DeKALB – Miriam Virginia Prazenka, 91, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Lisle, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb.
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Born Oct. 22, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of John and Hilda (Wathne) Beckstrom, Miriam married John Prazenka in 1951 in Chicago.
After working at Sunbeam Company in Chicago, Miriam was able to become a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her daughter, Evelyn. She also had the joy of helping raise her two beloved granddaughters.
Miriam was an active member of Downers Grove Methodist Church and its women's society, and was very proud of her father, John Beckstrom, who was Methodist minister. She loved to read books, do crafts and enjoyed children.
She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Soltys (partner, Maria Ocasio) of DeKalb; grandchildren, Jessica (fiancé, Jon Angelica) Soltys and Samantha Soltys; brother, Stanley (Dottie) Beckstrom; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; and siblings, Wesley Beckstrom, Edna Lane and Ruth Butchart.
The funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, March 16, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Harold Grafe officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Miriam V. Prazenka Memorial Fund for
, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on March 14, 2013