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Clarence Shatek

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Clarence Joseph Shatek, age 91 of Elma, IA passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at Colonial Manor of Elma. Clarence the son of Joseph and Mary (Komarek) Shatek was born December 18, 1923 on the family farm in rural Elma. He attended the Paris Township country school where he graduated the eighth grade. Following school he went to work on the family farm. On August 28, 1945 he was united in marriage to Mildred Haskovec at Our Lady Lourdes Catholic Church. Together the couple raised three children on their farm near Lourdes, IA. Clarence had many hobbies, he loved listening to old time music, fishing, dancing, spending time in his shop, and most of all he enjoyed the moments with his family. He was a member of Our Lady Lourdes Church where he was very active. Clarence is survived by his sons Ron (Kate) Shatek of Annandale, MN, Larry (Joyce) Shatek of Stewartville, MN; daughter Betty (Glen) Roethler of Alta Vista, IA; sister Celia Kapler of Cresco, IA; brothers, Joe Shatek of Ft. Atkinson, IA, Leonard Shatek of Lourdes, IA, John (Margaret) Shatek of Lourdes, IA; grandchildren, Rhonda, Travis, Teresa, Rebecca, Nick, Andy, Staci, and Adam; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Shatek; brothers, Edward Shatek, and Francis Shatek.

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  1. Betty, Glen and family, We are so sorry to hear about Clarence. What a dear man he was! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Karen Olin

  2. Betty, Ron, and families, Our prayers and sympathy to all of you in the loss of you father and grandfather. He is now at peace with his Heavenly Father.

  3. My prayers and sympathy go out to you and all your family at this time of your Dads passing. He is at peace and God has another special angel in heaven.

  4. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrows overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 652) Sorry for your loss.

  5. We send our sympathy to Ron, Betty, Larry families. Growing up, it was good to be around both Clarence and Mildred at Shatek gatherings with Bonnie Fritz. Euchre time in heavenSincerely, John Becky Burgart

  6. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF CLARENCE. HE ALWAYS ENJOYED MY OLD TIME MUSIC AT THE CARE HOME EACH MONTH. WE WILL ALL MISS HIM. R. I. P. CLARENCE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. FROM TIM THE MUSIC MAN . TIM AND CINDY HOWLAND PROTIVIN IOWA.

  7. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you in the loss of your father. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, but it is of some consolation to know that your Mom and Dad are now together again and are no longer suffering. May God give you the strength to cope with your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan and Marian Palmersheim

  8. We wanted to extend our sympathy to the family. He lived a full life and impacted all your lives. Cherish your memories. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  9. Ron, Betty, Larry so sorry for your loss we didnt know until noon today that your wonderful father passed away. We have very fond memories of you dad your mom they always treated us with kindness when ever we came across each other shopping or at a event, they always seems pleased to see us and would visit with us. Our most cherished memories are watching the two of them dancing, they just flowed across the floor smiling and enjoying each others company. We would like to think that is what they are doing right now in their heavenly home 🙂 Take care of yourselves. Love Rosalyn Melvin Miller

  10. Thoughts and prayers with you, Ron, Betty and Larry. We did not know of the passing of your father until this evening. May you always remember the wonderful and fun times you had with your parents. Dean and Jane Mai

  11. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrows overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 652) Sorry for your loss

  12. Sympathy to the family of Clarence Shatek. My parents Joe and Barbara Shock were their neighbors until they moved to Cresco, Iowa. Rita (Shock) and Dean Tegland


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