Atkinson, Holt County, Nebraska
January 12, 1945
OBITUARY - MRS. FRANK MLINAR
Mrs. Frank MLINAR, 76, pioneer settler and nearly a life long resident of this vicinity, died Sunday evening at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. John SMITH, West of Atkinson. She had been in ill health for a long time, and was bedfast most of the
time for the past year or more.
Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday morning at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Atkinson, Burial was in St Joseph's
Cemetery. Six of Mrs. MLINAR'S nephews were pallbearers. They were Anton TASLER, C. J. PRUSSA, Harry MLINAR, Arthur PACHA,
and Edward COUFAL, all of Stuart and Charles MLINAR of Atkinson.
Mary COUFAL was born March 14, 1868 in Czecholovakia and came to America with her parents in 1876 and settled in Colfax
County, Nebr. They came to Holt County in the fall of 1880, about the time the town of Atkinson was founded, and Mary took
employment at the age of 12 as a maid and worked until she was married.
In 1886 she became the bride of Frank MLINAR and they settled on a homestead 11 miles southwest of Atkinson. They lived
in that neighborhood until they retired and moved to Atkinson 17 years ago. Mr. MLINAR died 14 years ago.
Mrs. MLINAR, because of ill health, had been living with her children the past 3 years of so, most of the time with her
youngest daughter, Mrs. Alex CLEARY, in Atkinson. She was the mother of 11 children, 2 of whom died in infancy.
Surviving are 5 sons and 4 daughters. They are Ralph of Stuart, John S. of Norfolk, Anthony of Columbus, Adolph of Atkinson,
Joseph J.r of Atkinson, Mrs. Mary J. LEWIS of Butte, Mrs. Frances SMITH of Atkinson, Mrs. Anna Carolyn "Cora" WISE of Omaha,
Mrs. Eleanora CLEARY of Atkinson. There are also 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Also mourning her death are a brother John COUFAL of Stuart, 2 sisters, Mrs. Anton PRUSSA of Stuart and Mrs. Millie KOZIOL
of Ashland, numerous other relatives and a great many friends and neighbors in the community where she lived nearly all of
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