The Lusk Herald
June 24, 1965
Charles Podolak, 74, Dies Sunday
Charles Podolak, 74, died Sunday at his home in Torrington following an illness of several months.
The Rev. Marion Hixson of the First Methodist Church officiated at the services which were held from Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington this Wednesday. Mrs. Dorothy Fritz sang "Beyond the Sunset" "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Active pallbearers were Rudy Ruthar Jr., James Walla, Dick Glandt, Ernest Splitgerber, Otto Vondra, and Mahlon Peterson. Honorary pallbearers were Rudy Ruthar, Sr., Asa Ruth, Ferd Price, Faye Stiles, Russell Foote, Alva Stevenson, Gene Browder, Jim Shoults, Harry Benshoof, Carl Bales, Reuben Hahn, Earl Peet, Jim Shane, Andrew McMaster, Bill Glandt, Martin Glandt, J. L. Vondra, Paul Neimack, Harry Burnham, Anton Chaha, Charles Hansen, Fred Damrow, Pete Owens, Ira Murphy, Fred Lutz, Lake Harris, George Siebken, Edward Allen and Ben Sturman.
Charles Podolak was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and came to America at the age of 18. He came to Wyoming in 1914 where he homesteaded 20 miles south of Lusk in the Prairie Center Community. In 1937 he retired and he and his wife Nettie moved to Torrington.
Survivors include his wife, a son Frank of Lusk, two grandchildren Ronald and Mrs. Janice Sturman of Lusk, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one great grandson, four brothers and two sisters.
Ruth Brinkel (Date Unknown - May 14, 1982)Helena C. Britton (June 12, 1887 - July 8, 1958)Howard Chester Britton (December 24, 1883 - October 21, 1959)Fay Brunckhorst (February 15, 1891 - May 11, 1976)William F. Brunckhorst (January 4, 1885 - January 11, 1965)Breyden Emilia Hales (March 3, 1995 - August 31, 1996)William Sanford Hales (December 29, 1921 - March 31, 2014)Wyoma Fay Hales (February 15, 1924 - April 27, 2002)Bertha Parker (April 17, 1896 - July 15, 1968)Alice Marie Podolak (December 11, 1911 - February 21, 1994)Frank Charles Podolak (December 8, 1912 - December 11, 1993)Nettie Podolak (April 14, 1893 - August 8, 1976)Annie Amelia Porter (May 22, 1863 - January 13, 1940)Ford Earl Porter (November 24, 1921 - June 23, 1996)Glen Wilson Porter (March 26, 1924 - August 5, 1949)Ivah Hurt Porter (January 20, 1916 - January 12, 2004)John Bernard Porter (April 23, 1939 - December 23, 2008)Wallace Ford Porter (July 4, 1897 - September 8, 1971)Harry Allen Sides (September 17, 1915 - September 27, 1972)Bernhard Anton Siekert (January 17, 1889 - March 28, 1958)Gerald Lee Sturman (June 20, 1935 - November 6, 1984)Janice Lorraine Sturman (March 31, 1939 - March 5, 2015)Alice Joan Wendt (December 14, 1934 - April 12, 1935)
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