Mildred R. Shatek

mildred shatek
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.

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  1. Dear Clarence and Family: My sympathies go out to you all, Mildred’s memories will go on in your hearts and minds for a long time. Take care during this time–

  2. Betty and family so sorry to hear about you mother.
    Our prayers and thoughts are will you and your family.
    Our deepest sympathy
    Linda and Gary steven and family

  3. I feel so blessed to have been able to know Granny. She had a big heart and fun-loving spirit that could not help but force a smile upon the face of anyone. I will cherish those memories and look forward of sharing them with our future generations.

    And if I ever lose my eye-glasses in your ‘back-40″ while hunting (again), I’ll be praying for you and St. Anthony to guide me.

    Love you, Granny!

  4. I miss you so much already, Granny! May my attempts at teaching and guiding my family be brought to the fruition that you exemplified. So many parts of my life remind me of you and the lessons you taught me in so many things will be treasured forever. You truly left a path of love begind you. I can’t wait to see you again…until then, whenever I pray the rosary I know we will be glorifying God together…

  5. I’m certain every person who has ever had the pleasure of meeting our dear Granny, can say she has touched their lives in some special way. That unbelieveable smile, her spunk, and that way she wiggled every time you hugged her. The loss is deep, but the love she has left behind runs deeper. Thanks Granny for being the incredible person you are!

  6. May god bless you and keep you forever,
    rest in peace. Mrs Shatek you are in a beautiful place now and forever.

    I know We don’t know you Mildred, but you and your Family are in our heart’s and prayer’s.

    All our Love- Jammie & Steve Brizius.

  7. Mom, you helped me plant my first garden when I was just a little guy. I took your little garden shovel home & used it to plant some wild roses today. I have shared your heirloom flower seeds with dozens of friends. The most important seeds you shared with me were those of how to live & love and that the most important things in life are free. I’ll sure miss those warm poppyseed kolaches just out of the oven!

  8. Our deepest condolences to Betty and family. Millie was a wonderful mother and Granny. She made the world’s greatest kolaches!!

  9. Rhonda and family. So sorry to hear the passing of your grandma. May you find peace in your faith, family and friends.

  10. Uncle Clarence and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mildred was a wonderful Godmother to me. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Karen, Boyd and family

  11. Uncle Clarence, Ronnie, Betty, Glen and Family members my sympathies are with you. Millie was the most caring and loving person and family meant everything to her she was the best Godmother anyone could ask She is loved and will be missed.

  12. We are all so blessed to have known and loved Granny. The wonderful memories we shared and all the things she taught us will live on in us forever.

  13. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our beautiful neighbor and friend. We enjoyed our many visits on the farm and family gatherings at the camp site. She will be missed so much. We so miss her and Clarence on the farm already. Her and Clarence are so loving and caring we felt like one of the family. Until we meet again, Millie.
    Love, Deb Fett and family

  14. We love you Granny and will especially miss your dedication and love for your family and others.

  15. Betty, Travis and Roethler family – I’m very sorry to hear of Granny’s passing; use all of the wonderful memories she created to help you through this tough time. I will always remember fondly the big deer hunts we had at the farm and how she was always ready for us at lunchtime. God bless. Murph

  16. Glen, Betty, Rhonda, Travis and Family – My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Although I didn’t see “Granny” very often, I remember her bright smile and the sparkle in her eyes. I hope the fond memories that you have are able to bring you joy as you work through the grieving process. Much love…Gail and Boys

  17. Your mother will be greatly missed. I remember all the times my two boys and I would stop by and visit. She always offered us a beverage. We could spend hours visiting with her. I will truly miss her. May God bless her. .Clarence,Ron,Betty,Larry you have deepest symphony.

  18. It was a pleasure to meet Granny at Brent & Rebecca’s wedding. She was a beautiful person who taught many people the meaning of love. I will miss her kolaches and will remember that she always sent the best ones back to Wisconsin for me. My heart goes out to all of her family at this very sad time.

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