Obit: Dvorak, Mary (1849 - 1944)

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Surnames: Dvorak, Foote, Biegler, Mendlik, Kutchera

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 13 Jan. 1944

Dvorak, Mary (26 Jan. 1849 - 3 Jan. 1944)

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Dvorak, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Foote, town of Pine Valley, January 3, were held Friday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. J. A. Biegler was the officiating pastor. Burial took place at Muscoda.

Mrs. Dvorak had been in failing health for several years, and for the past few years had been totally blind. Her death was attributed to old age complications.

She was the daughter of Rudolph and Mary Mendlik and was born in Bohemia January 26, 1849. Had she lived until January 26, she would have been 95 years of age. At the age of 19, she came to the United States, making her home at Muscoda, Wis., where in 1868; she was married to John Kutchera. To this union five children were born, all of whom survive their mother. Mr. Kutchera passed away in 1897. In 1900 she was married to John Dvorak, who died in 1913.

In 1901, the family came to Clark County, where she has since resided, with the exception of a short period spent in La Crosse. She lived in Neillsville 26 years, and the past four years with her daughter, Mrs. Foote. All of her brothers and sisters preceded her in death, three of her sisters having lived to advanced ages.

The deceased is survived by her five children: John, of Black River Falls; Alfred of Trempealeau; Edward and Otto of Neillsville; and Marie, Mrs. Oscar Foote, Neillsville. There are 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were three sons: John, Otto and Alfred Kutchera and three grandsons, John Kutchera, Jr., Glenn Kutchera and Charles Foote. Arrangements were in charge of the Schiller-Terhune funeral home.



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