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Interment following funeral service

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church
Wednesday July 24th, 2019

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Sunset Hill Cemetery
Wednesday July 24th, 2019

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church
Wednesday July 24th, 2019

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Millicent Vinduska

Millicent's life began on July 31, 1927, in Marion.  She is the daughter of Henry and Lillie (Holub) Jirak.  Millicent was united in marriage to Robert F. Vinduska on October 28, 1946, in Pilsen.  She was a faithful parishioner of St. John Nepomucene Parish (Holy Family) in Pilsen for many years.  Millicent was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society at the church, spoke on Father Kapaun and gave church tours, kept the church cleaned and taught religious education classes as part of her parish life.  She ran the Pilsen Gift Shop and helped keep the books of her husband's auto repair shop in Pilsen.  Millicent was blessed with a large family and extended family which includes her children Laurel Ann Collins of Holton, Carol Jean (Clarence)  Sponsel of Wichita, Lillie Marie Vinduska of Pilsen, Joseph H. (Letizia) Vinduska of Lincolnville, Robert C. (Laura) Vinduska of Lincolnville; son in law John Tharp of Rose Hill; 28 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister Rita Molner of Seattle, WA, sister in law Marguerite Jirak, brother in law Clarence Stroda, brother in law Dr. Eugene Vinduska DDS, and several nieces and nephews.  Millicent passed away on July 19, 2019, at the St. Luke's Living Center in Marion.  She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Robert and daughter Kay Tharp.  Her family will gather with friends on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen for her rosary prayers followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.  She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.    Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Father Kapaun Guild or mass intentions to the church.  Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Homes, Marion is serving the family.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Millicent at www.ymzfh.com.

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Millie was one of the most gracious and beautiful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was so gentle and I just loved her hugs and I got one every chance I could. Love you Millie and I'm going to miss you lots and lots.

Carole Sklenar Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on July 23, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on July 23, 2019

It breaks my heart that I can't be with you in person for the funeral but I will be reciting a rosary for Aunt Millie on my flight. Hugs to all the family from cousin Patty Patricia MacDonald

Expression of Sympathy Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

Dear, sweet Millie. One of the kindest, most gracious people in the world. You will be missed by everyone. No doubt you & Doyle are having fun conversations! Love you Millie!

Rita Taylor Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Amanda and sisters~I will never forget the day that Amanda took me to Pilsen to visit with her grandmother. She took us through the museums of Father Kapaun and a tour of the town. She made us a wonderful lunch and I got to know her. This woman was so gentle, kind and knowledgeable about Father Kapaun. It was really one of the best days of my life. Blessings on you all~

Terri Weninger Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

I believe Millie was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. She will be missed. Lillie, Joe & Tish - I'm sorry for your loss. P.S. Millie, I believe there are ice cream cones in Heaven.

Dorothy Shipman Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

Her smile could light up the darkest corner, and her kind and gentle words, could heal a broken heart. The angels are singing in their joy to have her home. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kim and Wally Ross and family

Kim Ross Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

We have such beautiful memories of Millie! She was a kind, loving person, didn't know a stranger, and could bake the most amazing pies! So sorry for the family's loss. Honored to have known her. Dave & Lori Espada and Kiara

Lori Espada Jul 22 2019 12:00 AM