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Henry R Martinek

Male 1905 - 2002  (97 years)


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Henry Martinek

Henry R. Martinek, 97, Rossville, died Monday, June 10, 2002, at a Topeka hospital.

He was born February 14, 1905, near Rossville, the son of Vincent and Agnes Simecka Martinek.

He lived all his life in the Rossville community. He attended Victor 101 School. He had farmed and later worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and at the dehydrator plant in Rossville. He worked at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka from 1952 until he retired in 1971. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Delia, and St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Rossville.

On June 26, 1929, he married Regina Marie Ryan in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys. She died on July 3, 1989. A daughter, Agnes White, died Jan. 8, 1998. A son, Henry R. Martinek Jr., died in 1941, and a granddaughter, Kathy Brinkman, died Oct. 21, 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Schumaker, St. Marys, and Jo Copeland, Rossville; a son Vincent Martinek, Topeka; a sister, Helen Macha, Rossville; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Rossville. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys 66536.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Building Fund and sent in care of the funeral home.

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