Francis Zahratka, 87

Francis Fink Zahratka, 87, of Montgomery, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Born January 14, 1920, in Wheatland Township, Rice County, Fink was a son of Frank and Anna (Nerud) Zahratka. He graduated from Sherman High School in Montgomery and married Marie A. Lambrecht on November 19, 1941, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague. He worked for Minnesota Valley Canning Company/Green Giant Company from age 18 until retiring in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Montgomery American Legion Post #79.

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