Obit: Votava, Albina (1897 - 1978)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Votava, Humpal, Dvorak, Behr, Risch, Roberts, Zugich, Aumann, Simon, Henseler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/01/1978

Votava, Albina (3 March 1897 – 26 May 1978)

Survived by two sons, five daughters, 37 grandchildren, Mrs. Albina Votava, 81, a former Neillsville are resident, was buried in Neillsville on Tuesday.

Mrs. Votava, who resided with a daughter in Plymouth since the death of her husband, James, in 1961, passed away at a Plymouth health care facility on May 26. She had been a patient for ten days.

The former Alvina Dvorak was born March 3, 1897, in Veseyville, N.D., the daughter of John and Anna Humpal. She also received her early education in that area. On September 30, 1918, she married James Votava at Veseyville. The couple lived there until 1937 when they moved to Wisconsin, settling on a farm south of Neillsville. Upon the death of her husband, she resided with a daugher and son-in-law, Harriet and Gilbert Behr, in Plymouth. Albina was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

She is survived by two sons, James of Owen and Vivian of Neillsville, five daughters, Mrs. Albert (Verna) Risch of Athens, Harriet of Plymouth, Mrs. Jack (Viviana) Roberts of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Virginia Zugich of Sturtevant and Mrs. Marvin (Anna Faye) Aumann of Neillsville, 37 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death, besides her husband, were seven brothers and four sisters.

A funeral Mass was held Monday evening from the Plymouth church, officiated by the Rev. Martin Simon. A Tuesday mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville with the Rev. Joseph Henseler officiating. Burial was made in the St. Mary’s Cemetery with a memorial established in her name.



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