Beatrice Havlik

beatrice havlik
Beatrice Havlik, age 99, of Elma, Iowa died Sunday, June 19, 2011 at her home in rural Elma. Bea was born on January 3, 1912 along with her twin sister Beata, to Frank and Emma (Navratil) Praska. Bea attended rural and parochial schools and was united in marriage to Adolph Havlik, Sr. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on October 20, 1931. To this union were born four children, Bea Marr, Dr. Frank A. Havlik, Adolph, Jr. and Clem. Bea was a housewife, mother and farm helper throughout her lifetime. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church her entire life. Bea will be remembered as kind, generous, and a hard worker who was eternally concerned about her family and one who believed in education. Bea loved gardening, cooking and crocheting until poor sight took that luxury from her. Bea’s exemplary prayer life was most important to her throughout her lifetime and consumed the greater part of her days the past several years. Bea is survived by her daughter, Bea Marr of Riceville, IA; sons, Adolph, Jr. of Ionia, IA and Clem (Jan) of Cedar Falls, IA; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one step-great-great-great-grandchild along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph, Sr. on January 3, 1987; her son, Dr. Frank on June 4, 1967; daughter-in-law, Joan Havlik on June 2, 2007 and son-in-law, Robert Marr on July 29, 2010; her siblings Joseph Praska, Emma Clynch and, twin sister, Beata Kubik and one great-grandchild, Destiny Havlik. Memorials: Memoirals may be directed to Bea's family. Cemetery: Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery at Lourdes following the mass. Visitation: Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 with a 7:30pm Rosary at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, Iowa. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, IA with Msgr. Walter Brunkan celebrating.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Clem and family – I want to give you my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mother. What a beautiful tribute given to her. I remember her as a quiet, hard working woman. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Junior,
    We send you our sympathy on your Mother’s death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Clem, Jan and family,
    Our sympathy and prayers for you and your family.

    George and Mary Jane

  4. Our sympathy goes to the family of Beatrice, she was a lovely lady…and a joy. She…always had a smile….!!
    Keith & Avis Roethler..

  5. Clem,
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our condolences to you and your family. God bless as you continue lifes journey without her.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Beatrice. Seems like she lived a full life. We are sure your family has many wonderful memories of her. At times like this the Bible comforts me so much. Jesus said in John 5:28&29 there would come a time when those in the memorial tombs would hear his voice and come out. This would also be at a time when Revelation 21:3&4 says there will be no more tears, pain or death. This would all happen when God’s Kingdom comes, the same kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for in the Lord’s Prayer. What a wonderful prospect for Beatrice and all those in the memorial tombs now. We express our deepest sympathy. We hope you find comfort in this time of loss.

  7. I’m sorry to hear about Bea’s passing. We had a nice, but brief, visits whenever I would drop off the meals from Colonial Manor. Thank you for the flowers follwoing her funeral – the residents, families and staff enjoyed them.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle