Eleanor Vavricek, 95, of Center Point, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Celebration of Life services were Monday, May 5, 2014, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Sheri Andersen presiding. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 9, 1918, near Solon, to Frank and Mary Agnes (Kopetsky) Lorence. She married the late Frank E. Vavricek on Dec. 19, 1939, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua. Eleanor and Frank farmed for many years in Linn County, retiring in Center Point. She was also employed as a waitress for several years at Armstrongs and Happy Chef in Cedar Rapids.
She is survived by her son, Melvin (Tammy) of Center Point; her daughter, Mardene (Larry) Hinton of Kankakee, Ill.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a special friend, Ray Novotny; her sister, Marcella; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Center Point Ambulance and or to Hospice of Mercy in her name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com