Esther Flicek, age 102

Esther G. Flicek, age 102, of New Prague, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at Mala Strana Health Care Center.

Esther was born January 6, 1911, in St. Patrick, MN, to Frank and Josephine (Madera) Zvanovec. She was raised in the rural Lonsdale area where she attended public school. She married Edward J. Flicek on May 20, 1930, in New Prague, where the couple made their home. Esther candled eggs for New Prague Poultry and Egg Produce (which became Tikalsky's) and cleaned turkeys and chickens. She enjoyed gardening, garage sales, Czech music, and fishing.

Esther is survived by her daughter, Julia (& Bernard) Busch of Jordan; daughters in- law, Dorothy Flicek of Le Center and Ellen Flicek of Waterville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Flicek; sons, George (at age 19), Edward M., and Donald J.; brothers, Frank W., Julius J. and George E. Zvanovec, Sr.; sisters, Ann Zvanovec (at age 12), Mayme Strietz, and Helen Nelson. T

he funeral service for Esther was held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home with Deacon Bob Wagner officiating. Visitation was two hours prior to the service from 9 to 11 AM.

Burial was at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery with Bernie Busch, Jr., Mark Koehnen, Mike Pelowski, Gary Flicek, Pat Doran, and Louis Flicek serving as pallbearers