Voverka, Frank 1854-1920
VOVERKA, BELL, CROUSE
Posted By: Paul Van Dyke --Volunteer
Date: 4/8/2020 at 00:37:49
Source: Hawarden Independent (1-3-1920)
Born: May 16, 1854
Died: May 29, 1920
OLD CITIZEN CALLED--FRANK VOVERKA PASSED AWAY SATURDAY---DECEASED HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF THIS COMMUNITY MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS
Frank Voverka, who has been a resident of this community for more than thirty years, died at an early hour Saturday morning at his home in this city following an illness of several weeks duration. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the Baptist Temple, Reverend A.M. McIntosh, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, preaching the funeral sermon. A large number of old friends attended the service. Interment was made in Grace Hill Cemetery.
Frank Voverka was born in Prague, Austria, May 16, 1854. At the age of nine years he came to America with his parents who settled in Johnson County, Iowa. In 1875 he went to Keokik County, Iowa, and two years later was united in marriage with Miss Nannie L. Bell. She preceded him in death on November 19, 1911. To this union five children were born, one son George, dying in infancy. The children living are, Mrs. J.R. Warner, Mrs. N.E. Green and Mrs. Roscoe Dick of Hawarden and Mrs. Ira Van Buskirk of Craig. In 1878 he moved to Conrad, Iowa, and in 1888 he moved southeast if this city where he built up one of the finest places in Sioux County. He resided on the farm for nearly twenty-five years and then moved to this city where he has since made his home.
On October 13, 1913, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Ella Crouse of Ireton, who survives him. He is also survived by two brothers, Joseph and Charles Voverks, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Modrocek and Mrs. Robert Topping, all of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was converted a number of years ago and became a member of the Presbyterian Church of this city, and has been a regular and devout attendant of this church until his last serious illness.
He was highly respected by all who knew him and many friends will extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
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