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Rosa Harazim Podolak
November 18, 1854–February 12, 1944
Former O. J. Pioneer Dies in Chicago

The funeral of Mrs. Rosalie Podolak, who died in Chicago Saturday, where she had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Carl S. Carter was held at the Hayden funeral home Tuesday, with Rev. Fred Maurer delivering the address and Antone Vanicek reading the service of Z.C.B.J. lodge. Bearers were Frank Koranda, Frank Nowachek, John Sazma, John Burda, James Peckosh and Charles Slouha. Singers were Mesdames Doretta Hodoval, Elsie Meade, Vera Vaughn, accompanied by Mrs. Emma Schwab.
Burial was in Mayflower Cemetery
Rosalie Podolak was born in Bohemia November 18, 1854, and came to America in 1872, direct to Oxford Junction. She became the wife of Martin Podolak October 31, 1876, and made Oxford Junction her home until the death of her husband ten years ago. Since then she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Carl S. Carter of Chicago.
Mrs. Podolak was the last charter member of Z.C.B.J. lodge. Both she and her husband worked for the interests and welfare of that lodge. She was also one of the original group who organized the local cemetery association.
There were born to the Podolaks six children, two sons, John and Louis, who preceded them in death. Surviving and mourning there loss are Mrs. Marie Newton, Mrs. Anna Carter, Miss Rose Podolak, all of Chicago, and Edward Podolak of Maquoketa. Two grandchildren, Mrs. Pauline Wight of Glenview, Ill. and Mrs. Doris Moses of Center Junction, and two great grandchildren, Joan and Barbara Wight.
Mrs. Podolak devoted her entire life to her family and was held in high esteem during the long years of her residence in this city, being well remembered by the older residents, as was shown by the beautiful floral offerings

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Source: Oxford Junction Mirror, February 17, 1944.

Rosalie Podolak, Feb. 12, late of 4739 Jackson boulevard, beloved wife of the late Martin Podolak, fond mother of Mrs. Marie Newton, Mrs. Ann Carter, Rose and Edward Podolak. Resting at funeral home, 4817 Chicago avenue. Services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Oxford Junction, Ia. Interment Mayflower cemetery.
Mass Card

IN MEMORY OF ROSA PODOLAK
BORNSuchdol, Bohemia, November 18, 1854
ENTERED INTO RESTChicago, Ill., February 12, 1944
SERVICES ATHayden Funeral Home, February 15, 1944
CLERGYMANRev. Fred C. Maurer,
Antone Vanicek for Z.C.B.J. Lodge
SINGERSMrs. Doretta Hodoval, Mrs. Elsie Meade,
Mrs. Vera Vaughn. Mrs. Emma Schwab, Pianist
FINAL RESTING PLACEMayflower Cemetery, February 15, 1944
CASKET BEARERSFrank Koranda, John Burda, Frank Nowachek,
James Peckosh, John Sazma, Charles Slouha

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Source: Chicago Tribune, February 13, 1944.
Note: Illinois Death Index Cert. #: 0004677 1944-02-12 COOK CHICAGO. Chicago Tribune Record Number: 19440213dn134

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