Obit: Jacques, Clara K. (1916 - 2017)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Arts, Bader, Dvorak, Grand Pre, Jacques, Jenkins, Mataczynski, Pfalzgraf, Pothireddy, Sorensen, Sybers, Zimmer
----Source: The Ladysmith News (Ladysmith, WI) 11/07/2017
Jacques, Clara K. (Dvorak) (11 FEB 1916 - 2 NOV 2017)
Clara K. Jacques, 101, of Ladysmith, died on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Ladysmith Care & Rehab.
Clara was born on Feb. 11, 1916, in Tony, to James and Johanna “Annie” (Sybers) Dvorak. She married William J. Jacques, Sr. at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church in Tony on Nov. 9, 1943. They were married for 45 years.
Clara attended Oak Grove Grade School and Tony High School. She was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing in Evanston, Ill.
She nursed at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill., Enid General Hospital in Enid, Okla. and St. Mary’s Hospital and Rusk County Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home, both in Ladysmith.
She did general staff nursing at RCMH and 15 years of night supervision, retiring in May 1976 after 35 years of nursing.
Clara spent a lot of time caring for sick relatives and friends. She enjoyed baking cookies, making donuts and her famous lemon meringue pie.
She was a lifetime member of the Secular Servites and American Legion Auxiliary. She was very active in both groups. She also was a member of TRIAD and the Singing Seniors.
She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith.
She will be remembered for her handmade poppy posters for the American Legion.
Clara is survived by her son, William (Colleen) Jacques, Jr. of Lakeview, Minn.; her daughters Mary Ann Bader of Phillips, Bonnie (Lloyd “Pat”) Jenkins of Grand Rapids, Minn. and Sharon Pfalzgraf of Shakopee, Minn; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her nieces and nephews and her sister, Kathleen Mataczynski.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, who passed away on Oct. 19, 1988; her parents; her infant brother, Anton (Tony) Dvorak; her sisters, Rose (George) Grand Pre, Delia (Eugene) Zimmer and Genevieve (Laurence) Arts; and her brother-in-law Stanley Mataczynski.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ladysmith with Fr. Inna Pothireddy and Deacon Doug Sorensen officiating.
Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Ladysmith.
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