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Edward Kremenak, 103

March 18, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Edward Kremenak, 103, of Clutier, Iowa passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 at Northbrook Manor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Visitation will be 4- 8PM with a time of sharing at 7:30 PM Monday, March 14, 2016 at Hrabak Funeral Service in Belle Plaine, IA. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences can be sent at hrabakfuneralhome.com

A private family graveside will take place at National Cemetery, Vining, IA.

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Edward, the son of Frank and Mary (Lavicka) Kremenak was born November 17, 1912 in rural Clutier, IA. He graduated from Clutier High School in 1931. Following high school he graduated from State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Iowa with his teaching certificate. Ed taught rural school for three years. On June 15, 1943 Ed was married to the love of his life Ollie Blaha, together the couple made their home on the family farm near Clutier. Along with farming, Ed was a rural mail carrier for 45 years, an insurance agent for Bohemian Mutual Ins., and a musician for 84 years, playing the clarinet and saxophone.

Ed and Ollie enjoyed spending time together and traveling. They visited all 48 states, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico, Bermuda, St. Lucia, and most of Europe. He had many hobbies, dancing, playing clarinet and saxophone in different dance bands and polka bands, playing cards with the neighborhood card club, gardening and woodworking.

He was a member of WFLA lodge #104 in Cedar Rapids, and CSA #279 in Vining, rural school director, rural telephone director, and Oneida township trustee.

Ed is survived by his wife Ollie of 72 years; daughter, Kathleen Brundage, of Ely, IA; sons, David (Sharon) Kremenak, of Marengo, IA, Darrell (Gayle) Kremenak, of Laurens, SC; grandchildren, Michelle Brundage, Tom E. Brundage, Melissa (Chris) Abernathey, Ashlyn (Jarron) Christianson; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Juliana, Byron, and Tynley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Tom Brundage, sister, Olga Hartman, 4 brothers-in-law, and a sister-in-law.

Edward always encouraged his children to play music and be involved in sports. Ed had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with his family. He will be missed dearly. *

 
 

 

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