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Magdalena (Maggie) Cmiel, age 81 of St. Michael, MN, formerly of Roseville, MN, passed away March 10, 2023. She was born on December 31, 1941 in Apatin, Yugoslavia and immigrated to the US in 1950.

Maggie enjoyed crocheting, playing cards with her friends, reading mystery novels, and painting watercolors. She also loved cooking and baking for her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Maggie is preceded in death by her mother, Rosina Baltus; father, Franz Baltus Sr; brother, Frank Baltus; sister-in-law, Treska; sister, Anne Baltus; and niece, Uli Baltus.

She is survived by her adoring husband of 60 years, John Cmiel; sons, Christopher (Barbara) of Plymouth, Greg (Sally) of Minneapolis, Peter (Angel) of Corcoran; grandchildren, Jeremy, Christina (Patrick), Selena, Joseph, Max, Frankie, Kira, Melia; and niece, Linda Baltus of Houston, Texas.

Maggie was dearly loved and will be missed.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Michael Catholic Church (11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE, St. Michael, MN).

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

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  1. Lauren & Nancy Drevlow

    We were so very sorry to learn of Maggie’s passing. As neighbors we grew to love both John and Maggie. We are in Arizona and will be unable to attend the service for her but our hearts will be there with you.
    May Maggie rest in peace and May John and the family find peace as well.


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