Wilma Holecek
Wilma Holecek

Wilma Holecek, 89, of Fountain and formerly of Protivin, Iowa, died on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1928, on the family farm in Howard County to Frank and Mayme (Hruska) Moudry.

She married George Vrba, who later died. She then married Joseph Holecek in 1952.

She helped her husband on the farm until he died in 1968. She then farmed with her father. When her son, Harvey, graduated from high school in 1972, she farmed with her son, first in the Protivin area and most recently near Fountain until a few years ago.

She enjoyed making kolaches, dumplings and crocheting. Over the years she made a lot of beautiful doilies.

She is survived by one son, Harvey (Sheryl) Holecek of Fountain; and Sheryl's seven children, Jamie, Amy, Travis, William, Colleen, Andrew and Matthew.

She was preceded in death by her husbands and a sister, who died in infancy.

Memorial services for her were held on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco followed by burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Protivin.