John Stehlik Rites At Kiron (29
Kiron...John Stehlik, son of John and Anna Barta, Stehlik was
born July 7, 1896 in Stockholm Township, Crawford County, Iowa.
He attended school in Stockholm Township countyr schools until
the family moved to Milford Township northwest of Vail. He attended
the schools there and grew to manhood in that area.
He married Ruth Harriet Clauson at Le Mars, March 6, 1939. They
returned to the farm home in Milford Township where they made
their home until 1967. At that time they moved to Densison, as
Mr. Stehlik had been in ill health for some time.
Shortly after midnight Monday, January 29, 1973, Mr. Stehlik suffered
severe illness at his home. He was taken to the Crawford County
Memorial Hospital where he died.
Mr. Stehlik was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters,
Matilda, Mrs. Hans Rasmussen; Anna, Mrs. Jans Henrichsen; Sylvia,
Mrs. Oscar Yankey; and Josephine, Mrs. Joe Bukacek.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and two brothers, Stanley of
Denison, and Joe of Vail, and numerous nephews and nieces, and
other relatives and friends.
John Stehlik became a member of the First Baptist Church in Kiron
in January, 1943 and has been a faithful member since.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Kiron
Wednesday afternoon, January 31, with Rev. Lee Giddings officiating,
Interment was in the Kiron Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Don Dieter, Ford Hawley, Jubel Hedstrom,
Elmer Mauritz, Charles Howxx and William Schlecta.
Acting pallbearers were Leonard Baker, Stanley Bukacek, Wesley
Stehlik, Don Ullrich, Lowell Waldemar and Lloyd Yankey.
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