Connie Mary Bezdichek
Connie (Constance Mary) Bezdichek, 94, of Farmington, Minnesota went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 6, 2018. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Connie (Segner) was born on February 13, 1923 in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Gordon Bezdichek on January 22, 1947. Connie and Gordon moved to Farmington, MN in 1951 and owned and operated Fairway Foods from 1951 to 1969 while raising their six daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, on January 25, 1982 and by her two brothers, Leroy and Fred.
Connie continued to reside in Farmington and was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic community. Connie was intelligent, inquisitive, witty, and loved to learn. She took a computer class when she was 85 years old! Connie prided herself on being informed of current events and enjoyed discussing politics with family and friends. She was a woman who carried herself with dignity, integrity and grace. Connie had a wonderful sense of humor and loved and lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, playing cards, polka music, bike riding, sewing, knitting, Dakota County Fair, and the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. She was a great cook and loved experimenting with new recipes. Connie was an avid fisher person from fishing walleyes on Lake Mille Lacs to several trips to Alaska for salmon fishing. She particularly enjoyed spending 25 years of Minnesota winters as a snowbird in Arizona. But most of all, Connie was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother, who will always be remembered for her commitment to family. Left to cherish her memories are daughters: Lynn Royce, Ann (Mike) Buselmeier, Kay (Brad) Pfahning, Mary Bezdichek, Peggy (Bob) Louis and Jane (Peter) Stifter, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and her loving companion of the past 31 years, Don Rose. A private family service was held at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Farmington, Minnesota with internment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prayers preferred in lieu flowers or memorials. Condolences at: www.whitefuneralhomes.com
Daughters' Note: We were privileged to have shared mom's love and it is with immeasurable gratitude that we cherish the beautiful memories of the life she lived. Her essence will live on in each of us. "The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life." - R.Nelson