Elsie Collum, 94, of Traer, formerly of Belle Plaine, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. There will be a graveside family service in the spring of 2014 at Union Cemetery in Murray, Iowa.
She was born January 24, 1919 on the family farm east of Clutier to James and Mary (Hala) Konicek. Elsie attended school in Clutier and married William Lloyd Dick on January 27, 1941, remaining with him until his death on March 24, 1989. Elsie later married Ralph Collum of Belle Plaine. The couple remained married until his death in 1995.
Elsie lived in Belle Plaine until coming to Sunrise Hill in Traer in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Bill, Lester, Stanley; sisters Albina Doupnik, Wilma Yukl; three nephews Ron Konicek Jr., Bill Konicek Jr. and Theo Doupnik Jr. Other survivors include a stepson, Darwin Lehning of Emporia and 3 step-granddaughters and 5 step great-grandchildren.
Hrabak Funeral Home of Belle Plaine provided arrangements.