Violet Koudelka, 101
Violet Koudelka, former Antigo resident, currently of West Salem, died Sunday, September 29, 2019, at Mulder Health Care Facility in West Salem. She was 101 years old. She was born on December 20, 1917, in Antigo, a daughter of Ferninand and Genevieve (Prevratil) David. She married George Koudelka on July 8, 1937, in Antigo. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1982.
She was raised in the town of Ackley. She and her husband farmed in Ackley for many years and moved into Antigo after retirement in 1967.
Violet was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Antigo and the Western Bohemian Fraternal Association (ZCBJ) Lodge.
She enjoyed baking for her family and helping out at the Dixie making kolaches and rolls.
She moved to West Salem in 1997 to be near family.
Survivors include a son, David (Bonnie) Koudelka, La Crosse; two Grandchildren, Tara (Paul) Wetzel, David (Angela) Koudelka; four great-grandchildren Morgan and Gavin Wetzel, Mya and Chase Koudelka; a sister in law, Marie Reif, Antigo.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Georgian (Edward) Ourada; a brother, Fred (Florence) David; two sisters-in-law, Mildred (Nicholas) Prins, Blanche (Francis) Fischer; two brothers-in-law, Joe Koudelka and Robert Reif.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home.