Cyrilla's Story

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Cyrilla Lande passed away on August 12, 2017 after 90 years full of family, faith, and hobbies.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, August 16 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Waseca, with Father Gregory Leif officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 15 with Rosary at 7:00 pm at the Starkson & Steffel Funeral Home ~ McRaith Chapel of Waseca. Visitation will resume one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be 11:00 am Thursday in the Windom Memory Gardens Cemetery of Windom (www.wasecafuneral.com).
In Lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Friends of San Lucas, Sacred Heart Mission Fund or Sacred Heart Church of Waseca.
Cyrilla Ann Baune was born on June 26, 1927 in Willow Lake Township. She was the first of eleven children born to Ray and Marcella Hagart Baune. She grew up with a rosary to her lips, and apron across her waist, with the responsibilities of being the eldest sister, and excitedly waiting all week for Friday night's dancing.
Just after completing beautician school, she met a man on the street who would become her husband for 67 years. Together, Max and Cyrilla Lande, raised five children and two foster boys while living in Waseca. As a family, they took cross-country camper trips. Their favorite stops often included ice cream. While her children attended school, Cyrilla ran a beauty shop business from her porch. She loved chatting with her clients as a tight perm set. Her children raced home from school for their mother's homemade baked goods. Cyrilla was a mother who moved furniture to teach her children how to dance polka. She also taught her children how to pray, how to give to others, and how to embrace moments of fun and joy.
Cyrilla's golden years shined with hobbies and the people who shared them with her. Music inspired Cyrilla, and she especially loved long weekend festivals of country music. Some of her best friends quilted and sewed next to her, played cards with her, and sat beside her as she called out "Bingo." She boldly tried new recipes, often testing them out on her apprehensive but supportive husband. Her calendar filled with day trips to the theatre, and everyone knew to call her if they wanted a shopping partner. Other favorite pastimes were winters spent down south, reunions, and summers vacations in northern Minnesota, especially because of the time spent with family. Cyrilla taught her grandchildren how to hang laundry on the line, how to add flour to batter, and how to pluck a berry from the vine. She knew all her grandchildren's favorites foods -- her special way of telling them how much they meant to her.
After Cyrilla's passing, the values she's courageously lived by will live on through generations, and Max will continue tending to her garden
She is survived by her husband Max; children, Dean (Venassa) Lande, Patricia Lande, Carol (Robert) Fealey, Constance (Roger) Ockwig and Nancy (kellen) Cassellivs; grandchildren; siblings, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Cyrilla was preceded in death by her parents.
Published on August 14, 2017
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