DEATH COMES TO CLARKSON LADY
After an illness of several weeks, Antonia Lopour, beloved wife of Frank A. Lopour, laid aside the burden of life and fell into eternal sleep, Febr. 15, 1954, while a patient at St. Josephıs hospital in Omaha.
The deceased was a life-long resident of this community. She was born in this county June 10th 1887, the daughter of Frank and Aloisie Mastny, early day pioneers of Colfax county. She spent her girlhood days on the farm and in 1907 was married to Frank A. Lopour. They established their home on a farm, south of Clarkson, where they lived until 1948, when they moved to town, to enjoy the fruits of their many years of hard toil. Mrs. Lopour had a splendid disposition and was very kind hearted, and all her acquaintances ... (remainder cut off during reproduction).
[Colfax County Press, February 24, 1954, pg 1 col 4 - Submitted by Ted and Carole Miller]
PIONEER SETTLER ANSWERS FINAL CALL
Funeral services for the late Josef Pavel were held Tuesday afternoon at the local opera house, and a large gathering of relatives and friends was present to pay him last respects. The eulogy was delivered by Rev. J. E. Filinger, D.D. and burial was in the Clarkson National cemetery. Pallbearers were: Rudolf Loukota, sr., Anton Srb, Bohumil Beran, G.A. Koza, Jos. Stoklasa, sr. and Ladislav Krejsa. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Chas. J. Novotny.
Josef Pavel was born April 26, 1867 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Josef E. Pavel. When a young man of eighteen years, he came to America, and located in this community. He devoted himself to farming and later took up carpentering as a side-line, which he continued until only a few years ago.
A few years after his arrival in this community, he was united in marriage to Katerina Jonas, and they established their home on a farm near Clarkson.
Mrs. Pavel preceded her husband in death in 1939. Mr. Pavel continued to make his home in this community until a few years ago, when he left here to make his home with his children in various parts of the state. At the time of his illness he made his home at Ewing. He died after a short illness Febr. 14th at the hospital in Neligh. He was 86 years, 9 months and 18 days old at the time of his demise. The remains were brought to Clarkson by Chas. J. Novotny, local mortician.
He is survived by five sons, Joseph of California; Ben of Schuyler; Edw. of Ewing; John of Dodge and Louis of this city. The latter is the new superintendent of local public schools. He also leaves five daughters, Rose, Mrs. James Havel; Anna, Mrs. Emil Pavlis; Marie, Mrs. Adolph Bartak, all of Ewing; Agnes, Mrs. Edward Leuke of Schuyler and Libbie, Mrs. Emerson Loseke of Chambers. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. James Slegler, Bellwood.
Besides his wife, Mr. Pavel was preceeded in death by one son, Adolph, who died in 1928.
[Colfax County Press, February 24, 1954, pg 1 col 5 - Submitted by Ted and Carole Miller]
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