Lawrence Simek, 77

Lawrence A. Simek, 77, of New Prague, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague.

Born June 15, 1932, in New Prague, he was a son of John and Sophia (Kucera) Simek. A lifelong resident of New Prague, he attended St. Wenceslaus School and New Prague High School. He married Gladys Ann David on October 29, 1955, in Montgomery. Lawrence was a dairy farmer in Cedar Lake Township and a member of the Catholic Workmen.

He is survived by children Anthony (Mary) Simek, New Prague, Catherine Simek, New Prague, Patricia Simek-Shankey (and special friend Scott Andrus), New Prague, James Simek, New Prague and Mark Simek, New Prague; two grandchildren Megan and Michael Shankey, New Prague; and brother-in-law James Skluzacek, New Prague.

He was preceded in death by his wife on October 13, 1990; a son Bernard Simek on July 31, 1998; his parents; and two sisters Leonella Skluzacek and LonJean Skluzacek.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m., at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague, with Rev. Kevin Clinton officiating.

Interment was at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in New Prague. Pallbearers were children and grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague.

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