Helen Uscensky Boroski, 93
Helen Uscensky Boroski, 93, Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, Minn., Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
Helen was born May 15, 1923 to William and Agnes (Wallenberg) Potrament. She attended St. Joseph Country School through the 8th grade.
She married Steven Uscensky September 20, 1944. They farmed north of Lancaster, raising cattle and small grains. They had five children. Steven died June 6, 1962. Helen then moved into town. To support her family she worked at various places cleaning, housekeeping and baking.
Helen married Paul Boroski on October 20, 1969. They moved to a farm north of Lancaster where Helen could once again enjoy the country life. Paul died April 26, 2011.
Her hobbies and interests included gardening, canning, cooking baking, tending to her chickens, making quilts for her children and grandchildren, making buggy wheel rugs, flowers, dancing and fishing. Her smoked sausage, cabbage rolls and perogies were family favorites enjoyed at every special occasion. Helen was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was an active parishioner, participating in Ladies Circle and Rosary Society. Her strong faith sustained her throughout her life. Helen always put her family first. Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren were the focus of her life and meant the world to her.
She is survived by her brother, Frankie Potrament; her children, Mary Ann Schmiedeberg, Kathy (Kendall) Hunter, Judy Ness, Bill (Marla) Uscensky, Steven (Heidi) Uscensky II; 14 grandchildren, Wayne (Cindy) Schmiedeberg, Danny (Liza) Schmiedeberg, Bobby (Pattijo) Schmiedeberg, Donnie (Jenny) Schmiedeberg, Keith (Michelle) Schmiedeberg, Kraig (Francine) Hunter, Kristin (Paul) Erickson, Kendra (Nick) Wentworth, Travis Ness, Melissa (Tyler) Huber, Alison (Jason) Steele, Kaley (Calvin) Motika, Steven Uscenski III and Seth Uscensky; 21 great grandchildren, Michael, Brady, Brett, Blair, Nicia, Adela, Emily, Rachel, Chisum, Garet, Gabby, Carson, McKenzie, Alexius, Kai, Hunter, Myah, Kendall, Grayson, Jerzi and Elaina; and a great grandson, Braxtyn.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; brothers, Edward, Lawrence, Stanley and Leonard; a grandson, Kevin Hunter; son-in-law, Larry Schmiedeberg and fiancé of Mary Ann, Bill Olsonoski.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, rural Lancaster. Interment was in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Fr. Craig Vasek, presided; Pam Hunt, organist. Readers were Kristin Erickson, Emily Schmiedeberg and Nicia Schmiedeberg.
Casket bearers were Helen’s grandsons. Honorary casket bearers were Helen’s great grandchildren. Gift bearers were Helen’s granddaughters.
Visitation was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hallock, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements.