Leona B. Falk

Holdrege/Wilcox

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Updated: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:08:08 CST


Leona Beth Falk

     Funeral Services for Leona B. Falk will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilcox Community Church in Wilcox, Nebraska with Pastor Craig Cedar officiating. Interment will be held in the Salem Cemetery in rural Axtell, Nebraska.

   Leona Beth Falk, 93 years of age, of Holdrege, Nebraska (formerly of Wilcox), passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Christian Homes Care Community in Holdrege. Leona was born March 12, 1921 in Alma, Nebraska, the second of seven children raised by Edward E. and Helen Leona (Moyer) Musil. She attended country schools at Alma, Nebraska and Hays Center, Nebraska. Leona later attended and graduated from Holdrege High School with the class of 1938.    

     On September 29, 1940, she was united in marriage to Carroll LeRoi Falk and to this union two sons were born: Ronald LeRoi and Melvin Edward. In 1945, Leona and the boys moved to Baltimore, Maryland where Carroll was stationed in the service. Following his return, they resided in Wilcox, where Carroll and Leona operated Falk’s Produce and later Falk’s Texaco Service Station. In 1962, Leona started working for the Hested’s Department Stores’ in Holdrege and Minden until her retirement in 1975.

     On September 29, 2012, the couple celebrated their 72nd Anniversary just before Carroll preceded her in death on September 30, 2012.

     Leona was a devoted member of the Wilcox Community Church, the Gideon’s International Auxiliary - Holdrege Camp, the Wilcox Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Wilcox Lioness Club, and a past Secretary and past President of the National Postmasters Auxiliary.

     In her free time, Leona enjoyed spending time with her family, sewing, including making garments for her family and traveling in the United States and abroad to Venezuela. She enjoyed hosting many family and friends at the family home, the “Falk Hilton”.

     Besides her parents, step-father, George Lyons and husband, Carroll, she was preceded in death by her: sister, Iris Parks and her husbands, Henry Broman and Sid Parks; six brothers: Roy Wehland and his wife, Arlene, Kenneth Musil and his wives, Doris, Ermil and Lorrine, John Musil and his wife, Lillian, Andrew Musil in infancy and David Musil; sister-in-law, Beulah Falk and brothers-in-law, Rev. Orville Falk and Rev. Dale Falk.

     She leaves to mourn her passing: her two sons: Ron Falk and his wife, Carroll Jean of Albion, Nebraska and Melvin Falk and his wife, Susan of rural Wilcox; six grandchildren: Tamera Gonzalez and her husband, Jose of Albion, Nebraska, Andrew Falk and his wife, Monica of Pleasanton, Douglas Falk and his wife, Lisa of Plainville, Illinois, Cindra Steinbach and her husband, Daniel of St. Edward, Nebraska, Lynn Lebsack and her husband, Grant of Kearney, Nebraska, Karla Steele and her husband, Trent of Kearney; 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law: Rev. Maynard Falk of Holdrege and Rev. Robert Falk and his wife, Doris of Surprise, Arizona; three sisters-in-law, Joan Musil of Atwater, California, Ruth Falk of Lincoln, Nebraska and Glaura Falk of Beatrice, Nebraska, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

   Visitation will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Wilcox.

     A memorial has been established in Leona’s honor and is kindly designated to the Gideon’s International and the Salem Church of rural Axtell.

     Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

     The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Wilcox, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements