Obit: Lastofka, Clara (1896 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Lastofka, Wendt, Laffe, Michel, Neville, Hatton, Kessler, Blackman, Severson, Prochazka, Schiller, Pierce, Dahlke, Rangel, Hughes, Ghent, Lentz,

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/05/1967

Lastofka, Clara (15 May 1896 - 27 September 1967)

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Alma Center for Mrs. Clara Lastofka, 71, formerly of Neillsville, who died here September 27. Burial was made in the East Lawn Cemetery at Alma Center.

Mrs. Lastofka, the former Clara Wendt, was born may 15, 1896, in Cataract, the daughter of the late Fred and Mary Wendt. She attended Neillsville elementary and high school. She did clerical work in Neillsville before her marriage on December 31, 1919, to George Lastofka. Following their marriage they farmed south of Neillsville. They also lived near Chili and Rib Lake.

For several years they operated a hotel in Humbird. For 25 years, Mrs. Lastofka resided in Minneapolis, Minn., where she was a dietitian at the Veterans Hospital. For the last three years she had lived in Alma Center.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Shellon (Alice) Laffe of Montezuma, Ia., and Mrs. Francis (Rose) Michel of rural Alma Center; two sisters Mrs. Anna Neville of Neillsville and her twin, Mrs. Evan (Laura) Hatton of Greenwood; and by seven grandchildren.

People attending the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Wendt and family, Mrs. Frederick Wendt, Miss Eva Wendt, Mrs. Anna Neville, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kessler, Mrs. Nina Blackman, Mrs. Lillian Severson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Prochazka, Mrs. Rose Schiller, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pierce, William R. Neville, Sr., and Mrs. William Neville, Jr., all of Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Emma Dahlke of Edgar; Mr. and Mrs. Augie Rangel of St. Paul, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Leo Neville and family of Madison; Mrs. Anna Hughes and Jim Hughes of Cataract; and Adolph Ghent of Melrose.

From Greenwood were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Lentz, Mr. and Mrs. Evan Hatton and Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hatton.



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