Milo C. Nekola, 84, Toledo, died Thurs., March 18, 2010, at his home following a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Tama, by Fr. Michael Mescher. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pat Sauer was the cantor and organist.
He was born Nov. 29, 1925, to Charlie and Mary (Dostal) Nekola in Toledo. He attended country school through the eighth grade in rural Toledo. Jan. 16, 1951, he married Gladys Benda.
He was born and lived on the same farm all his life. He was a dedicated farmer. He held an office for Catholic Workman; a member of N.F.O.; and a trustee of Bohemian Insurance.
He enjoyed the farm life, raising row crops and their own vegetables, he always planted enough and would share produce with others. Once he retired he was able to travel and some of the trips were to the Middle East and Europe, he would also travel with Gladys on Amtrack around the USA.
He enjoyed threshing machines, trains and steam engines. Also fishing trips with the kids and Gladys. Polka music was his favorite and he would travel to a number of Polka Festivals. While traveling they would see the sites and try new restaurants and visit relatives along the way. Family gatherings were special times and seeing the kids and grandkids he would enjoy.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys; children, Suzanne, Toledo, Geri (Jeff) Doyle, Newton, Regina (Casey) Hild, Atlanta, Ga., and Lorraine (Jon) Howard, Omaha, Rex Nekola, Toledo; sisters, Agnes Kalina, Elberon and Pauline Dvorak, Clutier; six grandchildren; exchange student, Juan, Lima, Peru.
A memorial fund has been established.
Hrabak Funeral Home, Belle Plaine , was in charge of the arrangements.