Obit: Lastofka, Anna (1875 - 1955)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Lastofka, Helm, Groth, Carl, Hackett,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) April 21, 1955
Lastofka, Anna (17 September 1875 - 18 April
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
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
Deceased members are two sisters, three brothers and a daughter who died in infancy.
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