Odele M. Maciej


Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 4, 2024, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rice for Odele M. Maciej, age 86, of Rice, who died Dec. 31, 2023, at her home. The Rev. Glen Krystosek and the Rev. David Maciej concelebrated and burial was in the parish cemetery. 

 Odele was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Elmdale to Anthony and Monica (Kaiser) Schlichting. She married Ernest Maciej in Elmdale on May 5, 1958. Odele was a housekeeper at Super 8 in St. Cloud for many years, retiring in 1997. She also worked at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools for many years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where she assisted with funeral lunches, bake sales and church bazaars. Odele enjoyed gardening, canning, crafts, campfires, meat raffles, polka music, playing cards and dice (knowing that the double and triple pots were hers). She was an energetic, fun, strong-willed, independent lady, who was a mom to everyone.

 Survivors include her children Jeanne Borgmann of Wilmington, North Carolina, Linda (Blair) Morey of St. Cloud, Dale (Angie Hines) Maciej of Brainerd; grandchildren Anthony, Jake, Sara, Christine, Samantha, Grant, Zachary, Nicholas, Tyler, Alexander and Joshua; great-grandchildren Jayden, Lauren, Alivia, Brianna and Kylie; brothers Gerald of Rice and Robert (Barb) of Bemidji. She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Ernest in 2003; sons David, Michael, Gary and Kevin; and brother Dennis Schlichting.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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