Obit: Strejcek, Venzl Joseph #2 (1881 - 1943)
Surnames: Strejcek, Brockman, Zobrak, Zahorka, Lehmann, Gierl, Willhite, Cartwright, Krueger, Burek
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 11/04/1943
Strejcek, Venzl Joseph (2 June 1881 - 31 Oct. 1943)
Funeral services for Venzl Joseph Strejcek, 62, who was killed instantly just east of Abbotsford early Sunday morning, were held this afternoon at the Zink Funeral home. The Rev. Francis Brockman conducted the services which were followed by internment in the Abbotsford cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Michael Zobrak, Charles Lehmann, Albert Gierl, Kilian Gierl and Morris Gierl.
Mr. Strejcek was born June 2, 1881 in Czechoslovakia. On March 21, 1906, shortly after his marriage there, Mr. and Mrs. Strejcek came to America. They lived at Chicago for a time and then moved to Nebraska where they farmed for three years. In 1914 they came to Phillips, and lived on a farm there for five years, when they moved to Fountain, Mich.
Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Strejcek, three sons and seven daughters; one daughter, Theresa, died as a small child.
Mr. Strejcek was employed as a farm hand in this vicinity for perhaps ten years. Since 1939 he had been working at the Gierl place, just east of Abbotsford, Wis.
Morris Gierl had brought Mr. Strejcek to Abbotsford, Saturday evening and a designated time and meeting place was set, when Mr. Gierl would take him home. Mr. Strejcek was not at the appointed meeting place and must have started to walk home later. For some reason, he must have turned around and started back to town.
The automobile driven east by Lester Willhite, town of Johnson, struck Mr. Strejcek, who was killed instantly. Mr. Willhite told Capt. Frank Cartwright of the Marathon county highway department that the lights from an oncoming car and the rain and the wet pavement made it impossible for him to see Strejcek until just before he was struck. The accident occurred just east of the village, near the Henry Krueger driveway.
Dr. A. W. Burek, Marathon county coroner, was called to the scene of the accident after a physician pronounced the man dead. Burek declared no inquest would be held. The body was taken to the Zink Funeral Home where it remained until the time for the funeral.
Members of the family were located through his application for final citizenship *** Note: The remainder of this article was missing.
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