Inez Jirik, 92

Inez C. Jirik (Tupa), age 92 of Lonsdale passed away June 15, 2018 at the Villages of Lonsdale. She was born on the family farm in Websterl MN to John and Katherine Tupa (Sirek) on February 27, 1926. She married George Jirik in Hazelwood, on November 10, 1951.

Inez was a homemaker, mother, and caregiver most of her married years. She later was a cook for the Immaculate Conception School in Lonsdale. She loved cooking with Ceil for the children and teachers of the school and the seniors who came to eat in Senior Dining. She often set the dough in the early morning for the popular Koblihy that were sold for the School Benefit Breakfasts. She was a member of the ICCW and The Lonsdale American Legion Auxiliary. She delivered Meals on Wheels with her husband George.

She grew a large garden that raised vegetables for the family and for canning. The yard and garden were full of flowers that she carefully tended. Like many Czech women, she baked rolls and kolacky and kept the kitchen and freezer filled with baked goods. She spent much of her time caring for husband, children, dad and later her grandchildren. She loved meeting with family for gatherings, breakfasts, and lunches.

She is survived by her children, Anne (Mike) Trnka of La Crescent, MN and Robert (Jan) of Savage and Son-in-law, Tim Skluzacek of Lonsdale. She is further survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George; daughter, Lisa; brother, George; and her twin brother, Edwin.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 116 Alabama St. SE, Lonsdale with a visitation 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Monday (6/18) at the White Funeral Home, 201 5th Ave. NW, Lonsdale also one hour prior to Mass at the Funeral Home.  

Interment:  Calvary Cemetery, Lonsdale, MN




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