Francis L. Malecha, 85

Francis L. Malecha, age 85, of New Prague, died peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Mala Strana Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Francis was born on September 21, 1934 in Veseli, MN to Frank E. and Bessie (Honza) Malecha.  He attended Veseli grade school and New Prague High School.  He served in the US Army and married Georgine A. “Jean” Schanus at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church on August 16, 1958.  Francis was a cement mason, who worked for Marv Anderson Home Construction in Bloomington and finished out his career with Lonsdale Tool and Manufacturing.  A quiet man, Francis loved the outdoors.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and in his later years, when health prevented him from pursuing those activities, he enjoyed nothing more than watching and feeding the deer and birds that visited his backyard.  He lived for his dogs and they were companions in all of his pursuits.  He and Jean enjoyed a road trip every year and visited the lower 48 states; the only requirement was that wherever they travelled, the dogs came with!

Francis is survived by his loving wife, Jean of New Prague; son, David (Connie) Malecha of New Prague; grandchildren, Justin (Claire) Malecha of Veseli & Mariah (Brandon) Palma of New Prague; brother, Ronald (Betty) Malecha of Jordan.  He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters in infancy.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in New Prague.  bruzekfuneralhome.com

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