Lola M. Ptacek
October 30, 1926 ~ December 12, 2011
Lola M. Ptacek, age 85, of Waterloo, IA formerly of New Hampton, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011 at her home in Waterloo. Lola Mae Cutsforth was born October 30, 1926 to Arthur and Ida (Olson) Cutsforth in rural Lawler. Lola was baptized and confirmed at Jerico Lutheran Church. She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1942. On April 3, 1945 Lola was united in marriage to Russell Munson at Jerico Lutheran Church in Jerico. After Russell’s death in 1977 she was united in marriage to Frank Ptacek on July 20, 1983. Lola worked as the catalog manager at JC Penney’s in New Hampton and later worked in the business office for United Telephone Company until her retirement. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Lola loved dancing, and took exceptional pride in her family. Lola is survived by her children, Patricia (Richard) Crawford of Waterloo, Robert (Patricia) Munson of Grundy Center, IA; daughter-in-law, Kathy Munson of Cedar Rapids; son-in-law, John Hermann of Herndon, VA; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her step-children, Jerry (Mavis) Ptacek of Fredericksburg, Mary Ptacek of Las Vegas, NV, Beverly (Robert) Lowe of Lansing, Rose (William) Lowe of New Hampton and Kristi (Randy) Schmidt of Cedar Rapids 10 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Sadie McFarland of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Munson in June of 1977; her second husband, Frank Ptacek in May of 1987; one son Larry Munson in March of 1999 and one daughter, Connie Hermann in February of 2004. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton. Memorials may be dircted to the family. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.