Donald A. Lhotka, age 82, of Lester Prairie, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, with Father Michael Doyle as the celebrant. Alice Nowak will be the organist, and Genny Lhotka will be the reader. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.
There was visitation Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a KC rosary recited at 7 p.m., followed by parish prayers. Visitation will continue Friday morning at the funeral home, one hour prior to the Mass.
Honorary casket bearers will be Phil Nowak, and John and Tom Vacek.
Casket bearers will be Aaron, Tim, Jeff, Tony, Ryan and Scott Lhotka.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.
Donald was born July 26, 1936, in Silver Lake, the son of George and Mary (Wosmek) Lhotka.
He owned and operated Lhotka Construction for many years, and had built the Maresh Funeral Home, 40 homes, installed 90 barn cleaners, and did many home additions.
He also farmed in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County; and worked for Rich Valley Township.
Donald enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, playing solitaire, and visiting with people.
He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Knights of Columbus Mother Cabrini Council #1841, and the Silver Lake Sportsman’s Club.
Donald is survived by his children: Lisa (Brian) Lhotka-Fiedler of Rice, Lynn (Kevin) Peterson of St. Joseph, and Daniel (Katie) Lhotka of St. Michael; seven grandchildren: Matthew and Mariah; Caitlin, Maya and Jenna; and Connor and Grady; brothers Ray (Joyce) Lhotka of Silver Lake, Francis (Pokhui) Lhotka of Washington, Roger (Genny) Lhotka of Hutchinson, and Larry (Janice) Lhotka of Silver Lake; a sister-in-law, Helen Lhotka of Silver Lake; and many other relatives, including Marion Lhotka.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George; and by a sister, Beatrice Kulinski.