HAYES CENTER -- Lavina M. Palic died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. She was 94 years old.
On Jan. 19, 1915, in Lincoln County, Lavina was born to Walter and Fannie (Hruza) Buzzell. She graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1934 and lived all her life in the Hayes Center and Wallace area.
Lavina knew true hardships of life from an early age as after her father and brother died, she and her mother were the only ones to maintain the farm and the homestead in Lincoln County.
Lavina and Albin Palic were married in Grant on Feb. 3, 1937. One daughter Colleen, was born to this union.
She was a faithful reader of her Bible and a loving and caring person to her family and many friends. She worked faithfully beside Albin on their farm and was a great helpmate and blessing for him. When Albin and grandson, Kent needed care she was a compassionate and dedicated nurse. She also doctored her dogs when they were in need.
Lavina played the piano and organ, loved cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting and especially her grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Church of Christ, and the Harmony Club.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Albin in September of 1990 and a brother, Clarence.
Survivors include, daughter, Colleen Sellers and husband ,Wayne of Maywood; grandchildren, Kent and Jarred Fichtner and great-granddaughter, Reilly Fichtner; a niece, Martha Kneuven; three nephews, Richard Petr and wife Lorreta; Raymond Petr and wife Barbara and Daniel Petr.
Memorials are being accepted in her name.
Friends may leave condolences at www.carpenterbreland.com for Lavina's family.
Funeral services were today at 1 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook with Randy Hayes officiating. Burial was in the Hayes Center Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.