Elsie E. Popelka, 84 of rural Clutier died Wednesday, June 20, 2010 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Services were held Saturday, July 3 at Overton Funeral Home in Traer. Burial was at National Cemetery in Vining.
Elsie Emily Popelka was born June 27, 1926 in Chelsea, Iowa to Frank and Mary (Zavodsky) Kolosh. She attended and graduated from Toledo High School. On January 3, 1946 she was united in marriage to Frank Popelka at the home of her parents. They made their home on a farm west of Clutier all their married life and Elsie continued to live on the farm after Frank's death in 1994. For a short period of time Elsie made her home at Carrington Place in Toledo until she entered Covenant Medical Center where her death came on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at the age of 84. Elsie loved to mow lawn, work in her flower garden and she missed her dog Annie. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank. Elsie is survived by three sons; Richard (Diane) of Traer, Larry (Marilyn) of Clutier and Steve (Diane) of Clutier; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.