Emma M. Pranskunas, 91, of Prairieburg, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Mass was held April 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Prairieburg by Father Wayne Droessler. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Prairieburg.
Local survivors include nephew, Joseph (Jo) Hogarty of North Liberty.
Emma was born Nov. 18, 1920, to George and Magdalene Pranskunas, the eldest of three daughters. Emma graduated from Central City High School in 1938. After graduation, Emma worked at Iowa National Insurance and several offices in Cedar Rapids, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society. As a young girl, Emma’s immigrant parents from Lithuania relied on her to translate documents and navigate the English language for them.
A memorial fund has been established for St. Joseph Cemetery.
Please sign the online guest book for Emma at www.murdochfuneralhome.com  under obituaries.