Pfc. Louis Frank Havlichek

April 20, 1925–December 20, 1944

Service #: 37674462
Residence: Jones, Iowa
Education: 1 year college
Occupation: *****
Marital Status: Single, no dependents
Enlistment Date: July 6, 1943
Enlistment Place: Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa
Service/Unit: 103rd division, Seventh army
Awards: *****
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello, Iowa, Plot: *072-6

Memorial Services Held Last Sunday

Memorial services were held Sunday evening, February 18, at the Presbyterian church in Monticello, in honor of Pfc. Louis Frank Havlichek, 19, who was killed in action with the 103rd division of the Seventh army in Germany December 20.

Services were conducted by his pastor, Dr. William J. Grossheim, who used as his sermon topic "For Whom The Bell Tolls." Special music was rendered by the Presbyterian choir.

In honor of Pfc. Havlichek, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion together with the auxiliaries of both groups, attended the services in a body. The esteem in which Pfc. Havlichek was held was evidenced by the large group of people who filled the church, and by the beautiful floral offerings. Roy Jacque commander of the American Legion, and Oliver Harford, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, participated in the services.

The chaplain who officiated at the burial service for Pfc. Havlichek also officiated at the burial of Cpl. Technician Ernest Bohlken, who was killed in Germany December 15.

Pfc. Havlichek was born in Monticello April 20, 1925, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Havlichek. Following his graduation from the Monticello public school in 1942, he attended Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls.

He entered the U. S. Service in July 1943, and went overseas in October, 1944. At the time of his death, he was serving with the infantry in the 103rd division of the Seventh army, which was engaged in the break through into Germany.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. W. R. Luscaleet, Fort Sill, Okla., Mrs. Donald Mouw, Sacramento, Calif., and Miss Alaine Havlichek of Des Moines, all of whom were able to attend the memorial service Sunday evening.

Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, February 22, 1945