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Norbert E. Malecha

July 1, 1933 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 83)
Norbert "Nobby" Malecha, age 83, of Faribault, MN, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his home following an extended illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Patrick in Shieldsville, MN, with Fr. Victor Valencia, officiating. Interment will be held at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Shieldsville.

Memorial visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Memorials may be directed to Fr. Victor Valencia c/o St. Patrick's Church, or the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are with the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

Norbert Edward, the son of Frank and Josephine (Sticha) Malecha was born on July 1, 1933 in Lonsdale, MN. Nobby attended New Prague High School and graduated with the class of 1951. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army. On July 30, 1957 he was united in marriage to June Wells at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale, MN. After their marriage they lived in Bloomington, MN and Nobby worked as an electrician for Green Electric from 1966 to 1985. They would later move to Faribault and enjoyed living at Cedar Lake. In 1985, Nobby worked as the manager of the electric shop for the Metropolitan Airport Commission and stayed until his retirement in 1996. Family, fishing, and hunting were his passions. Music was always part of his life as well, even though he couldn't read a note of music. He shared his gift playing with many bands including: Lloyd Grossman, Roman Rezac, Jolly Musicians, Billy Bartusek and Terry T's Dixie Mountain Band. After retirement, he could be found playing for area nursing homes and senior centers. He was a member of the Faribault Aerie 1460 Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Knights of Columbus Council 889 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, June Malecha of Faribault; he was the best dad and grandfather to children, Jodi Malecha of Apple Valley, MN, Colleen (Gary) Brown of Corcoran, MN, Sharon (Bill) Guenther of Apple Valley, MN, Peter Malecha (Jeanette Legenza) of Anchorage, AK and Patrick (Jen) Malecha of Juneau, AK; grandchildren, Whitney (Curtis) Gustafson, Amy Guenther (Ryan Burgess), Tyler Brown, Becky Guenther, Matt Malecha, Noah Malecha, Josef Malecha and Bruno Malecha; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Francis J. Malecha, Eleanor Kajer, Majorie Edel, and Mary Alice Green.

Cemetery Details

St. Patrick Church Cemetery
7525 Dodd Road
Faribault, MN, 55021


JUN 12. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Church of St. Patrick

7525 Dodd Road

Faribault, MN, US, 55021

Mass of Christian Burial

JUN 12. 10:30 AM

Church of St. Patrick

7525 Dodd Road

Faribault, MN, US, 55021

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