Mildred Helen Pistulka Cerny
- Born: 28 Aug 1911, Herrick, SD
- Marriage (1): Frank Benedict Cerny on 7 Feb 1934 in Fairfax, SD
- Marriage (2): Frank Benedict Cerny
- Died: 17 Aug 2003, Madison, NE - Countryside Home at age 91
- Buried: 21 Aug 2003, St. Ludger Cemetery - Creighton, NE.
A note from daughter-in-law Julia Sukup Cerny. Grandma made the best fried chicken. And no matter what, it was hard to duplicate her recipe. She also made a
wonderful plum dumpling dessert. And that recipe wasn't written down either! The plum dumpling dessert was made with a biscuit-type dough that had a little sugar in it. The dough was rolled out, cut into squares and the plums placed inside and the dough pinched together to form little pockets. The sauce was the plum juice with sugar, then baked in the oven until plum dumplings were golden brown. We usually topped it with real cream. It was wonderful!
Grandma also made a slightly thickened hot brown sugar sauce that she put on a yellow cake. Grandma had lots of recipes that must have been taught to her by her Mother-- Lydia Pistulka.
Since Mildred moved to Madison Countryside Home in 1998, we were able to visit her often. She always knew us by name and our visits were pleasurable. At the last she often talked about her parents and husband Frank.
Mildred's husband Frank Cerny passed away 7 days before his 92nd birthday and Mildred passed away 11 days before her 92nd birthday.
Obituary of Mildred Helen Pistulka Cerny:
Services for Mildred Cerny, 91, formerly of Creighton will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug 21, at St. Ludger Catholic Church here. The Rev. Keith Rezac will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton with a 7:30 p.m. wake.
She died Aunday, Aug 17, 2003 at Countryside Home in Madison.
The daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Humpal) Pistulka was born Aug. 28, 1911 at Herrick, SD. She attended rural school.
She married Frank Cerny on Feb 7, 1934 at Fairfax, SD.
Mrs. Cerny was a member of St. Ludger Catholic Church.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Frank and Betty of Owosso, Mi, Thomas and Pam of Ralston, Raymond and Pat of Kearney and Eugene and Julia of Madison; one daughter and her husband Midge and Don Effle of Norfolk; one brother Ed Pistulka of Bonesteel, SD; 16 grandchildredn and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by her husband in 1997 and one sister.
The following Eulogy to Mom Cerny was read by Diane Cerny Kohler at her funeral August 21, 2003 at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton, NE.
God invites everyone to come work in his Vineyard. His reward is the same to all people, whether you work a short time or a long time.
Mildred worked all her life in the Vineyard of the Lord. The Church, attending services, and prayers were top priorities in her life. She seemed to always have a rosary with her and in her last years the rosary was her necklace. The rosary was her last prayer before death. She insisted that all family members attend church. She prepared numerous meals, washed lots of clothes, cleaned house, and did gardening and numerous other chores. She did all this without modern appliances and instant food that is available today. She also took care of the needs of five children, which took a lot of her time and energy.
Mildred enjoyed listening to the radio. Some of her faborite programs were Kitchen Klatter, Don McNeal's Breakfast Club, George Burns, Jerman's Farm Report, Amos & Andy, Amateur Hour, Jack Benny, Grocho Marx and other programs.
Mildred had her share of illness and operations. She accepted them as a part of her life. She was blessed with a high tolerance for pain. All her life Mildred set aside time for prayer and meditation. Mom always talked about home and family. Having family reunions with all the relations were some of her most happy times. But home was the place Mom felt the most comfortable. Home was a wonderful place for her to be. There she had friends and family and love. On August 17, 2003 God invited Mildred to His Heavenly Home.
As we say farewell to Mildred, we are assured that we will agains see her. We love her and appreciate all that she did for us. Just maybe Mom gave us a hint of what Heaven is like. Maybe it is like coming home. May God Bless Her and keep Her in His loving Care. Amen.
Mildred married Frank Benedict Cerny, son of Frank Cerny and Anastasia Nezveda Cerny, on 7 Feb 1934 in Fairfax, SD. (Frank Benedict Cerny was born on 27 Jan 1905 in Butte, NE, died on 20 Jan 1997 in Norfolk, NE and was buried in St. Ludger Cemetery - Creighton, NE..)
Mildred next married Frank Benedict Cerny, son of Frank Cerny and Anastasia Nezveda Cerny. (Frank Benedict Cerny was born on 27 Jan 1905 in Butte, NE, died on 20 Jan 1997 in Norfolk, NE and was buried in St. Ludger Cemetery - Creighton, NE..)