Mildred R. Shatek
August 19, 1929 ~ May 9, 2010
Mildred R. Shatek, age 80 of Elma, IA died on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Colonial Manor in Elma Mildred was born on August 19, 1929 to Charles and Emma (Koshatka) Haskovec on the family farm near Elma. She attended Country School Howard #7. Mildred was united in marriage to Clarence Joseph Shatek on August 28, 1945 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Lourdes. The couple farmed all of their lives on the same farm. Mildred was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary Society. Mildred enjoyed quilting, gardening, fishing, dancing, and her Czech Heritage. She was known for her baking skills, especially her kolaches. Her family meant everything to her. Mildred is survived by her husband, Clarence of Elma; three children, Ronald (Kathryn) Shatek of Lakeville, MN, Betty (Glen) Roethler of Alta Vista, IA, and Larry (Joyce) Shatek of Stewartville, MN; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Angie Wagner of Spillville, IA, and Irene Shimak of Elma, IA; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wesley and Charles Haskovec; and two sisters, Helen Krall, and Marie Novak. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery with Travis Roethler, Nick Shatek, Andy Shatek, Bob Donnett, Brent Kabat, and Merlin Kath serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 with a rosary at 4:30 pm and a scriptural wake service at 6:00 pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma . Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, in Lourdes, IA with Father Ray Atwood officiating.