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Daniel Tvrdik, 91

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Daniel Mathew Tvrdik, 91, died February 22, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

Daniel was born July 26, 1917 in Lake Mary Township, Douglas County, to Joseph and Antonia (Dynda) Tvrdik. He attended District 13 in Lake Mary Township through the 8th grade. Daniel worked on the farm with his father and bought his own farm in 1940 where he and his brother, Eugene, lived until Daniel got married.

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Daniel was united in marriage to Evelyn Brezina on December 11, 1940 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria. To this union they were blessed with six children. The family farmed throughout their life with Daniel retiring in 1982, but continued to help his sons farm.

Daniel belonged to the Eagles Lodge in Alexandria. He enjoyed visiting with people, reading Western books, farming, and working with draft horses.

He is survived by wife, Evelyn; sons, Dale (Lynn) Tvrdik, Loren (Nadine) Tvrdik, Leslie Tvrdik, Norman (Susan) Tvrdik; daughters, Bernice (Donald) Trousil and Ruth (Raymond) Willett; grandsons, Frank (Lori) Trousil, Matthew (Kelly) Lurken-Tvrdik, Andrew Tvrdik, Timothy Tvrdik and Gregory Tvrdik; granddaughters, Laurie Trousil and Tracie (Jeff) Crouse; stepgrandsons, Jason (Cathy) and Ryan Willett; and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene Tvrdik, Jerry Tvrdik and Lawrence (Gwen) Tvrdik; brothers-in-law, Wayne Ganske and Roy Kalina.

Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Antonia; sisters, Adeline Kalina and Joan Ganske; sisters-in-law, Leona Tvrdik and Patricia Tvrdik.

A funeral service was held February 26 at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherry Billberg officiating. Music was provided by Randy Morken, organist and Patrick Kalina, soloist. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery. Casket bearers were Frank Trousil, Matthew Lurken-Tvrdik, Andrew Tvrdik, Timothy Tvrdik, Gregory Tvrdik and Jeff Crouse. Honorary casket bearers were Laurie Trousil and Tracie Crouse.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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