Doris Helene Haskovec
August 13, 1933 ~ November 29, 2016
Doris H. Haskovec, age 83, of Alta Vista, IA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Alta Vista, IA with Father Mark Murphy celebrating. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Saturday. Online condolences for Doris’ family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Doris Helene Haskovec was born on August 13, 1933, in New Hampton, the daughter of Henry A. and Amalia C. (Glaser) Gilbert. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School and High School in North Washington, graduating in 1951. After graduation, Doris was united in marriage to Louis J. Haskovec on June 25, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple then began farming. In the late 1950’s, they moved to the Haskovec family farm with their children, where they remained all their lives. Doris and Louis farmed for many years and were involved in several businesses in the Alta Vista area. They also enjoyed traveling together and spending time at their vacation home in Lansing, IA until Louis’s death in 1980. She continued spending time at the river until recently. Doris remained busy and enjoyed working with the public. She loved driving her convertible in local parades. Doris also enjoyed singing, dancing, golfing, caring for her yard, and her time spent at home, especially sitting outside on her farm – her favorite place. What mattered most to Doris was spending time with her family and friends. Doris is survived by her children, Wayne (Sara) Haskovec of Morrison, IA, Joe (Sharon) Haskovec of Goodyear, AZ and LuAnn (Mark) Linderman of Rochester, MN; her grandchildren, Wayne (Toni) Haskovec, Jeremy (Natalie) Haskovec, Tyler (Emmy) Haskovec, Jarrett (Angie) Haskovec, Tara (Mitch) Dvorak, Nolan (Jarrett Corr) Haskovec, Amanda (Keith Conway) Linderman; 19 great-grandchildren; her siblings, MaryAnn Shekelton of New Hampton, Norb (June) Gilbert of Plainfield, IA, Harry (Pat) Gilbert of New Hampton, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Louis Haskovec in September 1980; her great-grandson, Noah Haskovec; one brother, Alvin Gilbert and two sisters, Agnes Lentz and Marceile Christoph.