Alpha Prasek was class valedictorian
Funeral services for Alpha Prasek, 92, of Mound City, were held Friday, March 22, 2013, at Norway Lutheran Church, rural Glenham.
Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Alpha passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in Selby.
Alpha (Anderson) Prasek was born Sept. 20, 1920, to Gerhard and Clara (Harby) Anderson on the family farm, nine miles north on Glenham in Campbell County.
She grew up on the farm and attended Gjefle and Wayside rural schools. She graduated from Glenham High School as valedictorian of her class. She then attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen.
Alpha taught the Knudson and Hagen schools before her marriage and the Salsziedler, Lund and Larson schools after her marriage. She also taught in Mound City and Selby.
Alpha married Lewis Prasek on May 23, 1941, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge. They made their home five miles southwest of Mound City for the next 36 years. In 1978, they retired and moved into a new home in Selby.
Alpha was baptized and confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church, where she remained a member. She was a Sunday school superintendent and teacher. She was a member of the Norway Lutheran Church Women where she held several offices. She made quilts for Lutheran War Relief and was a 4-H club leader and Walworth County delegate for the Area IV nutrition board. Alpha was a member of the Selby Senior Citizens, hobby club and a neighborhood birthday club. She also enjoyed gardening, crafts and quilting.
Alpha is survived by her two sons, Pastor Ronald (Beck) Prasek of Maple Grove, Minn., and Steve Prasek of rural Mound City; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandsons, four step-grand-children and two great-grandchildren to be born who would have loved her too. She is also survived by one brother, Ted (Ruth) Anderson of rural Glenham; one sister-in-law, Charlotte Anderson; and her former sister-in-law, Virginia Prasek; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis; three brothers, Palmer, Lloyd and Calvin; and two sisters, Bertha and Edith.