Rose Franek, 87

 Rose M. Franek, 87, of New Prague, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at her home. Rose was born August 26, 1925, in Wheatland To w n s h i p , Rice County, a daughter of Ladislav and Anna (Pavek) Novak. A lifelong resident of the Veseli/New Prague area, she attended Most Holy Trinity Catholic School in Veseli. She married Joseph B. Franek on June 4, 1946, in Veseli. Rose was a homemaker, and she worked at Master Specialties in Savage, Tikalsky’s Eggs and Mamer’s Grocery in New Prague and tended bar at Rock’s Place in New Prague. She enjoyed family and friends getting together, old time music, playing euchre and bingo and dancing. She is survived by nine children LaVonne VonBank, New Prague, Ken (Judy), Charlotte, NC, Joe (Jackie), Shakopee, Dennis (Donna), Lyndon Station, WI, Sharon King (and Del Zentgraf), Ogilvie, Duane (Chris), Prior Lake, Kathy (Rod) Sawatzke, Monticello, Terry, Browerville, and Sue (Dave) Isaacson, New Prague; 28 grandchildren; 41 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat- grandchild; and siblings Marcie Hadac (and friend Ray Moran), New Prague, Anne Fischer, Veseli, George Novak, Veseli, Fritz (Joyce) Novak, New Prague, Caroline (Wilbert) Shimota, Webster, Mary Jane Vosejpka, Lonsdale, and Jerry (Betty) Novak, Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her husband on October 3, 1978; her parents; a brother Larry Novak in infancy; sonin- law Tom King; and special friend John Rezac. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague, with Rev. Kevin Clinton officiating. Interment was at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in New Prague. Pallbearers were grandchildren John VonBank Jr., Joey Franek, Jasan Franek, Cory Clarin, Kevin Franek, Tim Sawatzke, Marcel Franek and Dan Scheel. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Von- Bank, Mike VonBank, Wes Isaacson, Brent Isaacson, Jack Rezac, Steve Cox, Bill Cox and Ty Schwantz. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bruzek Funeral Home in New Prague.

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