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Elsie M. Cecrle

Female 1920 - 2014  (93 years)


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  • Name Elsie M. Cecrle  [1, 2, 3
    Born 16 Dec 1920  Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 May 2014  Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Bohemian National Cemetery (Milligan South), Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • After graduating from high school, Elsie moved to Omaha. She worked for awhile as a domestic, and in May, 1942 obtained a clerical position with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, where she was employed until 1946. At that time she transferred to the War Assets Administration. In 1948, she began her employment with the State of Nebraska in the Bureau of Vital Statistics. As of 1988, she was Assistant Director of the Bureau. Elsie remained actively involved in Czech heritage organizations, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. (Milligan, p 244).

      Dennis Belohlavy emailed that the Wilber (NE) Republican news reported on December 8 that she was celebrating her Ninetieth birthday, being born on December 16, 1920.

      Dennis also emailed her obituary, below, as was published in the 14 May 2014 Lincoln Journal Star.

      Elsie M. Cecrle, age 93, Lincoln, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Lincoln. Born Dec. 16, 1920 to Joseph & Mary (Kasik) Cecrle in Milligan.

      Survivors: sisters, Blanche Capek of Milligan, Mary Ann Kronhofman of Tobias; special friend, Donal E. "Sarge" Finn; nieces & nephews.

      Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Milligan with Father David Bourek officiating. Rosary service: 10 a.m. Friday at the church, prior to the funeral mass. No public visitation, cremation. Memorials in care of the family. Private family graveside services: Bohemian National Cemetery, Milligan. Condolences may be left at  www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com

      More complete obituary, from the Farmer and Son website, below:

      Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 16, 2014, at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Milligan, Nebraska. Rosary service will be held 10 a.m., Friday, at the church, prior to the funeral mass. Private family graveside will be held at the Bohemian National Cemetery, Milligan, Nebraska. No public visitation-cremation. Memorials are in care of Elsie's family.
      Elsie Marie Cecrle was born to Joseph V. Cecrle and Mary (Kasik) Cecrle on December 16, 1920. She passed away May 4, 2014 at the Legacy Terrace in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 93 years, 4 months and 18 days.
      Elsie graduated from Ohiowa Public School in 1938.  Upon graduation, she moved to Omaha, NE, where she worked in the offices of the United States Corps of Engineers and the War Assets Administration.  She than moved to Lincoln, NE and began her long time career with the Nebraska State Health Department on April 2, 1948.  She started out as a clerk and was the Assistant Director of Vital Statistics at the time of her retirement on April 30th, 1993.
      Elsie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lincoln, NE and the St. Francis Altar Society Circle.  She was interested in preserving her Czech heritage, and as a result was involved in numerous ethnic groups throughout the state.  Of particular interest to Elsie were the local and State Czech Queen Pageants, which she helped coordinate.  She was proud of her association with the Czech singing group, the Capital City Czech Choraliers, which she was a charter member.  She continued to participate in the activities of these groups after her retirement. Elsie was also involved with the Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln, Nebraska Czech Inc., the Heritage League of Lincoln and the Nebraska Public Health Association.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Milligan, NE, the Eight and Forty in Lincoln and the Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge 76 of Milligan.
      She was preceded in death by her Parents, Joseph 1955, Mary 1980, brother Rudolph 1975, sister Emilye 1983, brother Joseph 2004, sister Rose 2007 and an infant brother at birth.
      She is survived by sisters Blanche Capek and Mary Ann Kronhofman, special friend Donal E "Sarge" Finn and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
    Person ID I3058  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Josef V. "Joseph" Cecrle,   b. 5 Feb 1880, Nové Strašecí, Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1955, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary Kasik,   b. 2 Oct 1892, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1980, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1909  [1
    Family ID F1802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1920 - Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 2014 - Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bohemian National Cemetery (Milligan South), Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S219] Milligan Centennial History Book Committee HISTORY OF MILLIGAN, NEBRASKA 1888-1988 (Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO), p 246 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Nebraska, Fillmore County, Glengary Twp Enumerated 8 Apr 1930 ED 30-17 SD 11 Sheet 4A 69-70 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S548] Belohlavy, Dennis (belohdb@windstream.net) "Family Tree of Dennis L. and Rebecca J. "Becky" (Arnold) Belohlavy ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=belohlavy).