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Cervenka, Leonard L. -- 1918 - 2005


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/25/2012 at 12:54:28

Leonard L. Cervenka, age 87, of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, died on Friday, December 16, 2005 at the Barthell Eastern Star Home in Decorah, Iowa, following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, Iowa with Rev. David Beckman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Chekal Chapel in Fort Atkinson, Iowa. There will be a rosary at 4:00 and a scripture service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday.

Leonard L. Cervenka was born on November 2, 1918 the son of Phillip and Elizabeth (Kovar) Cervenka on the family farm west of Fort Atkinson, Iowa. Leonard attended country school and St. John’s Catholic school in Fort Atkinson. He farmed with his father on the family farm and married Irene Svoboda on June 7, 1943 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, Iowa. Together they farmed the farm for many years, retiring in 1984, when Kevin took over the farm. Leonard enjoyed playing cards, watching the Minnesota Twins, driving tractors but he especially loved to farm. Leonard was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Leonard’s survivors include his wife, Irene, Fort Atkinson, IA; two daughters: Patricia Cervenka, Greendale, WI and Lorene Cervenka, Cedar Rapids, IA. Two sons: Ron (Kathy) Cervenka, Waukesha, WI and Kevin Cervenka, Fort Atkinson, IA. Four Grandchildren: Melissa, Jamie, Amanda and Jeff. Several sisters and brothers-in-law: Helen (Arnold) Havel, Calmar, IA; Ray (Mary) Svoboda, Cresco, IA; Gertrude “Gertie” Boddicker, Blairstown, IA; James “Jim” Svoboda, Santa Monica, CA; Mary (Bob) Bader, Protivin, IA and Agnes (Ron) Dostal, Protivin, IA.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Jerome and one brother in infancy; one sister: Viola Jirak.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral database

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