Dorothy Adeline Jirik-Moore, 95

Dorothy Adeline Jirik-Moore, 95, of New Prague, Minnesota died peacefully on November 4, 2021 at the Praha Village in New Prague.  Dorothy will be buried at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery of New Prague, MN.

Dorothy was born on April 17, 1926 in New Prague, Minnesota.  Dorothy was baptized and celebrated her First Holy Communion and Confirmation at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and she remained an active member of St. Wenceslaus for the rest of her life.  Dorothy attended St. Wenceslaus Parochial School and graduated as valedictorian of her class from New Prague High School in 1944.  Within days, Dorothy began working at the International Milling Company that later became International Multifoods Corp.  Dorothy worked there until her retirement in 1988 at the age of 62.  She married Robert Moore on December 20, 1986.

After her retirement, Dorothy spent several years serving food samples at area grocery stores.  She enjoyed this very much.  Dorothy also enjoyed playing cards and Bingo, participating on trips for senior citizens, and visiting with family and friends. Dorothy served as treasurer for the senior citizens.  She was an active member of Western Fraternal Life (ZCBJ).  Dorothy volunteered for many local organizations for years.  One of her favorite activities was volunteering at the Popcorn Wagon at First Bank and Trust of New Prague formerly known as The New Prague State Bank.

Dorothy is survived by her sisters-in-law, Jean Jirik of Blackduck, MN, Joan Jirik and Evelyn Moore of New Prague, MN. She is survived by many nieces and nephews including Kim (Joe) Washa of Pine Island, MN, Kari (Phil) Slindee of Blackduck, MN, Karlajean (Jay) Becvar of Hinckley, MN, Duane (Amy) Jirik of New Prague, and Deanna (Mike) Riker of New Prague, MN.  She is survived by many great nieces and nephews including Michael (Megan) Washa, Kate (Mark) Spyhalski, Katie (Kevin) Manzke, Michael (Katylyn) Riker, Kristie Slindee, Izak (Brittany) Jirik and Josef Jirik.  Dorothy is survived by three great-great-nieces, Julianna Ross, Clara Washa, and Matea Spyhalski and one great-great-nephew, Elliot Spyhalski.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Josephine J. (Javurek) & William J. Jirik, Sr., her husband, Robert Moore, and her brothers Francis J. and William J. Jirik, Jr.  She is also preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Fran Melchior, Dorothy Halloran, Marietta Sharkey, Colleen Dietz, and brothers-in-law, Merlin Moore and Leo Moore.

Private family services.  bruzekfuneralhome.com

 

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