GARNER – Margaret M. Hrubes, 95, of Garner died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, May 29th at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan with Fr. Dennis Miller officiating. Lectors will be Darlene Boho and David Hrubes. Music will be provided by organist, Mary Kopacek, who will accompany soloist, Louise Zrostlik. Ushers will be Gene Pavelka and Dawn Houska. Honorary bearers will be Andrew Hrubes, Roy Hrubes, Chuck Hrubes, Sean Boho, Tate Boho and Jim Elling. Casket bearers will be Jerry Pavelka, Bob Pavelka, Jeff Pavelka, Steve Pavelka, Dennis Hrubes and Ron Hrubes. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Duncan.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Thursday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with a combined CD of A, Catholic Workman and Rosary Society rosary at 4:45 P.M. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Margaret Hrubes Memorial Fund.
Margaret Mae Hrubes, the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Zabuensky) Pavelka, was born June 4, 1919 on a farm east of Britt. She graduated from Britt High School in 1937 and after a year at Britt Jr. College taught at Liberty No. 3 country school for two years and Erin No. 1 for one year. On June 10, 1941 she was married to John Hrubes at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan. They farmed south of Duncan until 1979 when they retired and moved into Garner. Her hobbies included gardening, baking, sewing, playing cards, puzzling, crossword puzzles, quilting, and music. Margaret was known as a historian and author.
She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan, Rosary Society, Catholic Workman FCSLA W51 and Catholic Daughters of America – Court Isabella No. 642.
Margaret is survived by her five children, Darlene Boho of Menomonee Falls, WI, Diane (Bill) Elling of Estherville, David (Sharon) Hrubes of Lehigh, Gerry Hrubes of Garner and Dean Hrubes of Britt; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren; a sister, Leona Hrubes of Britt; sisters-in-law, Sheryl Pavelka of Hastings, MN, Evelyn Pavelka of Britt and Mary Trca of Britt; a brother-in-law, Clarence Hrubes of Garner; many nieces and nephews; and friends, especially her friends at Prairie View Apartments.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John, in 1993; son, Kenneth Joseph; son-in-law, Terry Boho; daughter-in-law, Delores Hrubes; grandson, Rod Boho; and brothers, James, Paul and Joe Pavelka.
Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.
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