Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mary A. (Knotek) Konicek

Mary A. Konicek, age 101, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at the Becker-Shoop Center. Mary was born in Vlcnov, Czechoslovakia, on September 24, 1910, daughter of the late Cyril and Josephine (Nee: Mostek) Knotek.

She came to Racine in January of 1913 and on February 4, 1931, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Vincent Konicek. He preceded her in death, December 25, 1994.

Mary was employed by Racine Pattern Works after her graduation from St. Catherine’s High School in 1926. She was a lifelong and active member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church and Christian Mothers and Altar Society. Mary was also active in Catholic Sokol. Mary loved sewing for her children and grandchildren, baking, crocheting and her four travels to the village of Vlcnov. She devoted her life to her family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Edward (Marie) Konicek of Racine, Marianne (Matthew) Summers of Rockford, IL, Rosalie (Robert) Mutchler of Racine, Mary (Marc) Nielsen of McFarland; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank (Audrey) Knotek of Racine, Charles (Marcy) Knotek of Racine, Jerry (Rita) Knotek of Racine; sisters, Anne Oertel of Racine, Rose Knotek of Milwaukee, Julie Knotek of Milwaukee, Helen Knotek of Campbellsport, WI, Georgia Theys of Greendale; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Alice Marie; her son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Carol Konicek; and brothers, Rev. John Knotek, Rev. Wence Knotek and Albert Knotek.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, 1903 Green St., with Rev. Don Zerkel officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kinzie Avenue. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, St. Catherine’s High School, or to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Missionary have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mark DeCheck and to Josie Garcia and staff at Newman Manor for their loving and compassionate care.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John Konicek is our son-in-law, and we would like to extend our sincere sympathy to him and his family as well as the entire family of Mary A. Konicek. John and his wife Karen have shared so many good memories of John's grandmother that we almost feel as if we know her personally. John uses many of her recipes and we have tasted many of the wonderful dishes that he has made from them.
We just want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Jim and Beth May
Winston-Salem, NC