The Schuyler Sun/Funeral Rites for Joseph M. Mundil Held Last Saturday
CLARKSON . . .
Funeral Rites for Joseph M. Mundil Held Last Saturday
Mrs. Jos. B. Makousky
Another Clarkson pioneer died Wednesday afternoon of last week after a lingering illness. Services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the New Zion Presbyterian church for Joseph M. Mundil, 89. Burial was made in the Bohemian National cemetery which he organized. Rev. B. A. Filipi officiated.
Mr. Mundil was born Aug. 14, 1856 in Bohemia. In the year 1876 he came to America and was a clerk in a store in Clarkson which was first located on the Frank Teply farm. In 1883 he was united in marriage to Miss Frantiska Mundil and they lived on a farm until 1897 when they moved to town. He was the first postmaster at Clarkson, having been appointed by President Harrison. He organized the bank, the mill, Bohemian National cemetery of which he has been president for 40 years, and the Mutual Crop Insurance company. He was active in the lodges and held many offices and served on the village board. He dealt in real estate and insurance and only last summer turned it over to his son, Joseph Jr.
He is survived by his wife who is 82 and who suffered a stroke the day before his death, two sons, Joseph Jr. of Clarkson and Fred of Linwood and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jos. A. Kucera, Emil Kucera, James Kvetensky, Emil Petr, Frank Humlicek all of Clarkson and Jihn Glandt of Leigh.
Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mundil and daughter, Laura, Mr. and Mrs. James Cherry, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. Hruby, John L. Hoffman and Fred Thomas, all of Linwood; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cekal of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sorensen of Ames, James Zoubek of Stanton, Mr. and Mrs. John Glandt of Leigh, W. B. Sadilek, Frank Wesely, Miss Bessie Wesely and Mrs. Jean Freemon of Schuyler.