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Helen Sladek, 97
Helen M. Sladek, 97, of Montgomery, died Monday, July 6, 2009, at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague.
Born in St. Paul on December 5, 1911, Helen was a daughter of Frank and Anna (Kuzelka) Hruby. The family moved to a farm in Erin Township, Rice County, south of Lonsdale, in 1913. She attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School in New Prague for grades 1-2 while boarding with her maternal grandparents, Joe and Mary Kuzelka, and later graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Lonsdale. She went to work for the summer months at age 12 as a housekeeper in Northfield.