Inez Spitzack, 89, Blooming Prairie
Inez Lorraine Spitzack, 89, of Blooming Prairie, formerly of Owatonna, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Prairie Manor Care Center.
Inez was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Freeborn County, the daughter of William and Ida (Guttormson) Williamson. She was raised in Freeborn County and also attended country school. She was married to Peder Madson and from this union had five children.
Inez was a homemaker, but her one job she loved the most was being a loving mother and caring for her children and grandchildren. Peder and Inez later divorced. Inez then married Neil Spitzack on March 27, 1976, in Byron. The couple made their home in Owatonna. Neil died in 2003.
Inez always had a smile on her face and had a great sense of humor. She was one of the first venders at the Owatonna Farmer’s Market where she was known as the “Gladiola Lady” selling her gladiola flowers. She entered some of her grown flowers in the Steele County Free Fair and won many ribbons. Inez also enjoyed going with her husband, Neil, and listened to his band as he played the accordion. She also enjoyed dancing.
She is survived by two daughters Betty Bush of Owatonna and Linda (and Pat) Goodnature of Geneva; two sons Jim Madson of Bertha and Steve (and Paula) Madson of Owatonna; daughter-in-law Marie Madson in California; two brothers James (and Sonja) Williamson of Austin and Loren (and George Andrea) Williamson of Cottage Grove; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Neil Spitzack; former husband Peder Madson; son Jerome Madson; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Visitation was held Nov. 9, 2015, at Michaelson Funeral Home with the Rev. John Weisenburger officiating. Interment will be in the Owatonna Memorial Gardens in Owatonna. Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice, Owatonna Memorial Gardens or Prairie Manor Care Center.