Obituary for William Cerva
21 August, 1899 - 11 February, 1990
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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services for William Cerva, 90, of Nampa who died Sunday, Feb.
11, 1990, at the Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 9:30
a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Pastor Donn Mogford of the Nampa Berean Baptist Church will
officiate with Masonic chapel rights by Ashlar Lodge No. 90 AF
& Am. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial
Mr. Cerva, the son of Czechoslovakian immigrants, was
born Aug. 21, 1899, in a sod house on the prairie at Twin
Brook, S. D. After moving from his birthplace he was
later employed by Idaho Shortline Railroad and later owned a
service station and a neighborhood grocery store. For
more than 30 years, Mr. Cerva owned and operated a dairy farm
off Greenhurst Toad prior to his retirement at the age of 74.
Mr. Cerva had lived in the Treasure Valley area for the past
70 years. He was a 50-year-member of the Ashlar Lodge
No. 90 AF & AM.
He is survived by three daughters, Marcia Johnstone of
San Francisco, Calif., Lavonne Gates of Walnut Crfee, Calif.,
and Gloria McGinnis of Springdale, Ariz.; brother Joe Cerva of
Twin Falls; a sister, Olga Thompson of Nampa; and six
He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years,
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today
until 9 p.m.