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Thelma Sevcik

June 1, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Thelma Sevcik, 99, Toledo, died Saturday morning, May 28, at the Carrington Place in Toledo where she had resided since January.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service time. She will be laid to rest at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery north of Toledo. For condolences, please visit

Born on March 22, 1912, at Toledo, she was the daughter of Floyd and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Taylor) Flynn. She received her education in the area of her birth.

On March 4th, 1933, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Sevcik in Toledo. They farmed northeast of Toledo until moving into the town of Toledo in 1943. For a short time, Mrs. Sevcik ran a button cutting machine for the Muscatine Button Company which had a location in Toledo Heights.

She was a member of the Toledo United Methodist Church and the Toledo American Legion Auxiliary as well as a former member of Navy Mothers. She enjoyed gardening, pets (especially English Bulldogs) cooking, canning, and treasured her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children: Juanita (Duane) Freese, rural Toledo, Rex Sevcik, Toledo, Jean (the late Robert) Papesh, Bloomington, Ind., and Tim Sevcik, Chelsea; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In death, she rejoined her beloved Bill who died on Jan. 15th, 1992, brother Leonard (Nellie) Flynn, son Marvin Eugene Sevcik who died at three weeks, son-in-law Robert Papesh and her parents.*

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Thelma Sevcik



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