Magdalene Sloan

Magdalene (Maggie) Anne Sloan, 87, of Rochester, Minnesota, formerly of Waucoma, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at the Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville, Minnesota.
A Memorial Mass was set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waucoma with the Rev. Nick Radloff offering the Mass with visitation with the family an hour prior to the Mass at the church and the Rosary at 8:40 a.m. at the church. Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences for the Sloan family may be left at

Maggie was born in Calmar July 20, 1936 to Adolph J. and Mae (Riehle) Mashek. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in New Hampton. After her schooling she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a receptionist and helped on the family farm.

She was united in marriage to John (Jack) Lawrence Sloan at St. Joseph’s Church in New Hampton Feb. 14, 1957. They lived in Waucoma where they raised their two daughters and two sons. In addition to raising a family, Maggie sold Avon and worked at Meinertz Creamery in Fredericksburg and Lauer & Lauer Insurance and Sloan Insurance – both in Waucoma. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1806. She enjoyed her family, gardening, flowers, baking/cooking, decorating their home (that she was so proud of) for the holidays and trips to local casinos and Las Vegas with family and friends.

Maggie brought joy to so many people continues to give and after her passing as her body was donated to the Mayo Clinic Body Donation program for medical and Alzheimers research.

Maggie is survived by her children, Sharon (Barry) Downes/Anderson, of Henderson, Nevada; Diane (Mark) Kubeja, of Sugarloaf, California; John (Roxanne) Sloan, of Atkins, and Thomas (Brenda) Sloan, of Rochester, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters - Alice (Carroll) Rosenberg, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Theresa Berry, of San Jose, California; two sister-in-laws - Ruth (John) Neuzil, of Charles City, and Jane (Leo) Huber, of Davenport, and many nieces and nephews.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law - Leo and Fidellis (Woods) Sloan, of Waucoma; four brothers - Donald (Marianne) Mashek, of Lawler; Adolf James (Agnes) Mashek, of New Hampton; Virgil Mashek, of Lawler, and Jerome Mashek, of Eleva, Wisconsin; one sister - Dorothy (Edward) Flick; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.



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