jordan Koch of Winsted, Anna and Leo Seibel of De Pere, Wisconsin; a brother Donald (Renee) Lange and by a sister Yvonne Lange both of Watertown; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Beverly Lange of Delano, Jeanne (Rod) Pettit of Sauk Centre, Mary Dalbec of Rockford, Harvey (Pat) Dalbec of Delano, Larry (Sheila) Dalbec of Montrose, Joyce (Denny) Anderson of Delano, Margie Dalbec of St. Bonifacius and Dareld Schlinz of Maple Plain; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Gordon K. Dalbec on April 27, 2008, infant daughter Linda Lou Dalbec on September 22, 1954, her parents Walter C. and Lydia (Lemmerman) Lange, her parents-in-law: Henry “Hank” & Ida Dalbec, sisters and brothers Dolores (Art) Adickes, Vera (Leo) Roy, Clifford Lange, Erhard Lange, Melvin (Arlene) Lange, brothers in law & sisters in law Kenneth (Pat) Dalbec, LeRoy Dalbec, Bobby Dalbec and Judy Schlinz.

Funeral services for Malvina Dalbec will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. The Reverend Mark Loder will officiate. Vocalists will be Bruce Gatz and Marge Stueven. Interment will follow at St. James Lutheran Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 22nd from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday morning, April 23rd at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Jason Koch, Joel Koch, Jordan Koch, Roger Roy, Daryl Adickes, Alan Lange, Greg Lange, and Todd Lange.

Honorary Caskets Bearers will be Jillian Koch, Jennifer Koch, Jacquelyne Seibel,Anna Seibel and Leo Seibel.

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  1. Mary Hirsch

    We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mary and Lyle Hirsch and family


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