Frances Rokusek, TaborFrances R. Rokusek, 94, Tabor, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Avera St. Michael’s Nursing Home, Tyndall.
Frances R. Rokusek, 94, Tabor, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Avera St. Michael’s Nursing Home, Tyndall.
She was born on March 7, 1917.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with the Rev. Joe Forcelle and Msgr, Carlton Hermann officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel, Tabor, with a 7 p.m. wake service. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Frances was born in Brainard, Neb., to John and Frances (Novak) Fiala. She was one of three children.
Frances graduated from Crete (Neb.) High School and married James Rokusek on March 25, 1940, in Oakes, N.D.
James was her lifelong soul partner whom she cherished forever.
Frances and Jim spent 47 summers at Okoboji, selling Sno Kones and Carmel Corn. The winter months were spent in Tabor at the Wonder Shop.
She was a member of Tabor Chamber of Commerce, Czech Heritage Society, Catholic Sokol Social Club, Tabor Senior Citizens Center and a lifelong member of St. Wenceslaus Parish and Altar Society.
She was a member of Kortan-Hatwan American Legion Auxiliary, of which she held many different offices and was especially honored to be chaplain.
She is survived by her son, Tom (Norma) Rokusek, George, Iowa; a daughter, Kay (Dave) Kline, Mitchell; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; parents, a sister, Alice (Fiala) Rokusek; and a brother, John Fiala.