Antoinette Margaret “Toni” Lyczewski, age 72, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Friday afternoon, November 26, 2021, in the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with family at her side.
Toni was born in Crookston on June 27, 1949 to parents, Henry and Rose (Gruhot) Lyczewski. She grew up in Crookston where she was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and graduated from Mount St. Benedict High School. Toni then joined the Peace Corps and spent 6 months in Springfield, Ohio before being called home following the passing of her mother in 1968. Toni would spend the next several years helping her father raise her 3 younger siblings who were still at home. During this time she came to be an avid wrestling fan. Following the death of Henry in 2001 Toni became the friendly person everyone saw at McDonald’s while she worked there from 2002 until retiring in 2018. Over the years she also babysat for many local families and was adored by the little ones she took such good care of.
Toni is lovingly survived by her 3 siblings, Dorothy “Dot” Parnell of Chillicothe, OH, Sandy (Rob) Mayer of Kingman, AZ, and Scott Lyczewski of Crookston, MN; as well as, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Rose Lyczewski; 4 brothers: Joe, John, and 2 infants, Henry and Kevin; a niece, Leah Lyczewski; a great-nephew, Christopher Parnell; and her faithful pet dog of 15 years, Duchess. Toni’s memory will be forever treasured by her family and friends.
The Memorial Service in honor of Toni Lyczewski will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021, in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with The Rev. Joe Richards, presiding. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. The funeral will be livestreamed by going to Toni’s obituary page at www.stenshoelhouske.com and clicking on the prompt to view 10 minutes before the scheduled start. Inurnment will take place in the Calvary Cemetery following the service.
Online registry and messages of condolence may be made at www.stenshoelhouske.com