Mrs. Vincent {Anna Choutka} Pospisil

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Pospisil

Funeral services for Mrs. Vincent Pospisil were conducted Wednesday, June 27, 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Richard Baumer.  Mrs. Pospisil, 67, died Sunday evening, June 24 at a Norfolk hospital where she had been a patient a number of times following a heart attack about two years ago.  He last hospitalization was for only a few days.

Burial was in Iowa Valley Cemetery, west of Madison.  Pallbearers were Edward Choutka, Alvin Choutka, Adolph Dvorak, Jr., Emil Stedry, Joe Pospisil, Jr.,  and Eman Pospisil.  Honorary pallbearers were Mesdames Marie Brosh, Vlasta Brosh, Olga Kucera, Mary Storek, Mary Panek and Vlasta Whyte.

Anna Choutka Pospisil was born February 5, 1889, in Kalamazoo precinct, the daughter of Joseph and Rosalie Choutka.  She was married to Vincent Pospisil, April 27, 1909.  They located on a farm eleven miles west of Madison.  In 1945 they moved to Madison.

Mrs. Pospisil was baptized in the Presbyterian faith at the New Zion Presbyterian Church, Clarkson and later became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Madison.  She was a member and organizer of the western Bohemian Fraternal Association Lodge No. 50.

Mrs. Pospisil is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mabel) Podliska, Madison; Mrs. Adolph (Minnie) Podliska, Newman Grove; Mrs. Deane (Eileen) Severson, Norfolk.  Other survivors are the four sons, Emil of Meadow Grove; Clarence of Norfolk; Thomas of Newman Grove and Reuben of Madison; eighteen grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Dvorak and one brother, Fred Choutka.  Preceding her in death were a son, Irvin, in 1934; her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Ambroz and Mrs. Louisa Urzal; three brothers, Anton, Frank and Joe and several infant brothers and sisters.

Source:  The Madison Star, Thursday, June 28, 1956 on page 1.


Tom Panek

Hold Last Rites for Tom Panek

Funeral services for Thomas Panek, 83, retired Madison county farmer, were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Adrian Edgar of Norfolk conducting the final rites.  Mr. Panek died Saturday in the Lady of Lourdes hospital after being ill a few months.

Thomas Panek, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Panek, was born November 2, 1870 in Czechoslovakia.  He came to the United States with his parents at the age of 14.  As a young man, he started farming in the Kalamazoo and Emerick precincts and lived there until he moved to Madison nine years ago.  On June 6, 1903, he was united in marriage to Emilie Severin at Stanton.  To this union were born six sons and four daughters.

He helped organize the Z.C.B.J. Lodge No. 50, a western Bohemian fraternal organization, of which he was a member for the past 55 years.

He is survived by his wife, Emilie, his children, Mrs. Blanche Dahlsten, Newman Grove, Rudolph of Madison, William of Princeton, Ill., Ernest of Ohio, Ill., Leon of Madison, Mrs. Evelyn Seiler, Madison, Mrs. Loretta Housel, Lincoln, Aldrich of Oakland, Calif., one brother, Joseph of Madison, two  sisters, Mrs. Anna Kasik of Madison and Mrs. Theresa Dvorak of Brazile Mills, four grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Satchell and one son, Miles, who was killed in World War II.

Source: excerpts from The Madison Star, Thursday, August 12, 1954 on page 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Housel and daughter, Ruby of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. William Panek of Priceton, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Aldrick of Oakland Calif., were here to attend the funeral of their father, Thomas Panek.

Source: The Madison Star, Thursday, August 12, 1954 on page 1.