Deloris V. Wolcyn (nee McCabe), age 100, of Cambridge and Arden Hill, Minn., passed away peacefully at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge on July 2, 2019, surrounded by family.
She was born in Pierre, South Dakota, grew up in Morton, Minn., and Cumberland, Wis. She was the oldest of four girls of Agnes and Jack McCabe. In her childhood, she helped support the family by picking green beans for a local cannery and has always enjoyed her vegetables.
After high school, Deloris moved to St. Paul, attending Ancker School of Nursing, receiving a Registered Nurse degree. Her student loan of $35 was funded by a local dentist. She practiced nursing as a school nurse, private duty nurse, and also worked in hospitals and nursing homes. She was the nurse that accompanied Minnesota Girl Scouts to the Girl Scout Senior Round-Up in Idaho in 1965.
Deloris married Bernard Wolcyn in St. Paul on Sept. 11, 1943. She enjoyed their time together on their Christmas tree farm in Isanti County west of Cambridge. She was a long-time member of the Minnesota Christmas Tree Association and won many blue ribbons for her decorated Christmas trees entered at the Minnesota State Fair.
She enjoyed knitting and weaving and was a member of the Minnesota Weavers Guild. She was a befriender and helped with funeral lunches at church and was on the travel committee for the MN Senior Federation.
Deloris was preceded in death by her husband in 2013.
She is survived by her loving family: daughter Mary (Peter) Larsen of Forest Lake, son Thomas (Adie) Wolcyn of Cambridge; grandchildren Eric (Chrissi) Larsen, Nick (Heather) Wolcyn, Ben (Becky) Wolcyn, Clint (Angela) Wolcyn, Bobby (Shauna) Wolcyn and nine great-grandchildren: Dakota, Wesley, Willow, Autumn, Avery, Siena, Emma, Victoria and Myles.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, with visitation one hour prior at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 2nd Ave. NW, New Brighton. Interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Memorials preferred to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of New Brighton, Christ the King Catholic Church of Cambridge or your favorite charity.