Vincentia M. Chihak
July 7, 1917 ~ July 12, 2014
Vincentia M. Chihak, age 97, of Elma, IA, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her home. Vincentia “Vin” Marie was born on July 7, 1917 the daughter of Frank and Amanda Goetz in Wesley, IA. She was raised on farm near Lourdes. On June 10, 1942, Vin was united in marriage to Rudolph Chihak. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was proud of the years she spent as a sacristan at church. Vin enjoyed gardening, and treasured her time spent with her family, and the friendships she developed while living at Afton Oaks. Vin is survived by her children, Jeanne (Harvey) Nelson of Cedar Rapids, IA, Donna Markakis of Wheeling, IL, Ann (John) Kelly of Cedar Rapids, Mary Jo (Gary) Ries of Elma, IA, Pete Chihak of Cedar Rapids, and Peggy (Steve) Beaston of Centralia, MO; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rudy; her son, Fran; four brothers, Frank, Stan, Vincent, and Joseph; four sisters, Sister Stanislaus, OSF, Rose, Ruth, and Peg; and two grandsons, Jim Pejchl and David Beaston.