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Anna Dostal

Anna Dostal, age 99 of Silver Lake, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at Cedar Crest Estates.

Anna was born March 28, 1901, to John and Rosalie (Svihel) Komar in Hale Township, McLeod County, Minn. Her home was on a farm located where Klima's airport was located.

She attended District 69 country school near Swan Lake. As she grew up, she worked in several homes in and near Silver Lake, doing the housework and caring for the children. She also picked berries at a berry farm in Hopkins one summer.

Later, Anna worked in a restaurant in St. Paul after attending the Dunwoody school of cooking.

On Sept. 25, 1928, Anna married Frank A. Dostal at the Presbyterian church in Silver Lake. They made their home on a farm in Hale Township until 1966, and then, moved to Silver Lake.

In 1994, Anna moved to Cedar Crest Estates.

Anna enjoyed gardening, baking, and being outdoors.

When Frank's health started to fail, Anna took care of him at home for five years.

At the time of her death, Anna had reached the age of 99 years, nine months, and 21 days.

She is survived by her son, Arlen, and wife, Grace; grandchildren, Debra Strauss and husband, Jerry, Roxanna Blankenhagen and husband, Mike, Sherry Paschke and fiance, Darryl Kieser, and Kim and wife, Lou; great-grandchildren, Matt, Brian, Dena, and Nick; and a great-great-grandchild, Megan.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; a brother, Emil Komar; and sisters, Alice Isley and Albeana Komar.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m., from Faith Presbyterian Church, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Deanna Reikow officiating. The organist was Dorothy Merrill. Soloist Carrie Knott sang "On Eagle's Wings" and "Amazing Grace." Interment was in the Bohemian National Cemetery, Rich Valley Township.

Casket bearers were Daniel Dostal, David Dostal, Ronald Dostal, Brian Paschke, Matt Strauss, and Nick Dostal.

Arrangements were by Maresh Funeral Home, Silver Lake.

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