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HAJEK, Mabel 1913-2006

HAJEK, KNOCK, KRUSE, BROCKWAY

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/19/2010 at 14:56:32

Mabel Kruse Brockway Hajek, 92, of Park Ridge, Illinois, formerly of Grundy Center, died from natural causes on Thursday, March 09, 2006 at Central Baptist Village in Norridge, Illinois. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 17, 2006 at Colfax Center Presbyterian Church rural Holland, Iowa with Pastor Larry Hoop officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Visitation is from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to her family.

Mabel was born March 26, 1913, in Grundy Center, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Knock) Kruse. She graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1931 and four years later attended the Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, Iowa where she received her BA in Music Education. She taught music in Sutherland and Estherville, Iowa for about four years and on August 15, 1945 she was united in marriage to Chester Brockway at Colfax Center Presbyterian Church. They made their home in the Chicago area and Mabel taught music at Pennoyer Elementary School for over 30 years. Mabel helped rear her nephews Tom, Mark, and Rick Kruse. Chester died on September 12, 1981 and Mabel was then married to Howard Hajek on November 27, 1982 at the Lockwood Bible Church in Chicago.

Mabel was a member of Lockwood Bible Church where she served as director of music, organist, and director of Christian Education. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Illinois State Teacher's Association.

Surviving is her husband, Howard; sister, Eunice (Allan) MacNaughton of Marshalltown; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; her parents; brothers, Conrad, Harm, Arnold, and Vernon Kruse; and sisters, Margaret Groote and Lillian Shaw.


 

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