Obit: Lastofka, Anna (1875 - 1955)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Lastofka, Helm, Groth, Carl, Hackett, Rath, Harcey 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 21, 1955 

Lastofka, Anna (17 September 1875 - 18 April 1955) 

Mrs. John (Anna) Lastofka, age 79, 1208 Grand Ave., Neillsville, died early April 18, at the Memorial Hospital, where she had been admitted on Sunday, April 17. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 20, from the Georgas Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Harcey of the Congregational Church officiated.  Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.   

Mrs. Lastofka was born September 17, 1875, to John and Anna (Helm) Groth in Chicago. When a small girl she moved with her parents to Martin County, in southern Minnesota, where she received her education in the rural schools. She helped with the work on the farm of her parents.  She came to Clark County in 1897 and was married to John Lastofka on November 3 of that same year. After their marriage they started farming on 40 acres in the Town of York that Mr. Lastofka had homesteaded.  They cleared the land, built the buildings and developed a productive farm that was their home until 1918.  They retired from farming and moved to Neillsville.  Since the death of her husband, in April 1939, she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Carl and family.  She had been in failing health since 1951. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Grace) Carl, Neillsville, and Mrs. Herbert (Mildred) Hackett of Cedarburg, Wis.; one sister, Mrs. Dorothea Rath, Denver, Colo.; and six grandchildren. 

Deceased members are two sisters, three brothers and a daughter who died in infancy. 



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