Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska
March 13, 1970
RITES HELD FOR JOHN S. MLINAR, 80
Funeral services for John S. MLINAR, 80, a native of Atkinson, were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sat., March 7.
Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Mr. MLINAR died Thursday, March 5 at the Atkinson Memorial Hospital.
Pallbearers were all nephews, Frank MLINAR of North Platte; Harold MLINAR, Robert MLINAR, Raymond MLINAR, all of O'Neill;
Kenneth MLINAR of Stuart and Tom CLEARY of Omaha.
John Stephen MLINAR was born at Atkinson, Dec. 28, 1889, the son of Frank J. and Mary Ann (COUFAL) MLINAR.
He married Vernica A. HORTON at St. Joseph's Church in Atkinson on Nov. 5, 1913. they have two children, Mrs. Clarence
(Geneive) KNIGHT of Columbus and Raymond John MLINAR of Verdigree and 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
Mr. and Mrs. MLINAR farmed near Atkinson for several years and then moved to Creston, Nebr. where they operated a
telephone Exchange until the dial system was installed. They then moved to Norfolk where he was employed by Nash FINCH,
and was shipping clerk at Montgomery Wards until he retired. They moved back to Atkinson in 1960.
Mr. MLINAR was active in sports and enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was appointed an Admiral in the Great
Mythical Navy of Nebr. for his work with little league baseball and girl's pug ball. He was also active in the Community
club and volunteer fire department while living in Creston.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ralph of Stuart and Anthony of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren and by two brothers, Adolph MLINAR of Stuart and Joe MLINAR of
Atkinson, and by four sisters, Mary (Mrs. Chas. LEWIS) of Butte; Frances (Mrs. John SMITH) of Omaha; Cora (Mrs. Arthur
WISE) of Omaha and Ella (Mrs. Alex CLEARY) of Atkinson.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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