Lillian "Babe" Wesely

  • Born: November 9, 1926
  • Died: June 4, 2018
  • Location: Owatonna, Minnesota

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Owatonna, MN 55060

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Lillian M. (Babe) Deml Wesely

Babe Wesely age, 91, born November 9, 1926 in Owatonna to Joseph and Albina (Prokopec) Deml died Monday, June 4, 2018 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna.
Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family starting at 11:00 am at the church on Saturday. A Parish rosary will be recited at 10:45 am on Saturday at the church.

In 1946 she married Henry J. Wesely at Sacred Heart Church. The couple farmed and raised five kids on the Wesely Centennial Farm which she was a very active part and continued her involvement delivering meals and picking up parts after moving to town.

She was an active member in Sacred Heart Church, St Mary's Guild, Steele County Extension Club and was a 4-H project leader. After school she worked at Wesely's Store in Hope, Jostens, Spurgeons and Owatonna Monument. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, gardening, traveling, casino trips, playing cards and especially entertaining.

Babe is survived by three daughters, Shirley Steinberg, Sandy Tidball, Cynthia Wesely and two sons, Mike (Cindy) Wesely and Steve (Linda) Wesely all of Owatonna and her special grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry in 1999 and all her brothers and sisters.

Memorials can be given to Sacred Heart Church and Homestead Hospice Patient Care Fund. A special thank you to Countryside and Hospice for their special care.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathies to the family. Please know you all are in my thoughts. No matter what your age it's always hard to lose a Mom/Grandma.

Posted by Eldo Wobschall - Troy Valley   June 19, 2018

We are so sorry to learn of Babe's passing. I have always known what a special lady she was and cherish the fond memories I have of my parents and Babe and Henry together either here in Owatonna or at the lake or our for "supper". After Karla and I got married, she too recognized what a special lady Babe was. Babe watched me grow up and helped me grow up. Special Lady. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Rob and Karla Kniefel - Owatonna, MN - Friend   June 07, 2018


Too many memories but always remember Christmas at Henry & Babes. A pretty scary Santa always showed up but we always stuck around to get our gifts. Then the visit to the farm and a ride on a (wild) horse. Wesely cousins always had a good laugh at that. Never could stay on long. Babe always seemed to be in the kitchen cooking up the next meal (feast). Babe & Henry a good match. Two very nice people. Happy Birthday Henry (June 1st), same as mine.

Posted by Jerome Deml - Family   June 06, 2018

Shirley, Sandy, Cindy, Mike, and Steve ~ So very sorry for your loss, but just think of all the wonderful memories she left for you! Aunt Babe was a very special lady. She and Henry and my folks had SO MANY great times together. Hopefully, they are playing cards and laughing all together again.
Jackie and Chris Seifert

Posted by Jackie Seifert - Hawley, MN - Family   June 05, 2018