Our mother’s [Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky] body was sent to Dubuque for burial. I went with Aunt Norma – our mother’s wish. Our dad [Jack Strelesky] and Eunice, Alice and Herb … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 6 of 6
The Final Story of Shep, the dog This is a story my dad told me when the family lived in Omaha. Eunice and I weren’t born yet. The family had … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 4 of 6
One Christmas Aunt Norma spent with us. There were a lot of letters going back and forth between Alice Strelesky and Dubuque, so Alice knew Aunt Norma was there. When … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 3 of 6
This is part one of six journal entries that I have for Marjorie Strelesky, the sister of my paternal grandmother Eunice (Strelesky) Lightcap. —— Feb. 26, 1993 Today is my … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 1 of 6
Mary Francis Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders, my gg-grandmother, died in Dubuque, Iowa, on January 12, 1935. Josephine, born September 28, 1859 in Rock Island, Illinois, was the oldest of eight children. Her parents were Francis Joseph and Theresa (Heid) Uhlrich.
Josephine married Ernest Vincent Sanders on October 28, 1886, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They had eight children, four of whom preceded her in death including my great-grandmother Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky. Ernest died in 1928. Funeral services for Josephine were held on Monday, January 14, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa. She’s buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral service information published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on Monday, January 14, 1935. Found the article at Google newspaper archives.
Transcription of funeral service:
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Sanders were held Monday morning from the family home, 1629 Prescott Street to Holy Trinity church. The Rev. Joseph Forst officiated.
Pallbearers were Carl Uhlrich, Herbert Strelesky, Robert Sanders, Harry Kirmse, William Trentz, and Wes Baumhover. Burial was made in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Out of town people were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Sanders and family, Racine, Wis.; Mrs. Norma McDonough, St. Louis, Mo.; Herbert J. Strelesky, Boulder, Colo.; Mrs. C.E. Humphrey, Rifle, Colo.; Fred Hoelting and Mrs. Anna Ritter, Galena, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Flynn, Bellevue, Ia.
Eunice (Strelesky) Lightcap, daughter of John Joseph “Jack” and Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky, was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, on December 21, 1915, and died on November 15, 1998, in Dubuque, Iowa. The picture at the left is her 1933 high school graduation.
My grandmother’s obituary was published November 18, 1998, in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa), page 6C. The obituary incorrectly states that my grandparents married in 1935 in Dubuque, Iowa. They actually married on March 17, 1936, at St. Mary’s Church in Freeport, Illinois.
Transcription of document:
Eunice I. Lightcap, 82, 2720 Pleasant View, formerly of 3151 Hillcrest Road, died at 9:36 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at Mercy Health Center St. Joseph’s Unit
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 Kennedy Road, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lightcap worked at the former Stampfer’s department store and later at Armstrong’s department store and was a volunteer at The Finley Hospital for many years.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1915, at Sheridan, Wyo., daughter of John and Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky . She married Wally Lightcap on 1935, in Dubuque; he died in 1975.
She was a member of The Finley Hospital Auxiliary and St. Anthony’s Parish and its rosary society.
Surviving are six sons, Tom (Mary Catherine) Lightcap, Ted (Sharon) Lightcap and Joel Lightcap, all of Dubuque, William (Veva) Lightcap, of Arcadia, Calif., Jack (Denise) Lightcap, of Portland, Ore., and Gregory (Linda) Lightcap, of Portage, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Strelesky , of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary, in 1946, a sister, Alice Humphrey; and a brother, Herbert.
Up until now, I’ve really been focused on sharing obituaries from my mom’s side of the family. Probably because I know much more about that side of my family than … Continue reading Obituary: John Joseph Strelesky