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Humpal, Marjorie Ann (Still) 1921-2010

HUMPAL, STILL, OLSON, PECINOVSKY, ELSBERND, PRASKA, RIHA

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/10/2012 at 15:48:28

Marjorie Humpal, age 88, of Decorah, Iowa, died Saturday, August 7, 2010, at the Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah, IA, with Father Phillip Gibbs presiding. Burial will be in the St. Aloysius Cemetery in Calmar, IA.

Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, and from 8:00 -10:00 a.m., Wednesday morning at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah, Iowa. There will be a rosary at 4:00 Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorials may be given in memory of Marjorie Humpal to the North East Iowa Community Action Corporation, P.O. Box 487, Decorah, IA 52101.

Marjorie Ann (Still) Humpal was born on October 4, 1921, the daughter of John and Hilda (Olson) Still in Cresco, Iowa. Marjorie attended rural country schools near Protivin, Iowa. She married George Humpal on September 1, 1942, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, Iowa. Together they farmed near Calmar until 1976, when they retired from farming. Marjorie continued to work at the Cliff House, Aase Haugen Nursing Home and at Luther College in Food Service, until 1999. Marjorie was a wonderful cook and baker, making wonderful meals for her family. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling and flying to destinations to visit. Over the years, Marjorie loved and enjoyed being an adoptive member of the Leon and Gloria Bockman family, along with their children: Jason, Jeremy, Jamie and Julie, their spouses and children. Marjorie was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America in Ossian, IA. She was an active volunteer at North East Iowa Community Action Corporation, where she always brought her famous egg salad sandwiches and cookies to share.

Marjorie’s survivors include her son: Linus (Monica) Humpal, Omaha, NE, and daughter: Mary Ann Humpal, Decorah, IA. One grandson: T.J. (fiancé, Amy Ulrich) Humpal and one great grandson: Ethan Humpal. One sister: Charlotte Pecinovsky, Protivin, IA. One sister-in-law: Georgina (Cletus) Elsbernd, Calmar, IA, One brother-in-law: Ed Praska, Cresco, IA. along with several nieces and nephews.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents: John and Hilda (Olson) Still. Her husband: George Humpal in 1989. Her father and mother-in-law: Charles and Anna Humpal. One brother: Robert (Ruby) Still. Two sisters-in-law: Regina Riha and Mary Praska. Three brothers-in-law: Louis Humpal, Leonard Humpal and Edward Pecinovsky.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

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