Agnes Prchal, 89On Friday, May 7, 2010 Agnes Margaret Prchal died quietly at her home at the age of 89.
On Friday, May 7, 2010 Agnes Margaret Prchal died quietly at her home at the age of 89.
Agnes was born September 11, 1920 in Hudson Township, the daughter of Frank Sr. and Anna (Brezina) Yanda. She was raised in Hudson Township and attended school in District 3. Agnes graduated from Alexandria High School.
On November 30, 1938 Agnes was united in marriage to Edward Prchal. The couple purchased a farm from Ed’s parents and made their home on it. In 1968 they sold most of their farm when Interstate 94 divided it. The Barn at the Holiday Inn was the original Prchal barn. Ed and Agnes kept a corner of land south of the Interstate where they built a home for themselves. After Ed’s death in 2003 Agnes continued living at home.
Agnes and Ed enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. They made many road trips to see America. The couple also spent winters in Florida and Texas. Agnes enjoyed doing embroidery, crocheting and craftwork. Agnes and Ed would walk a path behind their home, three miles a day in any weather. They were also very proud of their home and worked hard to make it nice. After Ed’s death Agnes continued to mow the lawn on a riding tractor. Agnes also loved gardening and kept a very large flower and rose garden in her backyard. She raised vegetables too, which she often gave away to neighbors and family. Agnes enjoyed baking and was known for her kolaches. Agnes was a very independent woman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Prchal; her brother, Frank Yanda Jr. (2006); and her sister, Lillian Gerdes (1988).
Agnes is survived by her niece, Carolyn Chlian and husband, John, of Forada; great-nephews, Brian Chlian and fiancée, Sara Froemming and Jeffrey Chlian and wife, Holly; great-niece, Patricia Bengford and husband, Craig; great-great-niece, Addison; great-great-nephews, Mitchell and Wyatt; and two godchildren, Dorothy Hlinsky and Irene (Frank) Pronek.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Alexandria. The Rev. Scott Keehn will officiate. Music will be provided by Diane Alveshere. Interment will follow at Lake Mary Cemetery. Pallbearers include Jane Johnson, Karen Slom, David Johnson, Kolleen Roth and Keith Norling.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.