Helen Hrdlicka 1919-2013

Posted January 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Helen Hrdlicka 1919-2013

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Helen Hrdlicka, 93, of Miller, S.D., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Ann Catholic Church, Miller with Father Chester Murtha, celebrant. Burial followed at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.

Helen was born January 26, 1919, to Emil and Rose (Petrik) Chytka in Wagner, S.D. She attended school through the eighth grade. She lived in southern and central South Dakota before residing in Miller the remaining portion of her life.

On August 23, 1955, she married Lawrence T. Hrdlicka in Luverne, Minn. She worked as a cook at Lips Café for 23 years before retiring at the age of 79. Her family was her pride and joy. She loved cooking, gardening and anything from raising chickens to picking geese and milking cows.

Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Lawrence of Miller; her nine children, Jean (Lloyd) Myears of Green Ridge, Mo., Ed (Shirley) Sell of Miller, Larry (Donna) Sell of Redfield, Sharon (Jim) Davis of Rockham, Shirley (Robert) Peterman of Miller, Robert Sell of St. Lawrence, Linda (Rich) Clark of Gettysburg, Tina (Bob) Danielson of Miller and Diane (Tim) Goetz of Miller; two sisters, Rose (Henry) Prien of Tripp and Emily Vandemheen of Florida; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many grand-dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and one step-brother.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Helen’s arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net.