The Nebraska Signal
01 March 2000
Georgia Elizabeth Pracheil was born on Dec. 14, 1912 at the family farm home north of Milligan. She was the second of five children born to Charles and Anna (Vavra) Matejka. She passed away Feb. 20, 2000 at the Seward Memorial Hospital at the age of 87 years, 2 months, 6 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anna Matejka; husband, Fred Pracheil; sisters, Rose Matejka and Helene Romero, both of California.
Surviving are daughters, Elaine and husband Merlyn Nielsen of Seward and Maureen and husband Rodney Nielsen of Springfield; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; sister, Mollie Nun of Lincoln and brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Joy Matejka of Milligan.
Georgiaís childhood memories in included attending country school Districts No. 6 and No. 85 near her home. She often reminisced about the happy times of her growing-up years in that busy family on the farm.
On March 19, 1945, Georgia married Fred Pracheil who preceded her in death in 1981. Fred and Georgia farmed south of Exeter for 36 years, sharing the work and the joys of their life together. She devoted her life to her home and family as a caring mother to daughters, Elaine and Maureen and later was a special grandmother to Clay, Jill, Erin and Brian and most recently to her great grandson Corey.
When her daughters were growing up, Georgia was active in 4-H leadership, particularly enjoying passing her sewing skills along to her girls. She also devoted many hours to her gardening, especially enjoying her flowers. Throughout her life she was always busy "with needle in her hand" working on many lovely sewing, quilting, embroidery and crocheting projects. Her talents along this line, created many special memories for her family and friends.
Funeral services were held, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000 at 1:30 p.m., from the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter with Rev. Wanda W. Bennett officiating. Musical selections were "Going Home" in Czech and "His Eye is on the Sparrow."
Casket bearers were Clayton Nielsen, Brian Nielsen, Robert Lee, Michael Pracheil, Galen Kuska, and Leonard Oldehoeft.
Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery south of Milligan with Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are directed to the Exeter Methodist Church and Exeter Rescue Unit.
CARD OF THANKS
Heartfelt thanks to all of our family, neighbors, and friends for their visits, prayers, flowers, food, and thoughtfulness shown at the time of our motherís passing. Special thanks to Rev. Wanda Bennett and the Milligan Legion Auxiliary for their kind services.
ELAINE AND MERLYN NIELSEN AND FAMILY
MAUREEN AND RODNEY NIELSEN AND FAMILY