Obit: Zahorka, Helen (1886 - 1961)
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Surnames: Zahorka, Jardine, Gravel, Arquette, Preston, Bullick, Baesman, Birkholz, Below, Kleinstick, Carlson, Perkham, Dissmore, Brockhaus, Wilson, Lyman, Hedrich, Wepfer, Olson, Haderlein, Horaschek, Klinka, Krueger, Gotter, Ireland, Foote, Lager, Hanson, Quedlow

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/09/1961

Zahorka, Helen (6 Nov. 1886 - 2 Nov. 1961)

Mrs. John H. Zahorka died of a stroke at her home in Colby last Thursday at 9:10 P.M. at the age of 74. She had been in ill health the past nine years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield and burial was made in the Hillside cemetery. James Jardine officiated. The obiturary was read by Albert Gravel and the prayer was offered by Clarence Arquette. The scriptural reading at the cemetery was given by Charles Preston and the closing prayer was offered by Rey Bullick.

Pallbearers were Baesman, Alfred Birkholz, Dwight Below, Richard Kleinstick, Arvid Carlson and William Peckham.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dissmore, Eau Claire, accompanied by Mrs. Harold Brockhaus, sang "I Know in Whom I Have Believed," and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." Doris Wilson and Elaine Lyman assisted with the singing at the cemetery.

Helen Hedrich was born on November 6, 1886, in Calumet county and received her education there. In 1901, she moved to Dorchester where she married John H. Zahorka in 1904. They operated a farm in the town of Holton until 1931 when they moved to Horicon. They moved to Colby in 1937 and have lived here since that time.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Miss Irene E. Zahorka of Austria and Mrs. Norman Wepfer of Chicago, Ill.; two grand children and five great grand children.

Attending the services from out of town were John Zahorka, Colby; Miss Irene Wepfer, Austria; Mrs. Norma Wepfer, Miss Maurine Wepfer and Sister M. Liberta, Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Wepfer and family, Mrs. Frank Zahorka, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haderlein, Kenneth Haderlein, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Zahorka and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Horaschek and daughter Diane, Abbotsford, Wis.

Mrs. Rose Zahorka and Mrs. Al Klinka, Milwaukee; Joseph Zahorka and Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Zahorka and family, Rice Lake; Mrs. Christine Krueger and Mr. and Mrs. William Krueger and daughter Christine, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Gotter, C. F. ?ter and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ireland, Loyal; Mrs. William Foote and Arno Gotter, Garnton;

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lager and daughter, Jane, Madison; Mrs. John Hanson and Mrs. Peter Quedlow, Westboro; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Olson and family, Wisconsin Rapids; and numerous friends from Madison, Eau Claire, Wausau, Milwaukee, Evanston, Rhinelander, Rice Lake, Beaver Dam, Hudson, Wisconsin Dells, Menomonie, Park Falls, Appleton, Poynette and Chippewa Falls, Wis., Lee, Minn., and Chicago, Ill., and surrounding vicinities.



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