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Viola Alice Stanek

June 20, 2014
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Viola Alice Stanek, 92, formerly of Keystone, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Memorial services will be 1:30 pm Tuesday, June 24, at Hrabak Funeral Home by Rev Steve Hubbell. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine..

She was born May 30, 1921, in Tama, to the late Edward and Barbara (Prusha) Suchanek. Viola taught school in various area one room school houses as a young woman. Later, she helped with the farm near Keystone, Iowa. She raised her family and spent most of her life in Iowa before moving to Oklahoma in 2007. Viola was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine. She enjoyed growing African Violets, growing tomatoes and watching Soap Operas. Viola was preceded in death by her parents, husband, William Stanek, a daughter, Debbie Phillips, a brother, Edward Suchanek and a grandchild, Jezreel Rehberg.

Survivors include her son, David Stanek, Sr. of Beggs, five grandchildren, David Stanek, Jr. and Chase Stanek, both of Beggs, Joshua McMurray of Meadville, Pa., Jami Hall (Stewart) of North Liberty, Iowa, and Jodi Rehberg of Cedar Rapids,a sister, Helen Sevcik of Clutier, a brother, Paul Suchanek of Tama, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Viola Alice Stanek

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prevent Blindness American Organization or Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Viola's Tribute Page of our website at



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