Gina Marie Nowak

WASECA – Funeral services for Gina Marie Nowak, 51, of ELM Homes in Waseca will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca, with Rev. Greg Leif officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont.

Gina died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Owatonna Hospital. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Dennis Funeral and Cremation Services of Waseca will be handling the arrangements.

She was born Oct. 31, 1961, in Blue Earth. Gina was a twin and one of five children born to Paul and Marion (Antonson) Nowak. From 6 months of age to age 8, Gina was cared for at the Julia Billart Home; from age 8 to 12 she lived at the Faribault Regional Treatment Center; from age 12 to age 32 she lived at MVSAC in St. Peter; and from 32 to age 41 she was a resident of REM in Albert Lea. Finally, in 2002, she moved to ELM Homes in Waseca. In the time since then, Gina has worked at Jobs Plus in Waseca. Gina loved listening to music, especially “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” and receiving head massages. She was a great friend to the ELM Homes residents she lived with and she touched countless lives. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her staff and friends in the community.

Gina is survived by her mother; her siblings; and her friends at ELM Homes and Jobs Plus in Waseca.