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Joseph P. Modjeski
June 14, 1964 - September 11, 2019

Joseph P. Modjeski

Joseph P. Modjeski
Jun 14, 1964 - Sep 11, 2019

Joseph P. Modjeski
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Joseph Patrick Modjeski, 55 of Wabasha, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at his home.

Joe was born on June 14, 1964 in Winona to Kenneth and Mary (Chelmowski) Modjeski. He graduated from Winona High School in 1983 then attended Winona State where he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. From there Joe attended police academy in Alexandria and began his career in law enforcement. Joe proudly served the Wabasha community for 26 years and retired as the Chief Deputy of Wabasha County in 2015. Even in retirement, Joe continued to stay busy working at other part-time jobs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and anything outdoors. In 2016, Joe was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning his own cabin. They enjoyed many family trips there that will forever be cherished.

Joe is survived by his wife, Sheila; children, Jason (Jessica) Lamey, Bethany (Dan) Gunderson, Rachel (Ethan Rybarczyk) Modjeski, and Cassie Jo Modjeski; granddaughters, Mallory and Brynn; parents, Ken and Mary; siblings, Geraldine (Bob) Duca, Teresa Hughes, and Brad (Missy) Modjeski; nieces and nephews, Amber (Matt) Reed, Anthony (Brittnee) Johnson, Zach and Megan Hughes; great-niece, Victoria; mother-in-law, Debbie Rieck; father-in-law, Roger(Nancy) Rieck; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anthony and Isobelle Chelmowski, Edward and Victoria Modjeski, Darlene Morrison; uncles Edward Modjeski and Keith Morrison; and aunt, Dianne Morrison.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 PM, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, 625 East 4th Street, Winona. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass. Please leave a memory of Joe and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Tammy Gustavson on Sep 20, 2019

Very sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Tammy Gustavson

Robin Kahle on Sep 19, 2019

Dear, dear Mary and Ken....my heart grieves for you and your family. Blessings of peace for you all. Love, Robin Kahle

David Greenleaf on Sep 19, 2019

Now I can’t stop digging up old photos! We shared so many adventures that there’ll be plenty more to come...

David Greenleaf on Sep 19, 2019

We grew up together and I had no cousin that I considered closer. Weekend trips to Winona always included a stop (and likely an overnight) and I’d get SO excited about their visits. Joe even served as a groomsman in my wedding.
I just heard about his passing... 3rd hand.
I don’t even know how to process this. I’m so sorry that we grew apart without him knowing how important, how well loved he was to me.
I love you Mary, Ken, Geri, Teresa and Brad

Elli Lindahl on Sep 19, 2019

Just wanted the Modjeski Family to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of hanging out with Joe and Gerri.
Elli (Lafky) Lindahl

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Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
625 E 4th Street
Winona, Minnesota 55987
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Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
625 E 4th Street
Winona, Minnesota 55987
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