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Doris Haskovec

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Doris H. Haskovec, age 83, of Alta Vista, IA, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Alta Vista, IA with Father Mark Murphy celebrating. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, December 2, 2016, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Saturday. Online condolences for Doris' family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Doris Helene Haskovec was born on August 13, 1933, in New Hampton, the daughter of Henry A. and Amalia C. (Glaser) Gilbert. She attended St. Mary's Grade School and High School in North Washington, graduating in 1951. After graduation, Doris was united in marriage to Louis J. Haskovec on June 25, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington. The couple then began farming. In the late 1950's, they moved to the Haskovec family farm with their children, where they remained all their lives. Doris and Louis farmed for many years and were involved in several businesses in the Alta Vista area. They also enjoyed traveling together and spending time at their vacation home in Lansing, IA until Louis's death in 1980. She continued spending time at the river until recently. Doris remained busy and enjoyed working with the public. She loved driving her convertible in local parades. Doris also enjoyed singing, dancing, golfing, caring for her yard, and her time spent at home, especially sitting outside on her farm - her favorite place. What mattered most to Doris was spending time with her family and friends. Doris is survived by her children, Wayne (Sara) Haskovec of Morrison, IA, Joe (Sharon) Haskovec of Goodyear, AZ and LuAnn (Mark) Linderman of Rochester, MN; her grandchildren, Wayne (Toni) Haskovec, Jeremy (Natalie) Haskovec, Tyler (Emmy) Haskovec, Jarrett (Angie) Haskovec, Tara (Mitch) Dvorak, Nolan (Jarrett Corr) Haskovec, Amanda (Keith Conway) Linderman; 19 great-grandchildren; her siblings, MaryAnn Shekelton of New Hampton, Norb (June) Gilbert of Plainfield, IA, Harry (Pat) Gilbert of New Hampton, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Louis Haskovec in September 1980; her great-grandson, Noah Haskovec; one brother, Alvin Gilbert and two sisters, Agnes Lentz and Marceile Christoph.

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  1. Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great cheerleader at wrestling and fun to be with when we bowled. Always a lot of fun.

  2. To the Haskovec family. So sorry to hear your mom passed away. My heart goes out to you all. You can bet shes up there having fun like the old times, and dancing with her sister Marcie (my mom) , once again. Prayers for you all .

  3. I cant even begin to say how sorry I am to hear this news. I loved Dorie very much. Im thankful for all the heart to heart talks, the laughs, and dances. Ill miss her. My thoughts and prayers to her family and all that feel this loss. She will continue to be in my fondest memories.

  4. Oh Doris how many times I laughed with you and how many times Ive seen you make others happy and laugh is countless.I will always remember in my younger days going to dances in the Elma, Alta Vista and Lourdes areas and watching you and Louie dance, you two floated on the dance floor like no one was watching and had so much funRIP Nancy (Bilidt) Deutsch

  5. Our deepest sympathyNever a time that we would see Doris but what we had a great chat about life in general-she truly loved everyone-her family was very important to her-take care- Steve Rosalie Christensen

  6. Our prayers go out to Doris and the whole family.She was a great lady and woman always happy and nice to visit with. She will be missed by many. God Bless Brenda Parks(Rick Kobliska)

  7. Sending Prayers to Doriss Family for Strength Comfort during this sad time of loss. I remember chats at the Bluebird, dances parades. She really had a zest for life, she radiated life. God Bless You All, Deb (Vorwald) Morrison

  8. So sorry for your loss. Im sending my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She will be missed by many!

  9. Sympathy to the family of Doris Haskovec. I am Joe and Barbara Shocks daughter Rita who lived on a farm near Lourdes, IA. from 1937 until 1955. This is how I knew Doris. So Sorry for your loss. Rita Shock Tegland

  10. The fun and laughs I have had with Doris are priceless! I will forever cherish the memories. Rest in paradise my friend!

  11. The sound of her trilling party call will forever be in my heart!! I cant so much as roll an r but she could put a smile on the face of everyone in a room with that one sound! A sweet and beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and loved ones.

  12. To such a wonder friend, who I will always cherish the memories close to my heart, love you, from your Kentucky friend Betsy


  14. Deepest sympathy to The Haskovec family. Her smile is what I will miss the most, it lite up the room. She was always smiling and laughing. Take heart in the fact, that she touched many of our lives.

  15. Oh, Dorie, how we will miss your love and laughter..rest in peace our dear friendPrayers and blessing you your whole family.I know how much you loved them..til we meet again my dear friend. I am sorry we will not be there to see you lovely face one more time, but our memories will go on forever.

  16. Our condolences to the family. Doris loved her family and spoke of you all with great love. Doris loved being with people. My adult children have many great memories of playing pool and dancing with Great Aunt Doris. She loved extended family gatherings especially wedding dances where she could connect with nieces and nephews. She made a point to come see Norbs kids this October. Her plans to come to the wedding dance did not work out. But she called several people to find out if there was something on Sunday so she could see us. We had a great time visiting with her. We all treasure her extra effort to connect with us. Rest In Peace Aunt Doris or rather happy dancing in heaven! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Gene and Peg (Gilbert) Saienga

  17. Such a nice lady and always so friendly. Thoughts and prayers are with you Joe and your family. Norah and kev.

  18. Thinking of all you at this difficult time. Joe used to be my neighbor in Alta Vista, my maiden name is Meirick. Sincerely, Tom Donna Bodensteiner

  19. To the Haskovec Family especially to Luanne. I was shocked to learn of our dear Doriss passing. Words cannot describe her attitude or personality. I spent many fun times as a child with Luanne as a child. Thank you for the fond memories. Luanne, we have not been in contact for many years, but I have had many connections with my Aunt Doris. Like many of the Gilberts – she had a great attitude-Somewhat unique – always positive -loving – fun – and overall just a great person. I just want you all to know she was very special to me. I feel I had a special connection to her. We both loved dancing, laughing, and drinking beer. My last memory of my Aunt Doris was in October when she took time to come to Gilbert Sale Yard to celebrate one of my nieces wedding. It was awesome and special spending time with her. I know that she and her other family members are having a fun time in heaven. I can especially see Marceile and her in heaven connecting. And I know she is embraced with Uncle Louie. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with her and you. Respectfully lovingly submitted ~ LeAnne Gilbert currently living in Lucowici GA

  20. Wayne, Joe LuAnn my thoughts and prays are with you and your families during this difficult time. I always loved your mom, she was a great lady. My God by with her as she reunites with Uncle Luke.

  21. Dorie aka Ms. Hotrod It was a joy to see you each time we were in Alta Vista. We looked forward to your big smile or seeing your hotrod bombing down the road as people held their dogs and sheltered their children. Ha Ha. Our joy ride with Jeanne to check out your wonderful place at sunset was magical, the fire flies , that beautiful pond and all. A.V. will be less bright when we move back for good. The streets of heaven are paved with gold so enjoy your new ride. You are missed dear girl. Sharon Terry Stone

  22. It was always a joy to walk into the Blue Bird on Sunday afternoon to listen to Free and Easy and visit with Dorie. Sometimes we would sing You are my Sonshine with the band, and other times dance. Im sad to see such a kind and thoughtful person go. Lonnie

  23. Joe and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. From the notes I read it sounds like she was quite the lady and not much moss grew under her feet. Im sure she will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary Quint

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