Miscellaneous Chickasaw County, Iowa Obituaries

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Merle Haack
Merle Haack, 78, of New Hampton, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester after a short illness. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 4 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton with Reverend Carl Schmitt officiating. 
Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Elba, MN with Darrel Preble, Jason Haack, Paul Haack, Eric Senica, Cory Haack, Ryan Senica, and Chris Haack serving as casket bearers. 
Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Friday at Conway Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there will be a 5 pm rosary and 7 pm scripture service.  Friends may also call an hour prior to services at the church.

Clara “Barney” Carney
Clara “Barney” Carney, 78, of New Hampton, died Monday, July 30, 2001 at the New Hampton Care Center of natural causes. 
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 2 at Williamstown United Methodist Church. 
Burial will be in the New Hampton Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday at Conway Funeral Home in New Hampton, and also an hour prior to services at the church.

James Mahoney
James Mahoney, 74, of Nashua, died Monday, July 30, 2001 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton of an apparent heart attack.
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia with Reverend John Hemann officiating. 
Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at the church, where there will be a 5 pm rosary and 7 pm scripture service.  Friends may also call an hour prior to services.

Naomi Cowles
Naomi Cowles, 97, of Tampa, FL formerly of New Hampton, died November 14, 2000 in Tampa, FL after a short illness. 
A Memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, August 2, 2001 at the United Methodist Church in New Hampton. 
A private family inurnment will take place in the New Hampton Cemetery. 
Ruth Naomi Cowles was born June 13, 1903 in New Hampton, the daughter of Elmer James & Clara (Whirry) Bliss.  She graduated from New Hampton High School in 1921 and continued her education at the University of Northern Iowa and Fayette University.  She taught for three years in the rural schools of Chickasaw county and five years at Alta Vista Public School.  On June 3, 1924 she was united in marriage to Arnold W. Drape.  The marriage ended in divorce and on June 26, 1946 she married Arthur W. Cowles at Hampton, IA.  He preceded her in death in November of the same year (1946).  She was employed by the New Hampton Newspaper from 1936 to 1942 when she became Chickasaw County Auditor, serving in that position from 1942 to 1948.  During that period, she was secretary of the Iowa State Auditor’s Association fro one year.  In 1949, she was appointed secretary to the Board of Education and the secretary to the superintendent for New Hampton Community Schools, a position she held for 21 years.  In 1970, Naomi retired and moved to Syracuse, NY to be near her some and family.  She returned to New Hampton in 1972 due to the illness of her sister, attorney Evelyn B. Wilkins and assisted in her law office.  Following the death of her sister in 1979, she was employed at the New Hampton Newspapers until her retirement in 1981.  She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in New Hampton, where she had the distinction of having the longest membership, dating from 1910.  She was a 50 year member of the Methodist Choir, a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a 50 year member of the Home Study Circle, a department of the Women’s Federated Club.
She is survived by her son, Arnold (Bill) Drape, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Marian Brand and Evelyn Wilkins.

Mary Bouska
Mary Bouska, age 91, died Saturday, July 21, 2001 at the Cresco Care Center in Cresco, Iowa where she has lived since July 31, 2000.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at the Assumption Worship Center with burial in Calvary Cemetery, both at Cresco, IA.
Rev. Henry W. Charipar will preside and Mary Tremmel will accompany Cathy Bouska who will sing, "How Great Thou Art", "Amazing Grace", "Just a Closer Walk With Thee", and "In The Garden". Casket and Honorary Bearers will be the grandchildren that will be able to make services. Reader will be Mary Lee Hill, gifts will be carried by Mark Bouska, Kacee Harris and Angie Bouska. Roger Harris will serve as Eucharistic Minister and Altar servers will be Garrett and Austin Hill.
Mary Rose Bouska was born in Howard County, between Protivin and Schley, Iowa, on September 16, 1909, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Panoch) Samec. She attended school in Protivin and returned home to help on the farm.
On April 12, 1926, she was united in marriage to Alfred G. Bouska in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, Iowa. They made their home on various farms in the Schley area until 1941 when they moved to a farm near Granger, MN. In the 1950's they moved into Cresco and Mary started working in the local hardware stores. Prior to retirement, she worked for Frank Church in his shop.
Mary liked gardening and canning of the produce she raised. She was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church, its Rosary Society and helped on many projects, such as sewing and the church dinners. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children: Edward of Dunkerton, IA, Alfred of Prior Lake, MN, and Angeline Harris of Carroll, IA, sixteen grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alfred on November 30, 1993, three sisters: Victoria Berka, Emma Soukup, Rose Webster; six brothers: Alois, Joseph, Frank, Edward, Charles and James Samec.

Angela Hyke
Angela Hyke, age 25, died July 2001.
Angela Dynette Hyke was born in Cresco, Iowa, on December 31, 1975. She attended Notre Dame Elementary School and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1994.
Angela taught CCD and was involved in the Notre Dame Parish-Assumption Worship Center. She was a creative person who enjoyed doing crafts and gave them as gifts. She liked the outdoors, canoeing, and animals. Angela had a great personality and friendly smile. She kept busy doing more things than she had time to do and somehow still made it look like fun. She was employed as a clerk at a grocery store.
She is survived by her parents: Francis and Audrey Hyke of Cresco, IA and Sharee Melver of Lime Springs, IA; three half-brothers: Joshua Lee Melver of Lime Springs, IA, Daniel Francis Hyke and David Glen Hyke, both of Cresco, IA.; one half-sister: Jennifer Lynn Hyke of Cresco, IA.; two step-brothers: Jeremiah and Jason Bouska both of Cresco, IA; three step-sisters: Ralia Bouska and her husband Jason Roland of Jacksonville, NC, Stephanie Bouska of Sumner, IA, and Kristen Earles and husband Brandon of Harmony, MN; maternal grandfather: George Melver of Cresco, IA; paternal grandmother: Agnes McGee of Cresco, IA; and paternal greatgrandmother: Lillian Stepan of Cresco, IA.
She is preceded in death by two sisters Tina Marie Hyke and Megan Mina Hyke, both in infancy; paternal grandfather: Glenn Hyke; maternal grandmother: Frances Melver; and paternal step-grandfather Gerald McGee.

Ashley Lucas
Ashley Lucas, age 8, died July 2001.
Ashley Nichole Lucas was born April 12, 1993 in Cresco, Iowa, the daughter of Bert Lucas and Angela Hyke.
Ashley was attending Notre Dame Elementary School and would have been in the third grade in the fall. Ashley liked to ride her bicycle, a proven fact by the band-aids she wore on her knees. She was very creative and did projects with her mother for everyone.
She is survived by her father, Bert Lucas of Cresco, IA; her grandparents: Rose Lucas of Cresco, IA, Francis and Audrey Hyke of Cresco, IA, and Sharee Melver of Lime Springs, IA; paternal greatgrandmother: Ellen Stevens of Cresco; maternal greatgrandfather: George Melver of Cresco, IA.; maternal greatgrandmother: Agnes McGee of Cresco, maternal great greatgrandmother: Lillian Stepan of Cresco; uncles: Al Lucas of Cresco, IA, Joshua Lee Melver of Lime Springs, IA., Daniel Francis Hyke, David Glen Hyke, Jeremiah Bouska and Jason Bouska all of Cresco, IA; aunts: Jennifer Lynn Hyke of Cresco, IA., Ralia Bouska and her husband Jason Roland of Jacksonville, NC, Stephanie Bouska of Sumner, IA, and Kristen Earles and her husband Brandon of Harmony, MN; two best friends: Jessica Dehning and Jenna Flaskerud.
She is preceded in death by paternal grandfather William Lucas, maternal greatgrandfather: Glen Hyke; maternal greatgrandmother: Frances Melver; maternal greatstep-grandfather: Gerald McGee and two aunts: Tina Marie Hyke and Megan Mina Hyke.

Lillian C. Gutenkauf
Lillian C. Gutenkauf, 87, of New Hampton, died Saturday, July 14, 2001 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton of natural causes. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, July 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton with Reverend John Barnes officiating.  Sr. Lorraine Loecher will be the organist and will accompany, the cantor Rose Baltes and the St. Joseph Resurrection Choir singing “How Great Thou Art,” “Be Not Afraid,” “On Eagles Wings,” & “Amazing Grace.”  Lectors will be Robyn Dietz and Lori Knebel.  Gift bearers will be Colleen, Terri, Cathy, and Elisabeth Rosonke.  John & Mary Rosonke will be Eucharistic ministers and will place the pall.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in New Hampton with Mike Rosonke, Paul Rosonke, Keith Rosonke, Steve Dietz, Craig Knebel, & Jacob Rosonke serving as casket bearers.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 pm Monday at Conway Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there will be a 5 pm Rosary and 7:30 pm Scripture service.  Visitation will also be an hour prior to services at the church.
Lillian C. Gutenkauf was born January 25, 1914 at Oelwein, IA, the daughter of Claude & Arlington (Powell) Cole.  She graduated from Oelwein High School.  After her schooling, Lillian worked for City Laundry in Oelwein.  On October 16, 1937 she was united in marriage to Harold Gutenkauf at Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein.  After their marriage Harold spent two years in the service.  After her husband returned from the service the couple moved to West Union, before moving New Hampton in 1949.  The couple owned and operated an egg candling operation in New Hampton.  Years later the couple managed the Legion and Lillian helped her husband bartending.  She was a 5 star (50) year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Oelwein, St. Joseph Church and the rosary society.
She is survived by:
1 daughter-Mary (John) Rosonke of New Hampton
5 grandchildren
8 great grandchildren
a half sister-Mary Evelyn Trotter of Oelwein
a sister-in-law Elaine Cole of Missouri
 She was preceded in death by her:
parents
husband Harold (1980)
3 brothers-Claude Jr. during WWII
Dale Cole
Jamie-in infancy

Lois Roes
Lois Roes, 64, of Ionia, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN after a short illness. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, July 16 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia with Msgr. Stanley Hayek officiating. 
Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Friends may call from 3 to 8 pm Sunday at Conway Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there will be a 4 pm Rosary & 7 pm Scripture service.  Friends may also call an hour prior to services at the church. 
Lois Jean Roes was born September 23, 1936, at Ionia, the daughter of Leo & Mary (Brown) Testroet.  She graduated from St. Boniface Catholic School in Ionia.  After her schooling she worked in Milwaukee, WI and was a bank teller in Nashua and Ionia.  She also worked as a grocery clerk.   She was united in marriage to Lawrence Roes on April 4, 1964 in Hemingford, NE.  After their marriage the couple resided in Nebraska for a short time before moving back to Ionia, where they were currently residing.  She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, where she sang in the choir for nearly 50 years.  She enjoyed quilting, cross-word puzzles, games, and visiting with family and friends. 
She is survived by her: 
husband-Lawrence of Ionia 
2 sons-Tom of Nevada 
-Dan (Jody) of Onalaska, WI 
2 grandchildren-Trevor & Collin 
2 sisters-Norita Clark of Charles City 
 -Janice (Jack) Smith of Ankeny 
3 brothers-Vincent (Alice) Testroet of Hales Corners, WI 
 -Thomas (LaVonne) Testroet of Chicago, IL 
 -Jim Testroet of Ionia 
many nieces and nephews 
She was preceded in death by her: 
parents 
2 brothers-Hubert Testroet 
 -Leon Testroet 
1 sister-Mary Eickenberry 
4 sisters-in-law-Madonna (Jenn) Testroet 
 -Betty (Strong) Testroet 
 -Jane (Cleveland) Testroet 
 -Alice (Rigatti) Testroet 

Evelyn Zipse
Evelyn Zipse, 83, of New Hampton, died Sunday, July 08, 2001 at her home in New Hampton of natural causes. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, July 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Reverend David Bergstrom & Reverend Kevin Frey officiating.  Edith Kolthoff will be organist and will accompany those in attendance singing “Faith Of Our Fathers,” “My Faith Looks Up To Thee,” “Jesus Still Lead On,” & “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” 
Burial will be in the New Hampton Cemetery with Jerry Zipse, John Sheehy, Jim Zipse, Rick Schnoebelen, Rick Drewelow, Joe Rochford, and Randy Zipse serving as casket bearers. 
Friends may call from 3 to 8 pm Tuesday at Conway Funeral Home in New Hampton and also an hour prior to services at the church. 
Evelyn Hannah Zipse was born December 4, 1917, near Boyd, IA, the daughter of Albert Carl & Martha (Boeckmann) Drewelow.  She attended the Boyd School.  After her schooling Evelyn helped area families with their housekeeping and cooking.  On May 14, 1940 she was united in marriage to Fay Zipse at the Boyd Church.  After their marriage the couple lived in New Hampton for a couple of years before moving to a farm northeast of New Hampton where they farmed until retirement.  The couple remained on the farm after retirement.  Fay died in 1979.  In 1982, Evelyn moved to New Hampton.  Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed going to the Senior Center, music, dancing, fishing, flowers, and birds. 
She is survived by:
2 sons-Dennis (Marge) Zipse of New Hampton 
-Merlyn (Jeanne) Zipse of New Hampton 
2 daughters-Sue North of Nevada, Ia 
-Julie (Bruce) Keller of Lakewood, CO 
11 grandchildren-Randy Zipse of Ashland, MA 
-Brenda Schnoebelen of New Hampton 
-Jim Zipse of Mantorville, MN 
-Amy Zipse of Cedar Falls 
-Lori Sheehy of Mosinee, WI 
-Jerry Zipse of Fredericka 
-Heather Freidhof of Waverly 
-Malissa Freidhof of Ames 
Jennifer Keller of Lakewood, CO 
Bethany Keller of Lakewood, CO 
Sarah Keller of Lakewood, CO 
8 great grandchildren 
1 sister-in-law-Geneva Drewelow of Ionia 
2 nephews 
She was preceded in death by her parents 
husband-Fay (1979) 
1 brother-Gerald Drewelow 
2 sisters-Lillian Rochford 
-Caroline in infancy

Mathias (Matt) Joseph Palmersheim
February 9, 1910 - July 3, 2001
Mathias (Matt) Joseph Palmersheim died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Colonial Manor Care Center in Elma after a short illness. 
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma with burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3 to 8 PM Friday at Conway Funeral Home in Elma with a 4 PM rosary and a 7 PM scripture service.  Visitation also for an hour before the funeral at the funeral home.
Matt was born Feb 9, 1910, in rural Howard County, the son of John S. and Ella (Biwer) Palmersheim.  He attended rural schools, St Bernard’s Catholic School in Alta Vista, and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Elma. 
He married Dolores E. McGrane on Apr 22, 1937 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma.  Following their marriage, Matt and Dolores lived north of Jerico and farmed with his parents.  He was secretary of the Jerico Creamery for some time.  They farmed in the Alta Vista and Elma areas until their retirement in 1975 when they moved to Elma.  Matt then worked for Ludwig Plumbing and Heating for several years.  Matt was the Sacristan at Immaculate Conception Church for many years.  He was also a Eucharistic Minister and frequently conducted daily prayer services on days when no Mass was held. 
He is survived by his wife, Dolores; five sons, Robert (Karen) of Lawler; Kenneth (Penny) of Lakeville, MN; Francis (Carol) of Sioux City; Patrick (Cindy) of Elma; Richard of Palm Desert, CA; and a sister Anna Chambers of Federal Way, WA.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother Joe, two grandsons and a great grandson.

Mae Gaffney
Mae Gaffney, 87, of New Hampton, died Sunday, June 17, 2001 at the New Hampton Care Center in New Hampton of natural causes. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, June 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Hampton with Reverend Carl Schmitt officiating. 
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, also in New Hampton with Richard Schmidt, Steven Schmidt  Greg Till, Brad Till, Mike Mitchell, and Paul Johnson serving as casket bearers. 
Friends may call from 3 to 8 pm Tuesday at Conway Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there will be a 4:00 pm combined CD of A & Rosary Society Rosary & 7:30 pm Scripture service.  Visitation will also be an hour prior to services at the church. 
Mae Elizabeth Gaffney was born January 11, 1914, at New Hampton, the daughter of Joseph & Amy (Fulcher) Lensing.  She attended school in New Hampton at St. Joseph Catholic School and also New Hampton High School.  After her schooling, she was united in marriage to Alfred “Bud” Gaffney on Sept 2, 1930 in New Hampton.  After their marriage the couple resided in New Hampton, where they lived all of their married life.  Mae worked for Ferkins Super Valu, and was a cook at Holly’s Café.  She also worked as school cook at St. Joseph Catholic School for 18 years, retiring in 1978.  After her retirement she enjoyed going to the Senior Center, playing cards, reading, and needlepoint.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the rosary society there.  She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Joan of Arc No. 388. 
Mae is survived by: 
3 daughters-Dorothy Schmidt of New Hampton 
-Dolores Till of Clear Lake 
-Ruth (Jack) Lauver of Linn, TX 
1 son- Jim (Marlene) Gaffney of Hiawatha 
2 son-in-laws-Paul Johnson of New Hampton 
 -Jim Mitchell of Fredericksburg 
19 grandchildren 
33 great grandchildren 
8 great great grandchildren 
She was preceded in death by her: 
parents 
husband-Alfred “Bud” November 6, 1983 
1 son-Donald in infancy 
2 daughters-Eileen Johnson 
Nancy Mitchell 
4 brothers-Virgil, James, Bob and Dewey Lensing 
1 sister-Loretta Campbell 

Rev. Michael C. Fitzgerald
Rev. Michael C. Fitzgerald, 50, of the Archdiocese of Dubuque died Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at OSF St. Anthony’s Hospital, Rockford, IL as the result of a motor vehicle accident 14 miles West of Freeport, IL.
Friends called from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2001 at the Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada, IA.  Family was present after 5:00 p.m.  An Irish wake was continued at the American Legion Hall in Nevada.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Nevada.  Presiding at the Mass of Christian Burial was Most Rev. Jerome G. Hanus, O.S.B, Archbishop of Dubuque.  The homilist was Rev. Dennis Cahill.  Concelebrating were Reverends Ardel Barta, Dick Funke, Leon Connolly, Jerry Kopacek, Justin Kane, Joe O’Brien, David Wheeler, Jim Hayes, Michael McMillen, S.C.J., Jon Seda, John Herzog and Carl Ries.  A private burial was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2001, in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Nevada, Iowa.
Michael was born November 13, 1950, in Ames, Iowa the second son of Robert Charles and Pauline Wagner Fitzgerald.  He attended Nevada High School and graduated with the Class of 1969.  He earned an Associates Degree at Ellsworth Community College and continued his education at Conception Seminary, Conception, MO, and St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN.  He was ordained May 27, 1978 at his home parish, St. Patrick’s, Nevada, IA, by Archbishop James J. Byrne.  After temporary duties at St. Joseph Parish, Dubuque and Immaculate Conception, Cedar Rapids, his first assignment was as associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, where he also served on the faculty of Beckman High School.  In 1984 he was appointed to St. Patrick’s, Cedar Falls and St. Mary’s, Dike, while also serving on the faculty of Columbus High School, Waterloo.  He was named associate pastor of Pius X, Cedar Rapids, in 1987.  He was named pastor at Assumption, Cresco and St. Bridgette’s, Bluffton in 1989.  In 1996 he was also named pastor at St. Joseph’s Cresco and administrator of St. Agnes, Plymouth Rock.  He was instrumental in combining the parishes in Cresco into Notre Dame.  In 1997 he was appointed pastor of St. Joseph’s, Marion and St. Isador’s, Springville.  In 1999 he began serving in Sacramental Services at the Iowa State Reformatory, Anamosa.
Survivors include his mother, Pauline Wagner Fitzgerald of Nevada, IA, 4 brothers: James and Kathleen of Aurora, IL, Philip and Mary Jo of Muscatine, IA, John and Sandra, and Patrick Fitzgerald, both of Nevada, IA; 2 sisters: Rebecca and David Burdess of Colfax, IA and Janese Kline of Nevada, IA.  9 nephews and nieces, Scott and Anne Marie Fitzerald, Jodi Fitzgerald, Jeremy and Jackie Burdess, Robert Burdess, Jennifer and Eric Peterson, Daniel Fitzgerald and his fiancé, Tricia Frick, Kathleen Fitzgerald, Ryan Fitzgerald and Jeff Fitzgerald.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Fitzgerald and a nephew, James Eric Fitzgerald.

Frank A. Vsetecka
Frank A. Vsetecka, age 81, of Lawler, IA, died at his home on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 of congestive heart failure.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, with burial in the Holy Trinity Cemetery. Rev. John Moser will officiate, with the Conway Funeral Home assisting with arrangements. Visitation will be held from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. Friday at the Conway Funeral Home in New Hampton, and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. There will be a Scripture Service at 5 P.M. on Friday. Casket Bearers will be Quentin Vsetecka, James Vsetecka, Joe Vsetecka, Gary Gorman, Gene Winter, and Roger Dreckman. Lector will be: Jerry Winter; gift bearers will be Angie Ewalt and Michael Vsetecka; Cross bearer will be: Greg Meirick, and mass servers Eric Pecinovsky and Ryan Pecinovsky. Grandchildren: Jamie Vsetecka, Ashley Vsetecka, Danny Fuller, Jason Howe, Eric and Ryan Vsetecka will place the pall on the casket. Verda Mikota will play the organ and accompany Harlan Mikota and Colleen Busta who provide the singing.
Frank was born May 1, 1920 in Spillville, Iowa, the son of Frank and Stella (Klima) Vsetecka. He attended the rural school and also St. Wenceslaus School in Spillville.
On April 15, 1947, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Sabelka at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Jerico, IA. The couple farmed near Jerico and retired from farming in 1981. They have continued to live on their farm until the present time.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis and seven children: Larry of Frederika, IA, Diane (Denny) Howe of Mason City, IA, Leon (Barb) of Ft. Atkinson, IA, Karen (Steve) Maricle of Shell Rock, IA, Keith, Rick and Dave (Robyn) Vsetecka of rural Lawler, IA; 14 grandchildren, one great granddaughter; two brothers: Ray (Delores) of Cresco, IA, and Alvin (Patricia) of Lawler, IA; two sisters: Marcella and Gertrude Vsetecka, both of Decorah, IA; three sister-in-laws: Mary Lou Winter of Lawler, IA, Wilma Vsetecka and Edith Loberg, both of Cresco, IA.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a granddaughter Jean Ann Fuller, daughter-in-law Carleen Vsetecka, three brothers: James, Cletus and an infant brother, Marcelline; two sisters: Margaret Panos and Elsie Chihak; two brother-in-laws, Melvin Winter and Leonard Chihak.
Memorials may be directed to the family.


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