Ione Dufek

Dufek, Ione C.

Ione C. Dufek, 87, Pilsen died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, July 12, 2013, at her home. She was born in Tonet on July 17, 1925, to the late Julian J. and Marie A. (Gasche) Frisque. On Jan. 11, 1947, Ione married Francis G. Dufek Sr. at St. Martin Church, Tonet. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1997. Together they ran a small dairy farm in Pilsen, until retirement in 1987. Ione was a member of St. Therese Parish, Pilsen, Carlton Legion Auxiliary, Denmark VFW Auxiliary, The Wisconsin Czech Club, Czech of Norman and Wisconsin Czech Choraliers. Her enjoyments included cooking, gardening, bird watching, fishing, traveling and the outdoors in general.

Survivors include her seven children, Joseph (Bonnie) Dufek, Green Bay; Allen (Onnie) Dufek, Indian River Mich.; David (Barbara) Dufek, Green Bay; Nancy Dufek, Pilsen; Fran (Kathy) Dufek, Champion; Dennis (Cheryl) Dufek, Luxemburg; Linda (Joe) Hronek, Green Bay; 15 grandchildren, Scott, Todd, Ed, Barbara, Amy, Dan, Jennifer, Melissa, Aaron, Melaine, Matt, Dana, Nicole, Justin and Brandon; 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; one brother and one sister-in- law, Orville and Carol Frisque, Green Bay; one brother- in-law, James Dufek, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

Ione was preceded in death by one infant son; one sister and one brother-in-law, Audrey and George Capelle; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Joseph Dufek, Mary Lou Dufek, Mary Ann and Dick Schulist; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Julia Dufek.

Friends called at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen, on Monday, July 15, 2013, between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Funeral was 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen. The McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Dufek family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Marge Buresh who would companion Ione at the Senior Meal Site in Luxemburg, Town of Montpelier 1st Responders, The Luxemburg Rescue Squad, K.C.S.D. Joe Kassner, Rick Karmen and Deputy Coroner Al Tlachac for your help when it was needed.

Published in Kewaunee County Star-News on July 20, 2013