Lola M. Ptacek

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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.

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  1. Pat, Dick & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Lola was such a sweet person; she had our utmost admiration for her inner beauty, quiet strength & exceptional courage. When we saw her, she always made us feel truly special ~ no matter how much pain she was in. She loved her family more than life itself…. cherish the memories! With our love & sympathy.

  2. I work with Gina Kuehn, your lovely granddaughter. She is a wonderful person to know and work with. You both were fortunate to have one another in each other’s lives. My thoughts are with Gina and the family.

  3. Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, We find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Holy Writings at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death as he said: All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” The scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

  4. Pat. Know that I have been thinking about you and your family during the past months. Your mom will have a nice Christmas in heaven. take care, Beth

  5. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family! Kathy, Jeff, and Amy – I will keep you in my prayers! Love you! Lori

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