Passes Away Here Tuesday
Funeral Was Held Today at Sacred Heart Church
|Thomas Kula, aged resident of this city, passed away at his home Tuesday morning folowing an illness of several weeks. Inflamation of the heart and kidneys was given as the cause.
Mr. Kula was born in Bohemia in April, 1843. He came to this country at the age of fifteen years and first settled near Prairieburg, Iowa. On January 16th,1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Lena Holub and to this union was born seven children. His wife and three children have preceded him in death. Those who are living are Joseph at Prairieburg, Mrs. Mary Lawrence, Anamosa, Anna Chambers at Monticello and Louis of this place. On September 13th, 1890 he was united to Veronika Divoky and three children came to bless this union. Rose Kula of Chicago and Antone living here. One daughter Christine Schneider, passed away March 17th, 1925 and his wife answered her final summons in July, 1916.
In 1897, the family came to Oxford Junction from Rock Island, Texas, where they had lived for about five years. Since that time this community has been the home in which he had lived for the past thirty years. Known by practically all in this section he carried the respect of the many friends. He was a man of quiet disposition, unassuming in his ways, and the declining years was spent in quiet retrospect of a life well lived.
Funeral Services were held today at the Sacred Heart Church of which he was a devout member with the Rev. Panek officiating. Internment will be made in the Mayflower cemetary.
Submitted by: Steve Hanken
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