SIKIR, Vaclav V. (1853-1924)
Posted By: Marilyn Holmes
Date: 11/12/2017 at 13:47:47
Aug. 22, 1924
DEATH OF VACLAV VENCIL SIKIR, PIONEER OF IRVING
TAMA NEWS: East Tama county mourns the loss of a highly esteemed citizen in Vencil Sikir, who passed away at him home two miles southwest of Irving, in Salt Creek township at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, at the age of seventy-one years. Mr. Sikir had been sick of high blood pressure for about six months. He was confined to his bed for about a week before his death.
Mr. Sikir was born in Bohemia in 1853, and came to this country when a boy of twelve years of age. Most of his life from that age was spent in Salt Creek township.
Thirty-eight years ago he was united in marriage with Catherine Nachazel Sikir, who was the widow of Joseph Sikir. They have always resided in Irving vicinity.
The deceased is survived by his sorrowing widow and one son, Charles Sikir of Salt Creek and three grandchildren. He also leaves four step-sons and a step-daughter, who are Frank and Emil Sikir of Irving and Joseph and John Sikir at home and Mrs. Mary Petrazalek of Salt Creek.
Surviving also is Mrs. Charles Formanek, of Poweshiek county. Mrs. Formanek lost her parents at an early age and was taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sikir, her relatives and was reared as one of the family. There are surviving two grandchildren.
The funeral was held yesterday at 10 o'clock from the home, Speaker J.J. Hayek of Cedar Rapids officiating. Interment was in the National Cemetery at Vining.
The pallbearers were John, Albert, and Joseph Dvorak, James Petrazalek, Frank Adams, and Anton Babinet.
Mr. Sikir was a man of many fine qualities. He was quiet and unassuming, his interests being devoted to his family and his farming, and at farming, he was industrious and successful. He was a loving husband and father and a helpful neighbor and friend. He was held in high esteem by his neighbors and many friends.
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