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Eleanor A. Mracek, 93

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Eleanor A. Mracek, age 93 of Lawler, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at her home with her family at her side.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, with Father Kyle Digmann presiding. 
Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery Protivin.  
Visitation was held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Protivin, and continued for one hour prior to Mass at the church.
Eleanor Kriener Mracek was born June 28, 1924, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Kuennen) Kriener on the family farm near Fort Atkinson. 
She graduated with her high school diploma from St. Lukes Catholic School in St. Lucas.  
Eleanor was married to Reuben Mracek on Sept. 22, 1947, at St. Lukes Catholic Church, St. Lucas.  
They farmed near Protivin their entire life.  Eleanor enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and used her homegrown fruits and vegetables for canning.  
Gardening was a great joy which she looked forward to in the spring.  
Eleanor also enjoyed sewing, playing cards and making crafts.  Spending time with her grandchildren gave her the greatest joy.
Eleanor was a member of the Holy Trinity Church in Protivin, Rosary Society, VFW Auxiliary and The Domestic Executives Club.
Eleanor is survived by her six children, Gary (Dana) Mracek, Onalaska, Wis., Kevin (Cheryl) Mracek, Protivin, Kenny Mracek, Protivin, Mary (Mark) Schoborg, Marshalltown, Ann (Steve) Langlinais, LaFayette, La., and Mark (Sheila) Mracek, Decorah; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sister, Anita Busta; her brothers, Herman (Greta) Kriener, Conrad (Kathleen) Kriener, Peter (Diane) Kriener, and Jerome (Madonna) Kriener; sisters-in-law, Anastasia and Rosemary Kriener.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reuben in 1993; brothers, Cyril, Ignatius, Leo, Linus, Francis, and Lawrence; sister-in-law, Pauline; brother-in-law, Leonard Mracek, and sister-in-law, Wilma (Richard Lynch and Don Burkeit).
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