Lawrence Richard Malecha 1931–2020 Faribault, MN—Lawrence Richard Malecha, age 89, of Faribault, MN, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Northfield Hospital following a brief illness. Lawrence was born June 15, 1931 to John and Mary (Langer) Malecha. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1949. He was drafted into the Army 1952 and served for 2 years in Germany where he met his wife of 65 years, Liselotte Schneider. He is survived by his wife Liselotte and 8 children; Michael (Sara), Martin (Mary Jo), Theresa Caldis (Steven), Peter (Charlotte), Paul (Susan), Anthony (Julie), Andrew (Pamela) and Thomas; 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; brother Paul (Mary Jean) and sister Constance Wetter (Richard); sisters-in-law Lois Malecha, Sieglinde Jekel (Kurt), Susan Schneider and brother-in law Adolf Schneider. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary; siblings Frances Hellensmith, Grace Hose, Eugene, Jerald, and Mary Caddle; sister-in-law Kay Schneider, brother-in-law Dietmar Schneider and grandson Jake Malecha. Due to the current pandemic a Memorial service will be held at a later date. For online condolences and further information, please visit

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