Henrietta Hekl Klouda, 100, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Living Center East, Cedar Rapids.
Services were held Monday, July 7, at Morgan Funeral Choices in Mount Vernon.
Surviving Henrietta are two daughters: Irene (and Bill) Novak and Jean Zach, both of Ely; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; nine step-great-great-grandchildren; and five step-great-great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Henrietta in death are her husband; a brother Milo Hekl; sisters, Olga Short and Lottie Louvar; a son-in-law Adolph Zach; a great-granddaughter; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.
Henrietta was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Pesina) Hekl. After high school graduation from Washington High School in January of 1932, she married Henry Klouda, June 21, 1932. The couple settled on a farm in Norway and later moved to the Ely area where they farmed. She worked at Armstrong’s Department Store for many years. Henrietta and Henry bought Hank’s Tavern in Ely where Henrietta cooked until their retirement. She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. She was a charter member of the Blue Willow Club for Ladies and a site manager for Senior Dining in Ely.
A memorial fund in Henrietta’s honor has been established
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