Alice A. Praska, age 91, of Protivin, IA, died Friday, August 2, 2019, at Accura HealthCare of Cresco.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jacob Rouse officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Protivin and will continue at the church for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Alice Agnes Komarek was born on February 18, 1928 to William and Agnes (Pecinovsky) Komarek. She married Roger Praska at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin on October 22, 1947. Alice said their marriage was “give and take” and they were happy. Together they worked hard farming and raising four children. They raised “A LOT” of chickens, other poultry, livestock, and crop farmed. Alice tended a large garden, freezing and canning her bounty. Alice was a true homemaker, hanging clothes on the line even in winter. She enjoyed baking cookies and of course, kolaches (cherry was her favorite). Her kolaches even won first place at the fair one year. Roger and Alice moved to town after farming. Alice worked at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco for 11 years as a cook. She had many fond memories of that time. Alice had a good life and stayed close to home.
Alice is survived by her four children Gene (Lori) Praska of Cresco, IA, Melvin (Carol) Praska of Cresco, IA, Betty (Bob) Brincks of New Hampton, IA, and Elmarie (Bob) Schilling of Waterloo, IA, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two sisters Edith Stika of Cresco, IA and Leona Gesing of Waukon, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roger in 1994, infant daughter Connie, and brother Leonard Komarek.
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