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Audrey L. Hajek
Audrey was born November 27, 1929 near Winner, South Dakota to Elmer and Leona (Burtz) Best. She attended rural schools in Tripp County and graduated from Winner High School in 1947. After graduation, she went to Mitchell, South Dakota where she worked at Rozum Motor Company and Mitchell National Bank.
She married Leonard Hajek on October 17, 1948 and they farmed in the Tyndall area for 11 years. They moved to Brookings in 1959 then Caledonia, Minnesota in 1971, Monroe, Wisconsin in 1977, Omaha, Nebraska in 1980 and Oakland, Nebraska in 1982. She had secretarial jobs in all these places and loved typing, shorthand, bookkeeping and all other aspects of secretarial work. Notable secretarial positions were Wesley Foundation at SDSU in Brookings, SD, United Methodist Church in Brookings, Schiltz Farms in Caledonia, Minnesota and United Methodist Church in Caledonia. Audrey and Leonard retired and moved back to Tyndall in 1995.
Audrey was an active member of the United Methodist Church, past president of United Methodist Women and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home and senior meals for many years. Audrey was a club member of The Jolly Neighbors and Circle II. She liked bowling, crossword puzzles and country music. Until recently, Audrey was able to live independently on her own.
Audrey Hajek, age 91 passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society, Tyndall.
Audrey is survived by two sons, Jerry Hajek and David Hajek and daughter Dianne (Art) Klein; grandchildren Angela (Scott) Dolle, Dennis (Amy) Hajek, Christine (Erik) Distl, Daniel (Ann) Hajek, Scott (Stephanie) Klein, Brad Klein; great-grandchildren Jacob and Jena Dolle, Alex, Samantha and Olivia Hajek, Dexter and Theo Hajek, Maddie and Jensen Distl, Eli and Eva Klein.
She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, son Dwight and daughter-in-law Linda.
Just learned of Audrey's passing today and am saddened. When I was her pastor from 2010-2014, she was a delightful connection to my hometown of Winner, SD. Because of the medical/pastoral needs in her family during that time, I spent a lot of time the the Hajeks. I conducted the funerals for both Leonard and Linda. I sometimes had to remind myself I wasn't actually part of their family. I have so many good memories of meals shared, card games, visits, laughs and tears. So, my condolences to your family. Hugs to you all. I'm glad that Audrey was able to live such a long and pleasant life and that she had such a great family. In Christ's love
Duane Coates Jan 21 2021 6:40 PM
Sorry for you loss. Audrey and Leonard were very good friends.
Norm Grimme Dec 20 2020 2:41 AM
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this difficult time.
Terry & Linda Klaus Dec 19 2020 2:59 AM
Jerry, David, Diane, and families, I was so saddened to hear of Audrey's passing. She was the kindest lady and very special. We were 1st cousin's although she was my Mom's age- (Mom passed a year ago at age 91). My Dad and Leona were siblings. I have many lovely memories of times spent together.
Linda Schroeder Dec 18 2020 3:28 AM
We will miss Audrey. She will always be remembered as His servant -- her joyful heart and manner, a faithful and loving wife, a devoted mother, fond of family and its history, and a loyal and giving friend to many.
Carol and Duane Grimme Dec 16 2020 4:53 PM
Jerry and family you have our sincere condolences on the death of your mother. May she rest in peace Joe and Darlene
Joe Kostal Dec 16 2020 2:00 AM