Emma Rose Humpal

Emma Rose was born June 2, 1890 at Ridgeway, Iowa. the daughter of Jacob and Magdelena Snyder. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church at Spillville, Iowa. She also attended parochial school at Spillville.

On July 19, 1910 she was united in marriage to Frank Humpal at St. Wenceslaus. This union was blessed with the birth of six children. The family lived at Ridgeway, Iowa until 1915 when they moved to the rural Clear Lake community.

Her husband Frank passed away in 1934 and Mrs. Humpal continued to live on the farm until failing health in 1979 required her entry into Amery Constant Care at Amery, Wisconsin.

She was an active member of St. John's Catholic Church and St. John's Guild at Clear Lake. Mrs. Humpal waas also active in her community and family. She passed away at Amery Constant Care on Saturday, February 5, 1983 at the age of 92 years, 8 months, and 3 days. Besides her husband Frank, she was also preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Helen Novotny who passed away in 1969.

Surviving are her four sons, Joseph Humpal of Emerald, Wi.; William Humpal of Clear Lake; Alois Humpal of Deer Park; and Francis Humpal of Clear Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Wilma (James Sr.) Cress of Clear Lake; fourteen grandchildren, two brothers, Joseph Snyder of Spillville, Iowa, Tony Snyder of Ridgeway, Iowa, three sisters, Christina Phillips of Spillville, Ia.; Lucy Seifert of Ridgeway, Ia.; and Mary Phillips of Ft. Atkinson, Ia.; and many more distant relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 8 at 11 AM at St. John's Catholic Church in Clear Lake with Fr. Clarence Ludwig officiating. The organist was Sister Rosemary. Casketbearers were: James Cress, Jr.; Jerome Cress; Carlton Cress; Dennis Cress; Frank Humpal; and David Humpal. Dinner was served family and friends following the services by ladies of St. John's Guild. Interment was on Wednesday at 12 AM at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery at Spillville, Iowa with Fr. Frank Benda officiating. Lenny Cutsforth, Earl Riekle, Louie Andera, Aldon Panos, Anthony Humpal and Louis Strand acted as bearers for the committal service.