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Evelyn June Zmolek

August 15, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Evelyn June Zmolek, 95, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 19, 2019, at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Dennis Conway as celebrant. Friends may greet the family on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church prior to the Mass, or following the Mass at the Church Parish Hall, where lunch will be served. Private Family Interment will follow the luncheon at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in rural Clutier.

Evelyn was born on June 24, 1924 in rural Toledo, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and Emma (Drahos) Balvin.

She graduated from Toledo High School in 1942.

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Evelyn June Zmolek

On August 24, 1943, she was united in marriage to Jerry Zmolek at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clutier. They farmed in the Toledo area. Evelyn was formerly was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church and currently St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama where she was a member of the Rosary Society and CCW. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Evelyn enjoyed crafting and crocheting.

Survivors include five children, Delores (Ken) Poe of Conrad, Patricia (Mike) Habenschuss of Charleston, WV, Dave (Denise) Zmolek of Fairfax, Mark Zmolek of Tama, and Cindy (Zenon) Quintela of Santa Fe, TX; one son-in-law, Roger Bonlander of Marion; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother, Leonard (Florence) Balvin of Chelsea; one sister-in-law, Josephine Balvin of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry; one daughter, Susan Bonlander; two grandsons, Sam Zmolek and Anthony Zmolek; one brother, Allen Balvin; one sister, Wilma Malina; and one daughter-in-law, Carol Zmolek.

A memorial fund will be established.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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