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Mary  Hovorka

CELEBRANT
Fr. Leonard Kayser
MUSIC
Organist ~ Kathy Koenig
Congregational Hymns
“Gentle Woman”
“The Garden Communion”
“Here I Am, Lord”
“His Eye is on the Sparrow”
CASKETBEARERS
Perry Delzer
Dave Hovorka
Jerry Hovorka
Ken Novak
Cathy Lucas
Ron Humpal
Carl Teply
Dave Teply
Mary Agnes Hovorka was born on Wednesday, December 14, 1927 in Tyndall, South Dakota to Frank and Elizabeth (Vachta) Teply. After graduating from Tyndall High School in 1945, Mary was employed by the Tyndall Tribune & Register as a proof reader.  On August 27, 1956, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Hovorka at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall.  Together they farmed outside of Tyndall until 1981.  Mary held various jobs throughout her life including positions with the S.D. Public Welfare Dept in Tyndall & Lake Andes, Bon Homme County Selective Service Office, Secretary to Sr. Virginia at St. Michael Hospital, CR Industries in Springfield for 2 ½ years, Freeman Co in Yankton for 6 ½ years, the Good Samaritan Home in Tyndall, Soukup & Thomas Museum in Tyndall and Mitchell, and Dakota Senior Meals in Tyndall.  She also did housework for several families in Tyndall until her retirement.  Mary served her community through her involvement with the Czech Heritage Association, Tyndall VFW Auxiliary, Tabor Legion Auxiliary, and as a 70 year member of the national Catholic Society of Foresters. She was also known for her love of dolls, crossword puzzles, neighborhood children, baking and for the loving care of her home and yard.
Mary died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls having attained the age of 86 years, 7 months, and 16 days.
Mary is survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Herman Hovorka, Cleadues (Margie) Hovorka, Irene Hovorka, Helen Hovorka, Richard (Sharleen) Hovorka, Geneva (Melvin) Delzer and 39 nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd in October 1988; parents Frank and Elizabeth Teply; brothers Joe (Mary), Henry (Rose), and Frank (Esther); sister Anne (James) Humpal, Jr.; two infant brothers; parents-in-law Ambrose and Emilia Hovorka; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Eleanor (Don) Kiehlbauch, Mildred Hovorka, Lester (Connie) Hovorka, Willard and Alvin Hovorka, Loreen (Marvin) Novak and 10 nieces and nephews.

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Guestbook

We always enjoyed visiting with Mary when she came in to get her hair trimmed or got her hair permed. She loved to visit and play with buddy our dog. She will be missed.

Wilmer and Jennifer Rokusek Aug 1 2014 2:57 PM

Dear family of Mary, So sad to hear of Mary's death. She was the best housekeeper ever at Pheasant Run Farm and in Mitchell. And she could iron dress shirts better than anyone. And she was such a happy person and became a good friend and always full of information from town. May she rest in peace, Jacques W Soukup

Jacques Soukup Jul 31 2014 11:06 AM