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Antone Vanicek 1890-1947


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Date: 7/30/2021 at 08:04:17

3 April 1947 - The Anamosa Journal

OXFORD JUNCTION - Funeral service was held last Thursday afternoon in the Hayden Funeral home for Antone Vanicek, 57, who died the previous Monday.

Rev. F. J. Mittler, Clarence, gave the prayer and the address was by T. Hlubucek of the Cedar Rapids Z.C.B.J. lodge. Committment services at the grave were in charge of the local Bohemian lodge and Zealous lodge A.F. & A.M., Oxford Junction.

During the service Bohemian hymns were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Kolarik, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Frank Kulhavy. Floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. Ed Clausen and Mrs. Joe Shimanek. Pallbearers were John Burda, Fred Burda, Delbert Burda, Otto Koranda, Frank Koranda and George Vacek. Burial was in Mayflower cemetery.

Antone Vanicek, died in University hospital, Iowa City, where he had been taken the day before. He had been seriously ill for the past month with heart trouble.

He was born in Czechoslovakia, January 3, 1890, and came to the United States and to Oxford Junction when a young man. He was married to M. Elizabeth Wasoba, Oxford Junction, December 30, 1919. Couple farmed three miles east of Oxford Junction.

Mr. Vanicek was a past president of the local Z.C.B.J. Bohemia lodge, and an active worker in the organization. He also was a member of the local Masonic lodge.

He is survived by his wife: one daughter, Mrs. Gordan Flynn, Iowa City; two sons, John and Anton at home, and a brother Charles, Traer. His mother and three brothers Joseph, Frank and James, live in Czechoslovakia. He was preceded in death by his father, two sisters and one son.


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