Norman J. Vorlicek

Funeral services for Norman J. Vorlicek, 82, of Silver Lake were held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with the Rev. Robert Mraz officiating.

Mr. Vorlicek died on Nov. 1, 1998, at Glencoe Area Health Center's long-term care facility.

Organist was Alice Nowak, and the Holy Family Adult Choir sang. Nowak also played the accordion while Jean Pilarski sang "Lord Receive Thy Servant." Congregational hymns were "For All the Saints," "Amazing Grace," "Be Not Afraid" and "How Great Thou Art."

Lector and eucharistic minister was a niece, Rosalie Knott.

Pallbearers were grandson, Paul Pilarski; nephews, Henry Vorlicek Jr., Don Kasprzyk and Bill Yeckout; and relatives, Loren Jilek and David Knott. Interment was in St. Adalbert's Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Mr. Vorlicek was born on Oct. 6, 1916, on the family farm in Hale Township to John and Josephine (Smida) Vorlicek. He received his education at District 80, Hale Township.

He lived and worked from the age 16 on the family farm with his mother.

On Sept. 10, 1940, Mr. Vorlicek was united in marriage to Clara Kasprzyk at St. Adalbert's Church in Silver Lake.

They farmed until they retired in January 1979. The Vorliceks moved to Silver Lake in 1982.

Mr. Vorlicek enjoyed farming and caring for animals. His interests included fishing with family, old-time music, dancing, visiting, traveling and keeping up with current events.

On Feb. 3, 1995, Mr. Vorlicek was stricken by a massive stroke that paralyzed his entire right side.

Survivors include his wife, Clara; son, Larry Vorlicek and wife, Judy, of Eden Prairie; daughter Jean Pilarski and husband, Glenn, of Delano; grandchildren, Michael and Kathleen Vorlicek, Ann Pilarski Alvord and husband, Mike, of St. Joseph, Paul and Sara Pilarski; and great-grandson, Ben Alvord; brother-in-law, Adam Kasprzyk; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Henry Vorlicek; sister, Agnes Telecky; nephew, Earl Telecky; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake handled arrangements.

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