Albina Hejna

Obituary of Albina Agnes Hejna

Albina Agnes Hejna, age 89 of Tyndall passed away Sunday morning, March 30, 2014 at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center, Tyndall. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Friday, April 4, 2014 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, SD with Rev. Steven Jones officiating and Rev. Joe Forcelle con-celebrating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, Tabor, SD. Visitations will begin at 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel, Tabor, with a Wake service at 7:00 PM. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Albina was born May 1, 1924 in Yankton, SD to John and Mary (Sykora) Kutilek. She married Joe Hejna at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church on May 22, 1945. Her greatest gift was her family. To this union, four children were born: Carol, Joyce, Jim and one deceased son, Johnny. Albina enjoyed cooking, baking and playing cards. She spent numerous hours helping on the farm, tending the chickens, milking cows, and gardening. Kolaches and baking were a favorite of hers. She leaves to mourn, her daughters, Carol (Rodger) Rueb of Yankton, SD, Joyce (Duane) Sedlacek of Johnstown, NE; one son, Jim of Yankton, SD; eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces, nephews and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joe, infant son, Johnny, her parents, John and Mary Kutilek, daughter-in-law, Nancy Hejna, two brothers, Emil and Ben, three sisters: Besse, Agnes and Eileen, two sisters-in-law, Violet and Josephine, and four brothers-in-law: Steve, Joe, Dave and Harold.
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