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Mary M. (Bambenek) Pampuch

July 18, 1945 — April 9, 2023

Winona

Mary M. (Bambenek) Pampuch

 

Mary “Aunty” (Bambenek) Pampuch, age 77, of Winona, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2023.

She was born on July 18, 1945, in Winona, to Carl and Margaret (Weinmann) Bambenek, Sr.  Mary loved talking about her childhood and the trouble she and her brother, Carl “Butch” Bambenek, got in together and with their friends.  From garden hose fights in the house, cleaning the upstairs by throwing stuff out windows, to ruining her brother’s white wall tires on his car.  Mary could talk for hours about family and friends back in the old days.

Mary married Jim Pampuch, and they became “Poopsie” and “Old Paint.”  They built their house in the valley, and had many great friends and get-togethers there.  Mary had her gambling friends, and always made sure to come home with something, and she had many friends she loved to talk to on the phone for hours.  Mary always loved to go shopping with her best friend, Carolyn Larson.  Mary’s favorite trips were to Poland with her cousins Boomer, Jenny, and David – she even talked her brother, Butch, into going one time.  Mary had many friends, and she loved talking and being with them.  She will always be remembered for her laugh and her quick wit.

Mary is survived by her nephew, Alan Bambenek; niece, Denise “Beans” (Joe) Matejka; great-niece, Ashley (Josh) Seppa; great-nephews: Robin (Tyler Hoffman) Matejka, and Gavin Matejka; sister-in-law, Barb Bambenek; and her special cousins, the Zolondek, Stoltman, and Weinmann families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Margaret Bambenek; husband, Jim “Poopsie” Pampuch; brother, Carl “Butch” Bambenek; and many aunts and uncles.

“Poopsie, the house better be finished…the Old Paint is home!”

Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the funeral service at noon on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, 376 E. Sarnia St., Winona.  Deacon Justin Green will officiate.  Following the service, a celebration of Mary’s life will continue at the Winona Athletic Club.

Online condolences or memories may be left for Mary’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.

 

 

 

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Visitation

Saturday, April 22, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

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