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Obituary of Helen Pravechek - May 24, 2003

The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.


Helen Pravechek, age 91, formerly of 2132 E. Hwy. V, Mishicot, died Thursday, May 22, 2003 at the Hamilton Memorial Home in Two Rivers.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 26, 2003 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, with Monsignor James Feely officiating, with entombment in the Calvary Mausoleum in Manitowoc.

Helen was born Feb. 26, 1912 in the town of Eaton, to the late Stanley and Elizabeth Krupa Nowicki and has been a lifelong area resident. She married Jerry Pravechek Sr. on June 1, 1938 at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in the town of Eaton, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1999. She and her husband owned and operated dairy farms, first in Kewaunee, and later in Mishicot, and retired from farming in 1976. The couple also owned and operated, along with their son Jerry, Pravechek Sales and Service, a farm equipment business, where she was the bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society of the church. She was also a member of the After Sunset Homemakers Club. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, canning and spending time with her family.

Survivors include one daughter: Connie Pravechek,Oak Creek; two sons: Fred Pravechek, Two Rivers; and Jerry Pravechek, Mishicot; three grandchildren: Courtney VandenRidge, Two Rivers; Aaron Pravechek, Two Rivers; and Victoria Pravechek, Arizona; and one great-granddaughter: Keyelea. She is further survived by one brother: Ben Nowicki, Green Bay, and by one sister: Lorraine Sevcik, Kewaunee; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.

Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mishicot, until the time of service at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening visitation. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

The Lambert Funeral Home of Mishicot is assisting the Pravechek family with funeral arrangements.


Submitted by: Bryan Maersch