Irene Gaydon, 81

Irene Gaydon, 81, of Montgomery, died on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with Father Cory Rohlfing officiating.

Pallbearers will be Roy Zelenka, Pam Berninghaus, Mary Rosival, John Kukachka, Jean Flis, Chuck Turek and Mary Jo Hanek. Honorary pallbearers will be The Montgomery Czech Singers and Irene’s nieces and nephews.

Organizations and clubs attending in a group are Holy Redeemer CCW, Montgomery American Legion Auxiliary, with military honors provided by the Montgomery Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Irene, the daughter of Frank M. and Anna F. (Flicek) Turek, was born on November 12, 1922 in Montgomery. She attended St. Raphael Catholic School, then graduated from Montgomery High School in 1941.

Irene served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving from July 1943, to November 1944.

During her time in the service, Irene married Denny Gaydon on July 8, 1944 in Redmond, WA. The couple returned to Montgomery in 1959.

She was a member of the Montgomery American Legion Post 79 and Legion Auxiliary, the Holy Redeemer CCW, Montgomery Czech Singers and the Holy Redeemer Church Choir.

She enjoyed singing, gardening, sewing, crafting and needlepoint.

Surviving Irene are two daughters Rande (Tom) Wegman, San Diego, CA, and Gail (Steven) Wondra, Le Center; four brothers Alvin (Bea) Turek, Shakopee, Ray (Carol) Turek, Santa Rosa, CA, Richard (Bonnie) Turek, Austin, TX, and Frank Turek, Montgomery; three sisters, Alice Mariska, New Prague, Eva (Harmon) Tracy, Plymouth, and Harriet (Allen) Bartyzal, Shakopee; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Denny Gaydon on June 10, 1981; parents Frank and Anna Turek; son Buck Gaydon on September 12, 2003; daughter Denise Gaydon; three brothers, Steve, Ben and George Turek; and four sisters, Lillian Valek, Ann Trenda, Catherine Donnelly and Milly Kuckachka.

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