September 16, 2021
Emil Stichka, Sr., with his earthly labors finished, and having lived a humble and faithful life was called home to his eternal rest at the age of 93 years, 2 months and 20 days on Sept.11, at the Thayer County Hospital in Hebron, Neb.
Emil, the youngest of eight children of Frank and Anna (Koci) Stichka, was born on June 22, 1928, on a farm near Lawrence, Neb. He was baptized and confirmed on April 10, 1955 at Salem Lutheran Church by the Rev. W.H. Hanselmann and attended Prairie View Country school near Lawrence through the eighth grade. Later the family moved to a farm near Nelson,...