Obit: Cervenka, Josephine M. (1903 - 1965)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Cervenka, Cadek, Lukas, Bowman, Wenzel, Kubat


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 9, 1965


Cervenka, Josephine M. (23 December 1903 - 21 August 1965)


Word has been received here of the death August 21 of Josephine M. Cervenka, 62, of Elkhorn, formerly of Neillsville.  Funeral services were held August 24 from the First Baptist Church in East Delavan. Burial was made in the East Delavan Cemetery.


Mrs. Cervenka, the former Josephine Lukas, was born December 23, 1903, in Czechoslovakia.  Her parents were the late Frank and Marie (Cadek) Lukas.  She came with them to America at the age of 11, and made her home in Walworth County for 20 years. She also resided in Hatfield for 14 years.  On September 19, 1922, she was married to Jerry Cervenka in Neillsville.


She is survived by her husband; three children, Mrs. Douglas (Mildred) Bowman of Delavan; Mrs. Robert (Violet) Wenzel of Davin; and Jerry Cervenka, Jr., of Elkhorn.  Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Kubat of Chicago, Ill.; and a brother, Max Lukas, of Neillsville.  Nine grandchildren also survive.


1940 Federal Census, Delavan Town, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, District: 64-7, Family 79, Line 9


Jerry Cervenka, white married male
Last Place of Residence: Rural, Jackson, Wisconsin

Household Members
Head Jerry Cervenka M 46 Illinois
Wife Josephine Cervenka F 36 Czechoslovakia
Daughter Mildred Cervenka F 16 Wisconsin
Daughter Violet Cervenka F 11 Wisconsin
Son Jerry Cervenka M 7 Wisconsin



Obit: Cervenka, Jerry Charles (1932 - 2013)


Contact: Stan


Surnames: Cervenka, Bolton, Smith, Hoppe, Bowman, Wenzel, Peiffer


----Source: Walworth County Today, GazetteXtra, Wednesday, October 9, 2013, submitted by Shari Hahn


Jerry Charles Cervenka, Elkhorn, WI (September 3, 1932 - October 4, 2013)

Jerry Charles Cervenka, 81, of Grant Street, Elkhorn, WI, stepped into glory to meet his Savior on Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2013, at his home. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren at the time. He passed peacefully, amidst the celebration of all that his life on earth had meant, and the assurance of the reunion with his wife, Dorthy, who had preceded him in death in September 2012. The certainty of their reunion rests in the assurance of eternal life for those who have asked Jesus to be their Savior.

Jerry was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Neillsville, WI. He was the son of the late Jerry and Josephine (Lucas) Cervenka. Jerry married his best friend, Dorthy Bolton, on Sept. 6, 1952, in Elkhorn, at the First Baptist Church of Elkhorn. They lived together as best friends and lovers for 60 years. Their relationship and the way that Jerry loved Dorthy was an example and inspiration to many other couples. Jerry worked as a welder at A. O. Smith in Elkhorn, for many years and finished his working life at USG in Walworth. He was a member of the Community Church of Elkhorn.

Jerry is survived by his children: Candice Cervenka of Elkhorn, WI, Chuck and his wife, Karen, of Delavan, WI, and Cathy Jo and her husband, Mark Hoppe, also of Delavan. He is further survived by five grandchildren in whose life he had tremendous impact and influence. They are Tess, Trish, Charlie (Brook) Cervenka, Nicholas Cervenka, and Christy Hoppe. There are also three great-grandchildren: Elliana, Gwenyth, and Georgia Cervenka. He is also survived by two sisters, Millie (Doug) Bowman of Delavan, WI, and Violet (Bob) Wenzel of Darien, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at CALVARY COMMUNITY CHURCH in Williams Bay, WI, with Pastor Bob Peiffer and Pastor Chuck Cervenka officiating. Family will receive friends Saturday at the CHURCH from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A light meal will follow.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Calvary Community Church. The memorial will, then, be used to help support Dave and Chris Goff with Victory Ministries in Alaska. They were special friends of Dad.

The Cervenka family wishes to thank Tim and Daniel of HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY of Elkhorn, for their assistance and for the special care they took with our dad.

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Obit: Cervenka, Dorthy E. (1933 - 2012)


Social Security Death Index


Dorthy E. Cervenka
Birth Date: 4 September 1933
State: Wisconsin
Event Date: 9 September 2012
Age: 79


United States Public Records Index


Dorothy E Cervenka
AKA: Dorthy E Cervenka
Residence Date: 15 Nov 2007
Residence Place: Delavan, Wisconsin, United States
Birth Date: 04 Sep 1933
Phone Number: (262) 728-3290
Phone Number Recorded Date: 25 Mar 2008
Address: W7955 Creek Rd Trlr 642
Address Continued: Delavan, Wisconsin 53115
Address Date: 15 Nov 2007
2nd Address: W7955 Creek Rd Trlr 622
2nd Address Continued: Delavan, Wisconsin 53115
2nd Address Date: 01 Feb 2002-25 Mar 2008
3rd Address: 5698 Marsh Rd
3rd Address Continued: Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121
3rd Address Date: 01 Jun 1993-01 Jan 2002


1940 Federal Census, Sugar Creek Town, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States, District: 64-27, Family 317, Line 22.


Dorothy Bolton, single white female
Last Place of Residence: Same Place

Household Members
Head Robert Bolton M 41 Wisconsin
Wife Helen Bolton F 36 Wisconsin
Daughter Nancy Bolton F 15 Wisconsin
Son Robert Bolton M 12 Wisconsin
Daughter Dorothy Bolton F 7 Wisconsin



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