1: Lorraine Louise (Young) Chizek Born: April 13, 1934 Garner, IA | M y S t o r y
2: Baier | John & Rosalia (Junger) Baier Came to America in 1880 & name became Byers
3: I didn't know my Great-Grandma Byers, but my Grandma Louise Klesel resembled her so much in a way I felt like I knew her. I was told she spoke mostly German. | Rosalia (Junger) Byers My Great-Grandma | The John Byers Family Louise (Byers) Klesel, Bill Byers, John Byers, Joe Byers, & Rose (Byers) Hagen Rosalia (Junger) Byers & John Byers
4: Klesel | The Frank & Magdalena Klesel Family Rosella (Simper) Klesel & Joseph Klesel, Mary (Richter) Klesel & Frank Klesel, Jr. Magdalena (Schenck) Klesel, Marie Klesel, & Frank Klesel, Sr. | Marie Klesel 1884 - 1954
5: Frank & Magdalena Klesel married in 1865 & came to America in August of 1880. Frank was born in Austria on April 10, 1839 and died on April 15, 1923. Magdalena (Schenck) was born in Czechoslavakia on June 21, 1844 and died June 6, 1927. | Fr. Augustine Bomholt | On the back of the photo of Frank & Magdalena, this message was written: Your good mother was a Saint. Is in heaven no doubt.Father rough on the outside, but a good heart, very. I took that picture. Regards, Fr. A.B.
6: Generations | Joseph & Rosella (Simper) Klesel Rosella died at an early age and no children were born to the couple. | Joseph & Louise (Byers) Klesel Married January 28, 1902
7: of LOVE | Joseph & Louise Klesel Rose & George | Gertrude & Rose Klesel
8: Rose, George & Gertrude Joe & Louise | Rosalia Byers Rose & Gert Klesel | Joe & Louise Klesel George, Rose & Gert
9: George & Josie Klesel Wedding - 1925 | Verner & Gertrude (Klesel) Young Wedding - June 3, 1930 | Joe & Rose (Klesel) Young Wedding - October 4, 1927
10: Joe & Louise Klesel 50th Wedding Anniversary January 28, 1952 | Joseph Klesel Sept. 5, 1868 - Aug. 11, 1958 Born in Grafdorf, Austria | Grandpa & Grandma Klesel's house in town - 1926 | Louise (Byers) Klesel Sept. 15, 1874 - May 28, 1953 | Grandpa & Grandma Klesel 1942
11: Rose Marie Klesel Born March 3, 1908 | Rose (Klesel) Young First Holy Communion | My M o m
12: Young | Ferdinand & Amelia (Richter) Young Rudy, Joseph & Verner Married February 12, 1895 Amelia was born in Wesley, IA on Nov. 1, 1873 & died Jan. 8, 1911. | Rudy, Verner & Joseph
13: Left: Ferdinand & Marie (Dvorsky) Young - Marie was born in 1876 and died Jan. 14, 1926. Right: Joseph Ferdinand Young First Holy Communion Below: Ferdinand & Marie Young Rudy, Verner and Joseph | We didn't know Grandpa Young's first wife, but we always liked to see Grandpa Young. He always gave us candy or bought us ice cream cones. We are not sure of the year Grandpa Young married his 2nd wife, probably around 1915 or a little later. Dad always told us he was only 11 when his mother passed away. Their step-mom was quite strict and not easy to get along with.
14: From this day forward | My Parents Joseph & Rose (Klesel) Young October 4, 1927
15: Rudy & Mary (Simper) Young Wedding - May 1, 1923 | Verner & Gertrude (Klesel) Young Wedding - June 3, 1930 Attendants - John Richter & Vera Young | Joe & Rose Young Attendants - Verner Young & Gertrude Klesel
16: Sisters are different flowers | Dorothy, Margie & Evelyn 1933 | Margaret (Young) Becker Born August 3, 1932 | Evelyn (Young) Pavelka Born November 24, 1928 being held by Uncle Verner & Aunt Gert | Dorothy (Young) Huinker Born November 27, 1929
17: My Family - 1934 Dorothy, Margie & Evelyn Mom holding Lorraine & Dad | A Neat View Lorraine sitting on the running board of our shiny car - notice the older girls reflections in the paint. | Lorraine (Young) Chizek Born April 13, 1934 | picked from the same garden
18: Donald George Young Born October 10, 1941 | Us Kids 1936 | Mom & Dad 1935 | July 1940 | You don't choose your family, they are God's gift to you, as you are to them. | What memories we had growing up together! We played together, worked together, and prayed together. We worked hard and we played hard. | Ma, Paul (Born May 9, 1935) & Lorraine | July 1940
19: Evelyn | Dorothy | Margie | Lorraine | Paul | Don
20: Dad & Mom's 15th Anniversary 1942 | The Kids 1942 | Family 1942
21: Picking corn in the fall 1944 | Dad & Mom | Dorothy & Evelyn | Lorraine & Margie | Don & Paul
22: Joe & Rose | Young | 25 Years
24: Having someone to love is | Family
25: Having somewhere to go is Home Having both is a Blessing
26: Mom & Dad celebrating their 40th anniversary at the home they built in 1956, just west of where we grew up. | Dad & Mom went on a bus trip to Daytona Beach, FL in Feb. 1970. They wanted to go on more bus trips, but it wasn't to be as Dad passed away in July. | 1969 - Dad & Mom's 42nd anniversary celebrated at their home in Garner, where they moved in 1968, their last anniversary together.
28: Generations | Dad, Mom, Grandpa Young, Grandma Klesel, Grandpa Klesel, Gert & Verner
29: Grandma Amelia Richter's Family Mary Klesel, John Richter, Jr., Tillie Hildman & Great-Grandma Tereasa Richter
30: Their children from back left: Marilyn, Bob, Kathy, Jerry, Alvin, Allen & Gene | Pavelka | Jim & Evelyn Pavelka Married Nov. 12, 1947
31: Huinker | Alvin & Dorothy Huinker Married June 6, 1950 | Their children from back left: Larry, Mary Jo, Pat, Barb, Bill, Tom & Jim
32: Becker | Alvin | Their children from back left: Mike, Donna, Elizabeth, Jean, Ed, JoAnn.Jerry, Mary Jane, Don & Pat. | Alvin & Margie Becker Married June 2, 1955
33: Chizek | Their kids from back left: Ken, Judy, Carolyn, Gary, Ray, Lori & Mary | Arthur & Lorraine Chizek Married January 16, 1956
34: Paul & Margaret (Jakoubek) Young Married August 16, 1956 | Their children from back left: Marvin, Monica, Ron & Jane. | Young
35: Don & Jean (Witte) Young Married April 17, 1968 | Their children from left: Tom, Todd & Tracy | Young
37: & Friends | To the outside world we all grow older, but not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
38: Art &
40: Our Wedding Day was a very cold day (20 below zero) but we were so happy to begin our lives together! | Our Wedding Day | January 16, 1956
42: Our Children | Kenneth Joseph November 8, 1956 | Carolyn Jean October 22, 1957 | Raymond Arthur October 15, 1967 | Mary Jean August 14, 1965 | Judy Kay January 13, 1959 | Gary William November 17, 1961 | Lori Ann January 1, 1971
43: It was wonderful seeing the family working together and growing together. My wuz I proud!
44: THROUGH | THE
46: 25 YEARS | CHIZEK | JANUARY 16, 1981
48: The memories we give may a lifetime live in the hearts of those we hold close.
50: 40 Wonderful Years | January 16, 1996
51: What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
52: Back row: Steve, Mark, Mary, Ray, Paula, Brent, Lori, Jim & Judy. Front row: Carolyn, Cyndi, Ken, Lorraine, Gary, Sheryl. | Back row: Kaitlyn, Stacy, Joshua, Michael, Allan, Melodie, Amy, Melissa, Joe & Carly. Front row: Anna, Amanda, Grandma, Erik, Grace & Emma.
53: 75 Years Young | We celebrated at the Municipal Building in Britt with an open house reception hosted by her children & grandchildren. Happy 75th Birthday! April 13, 2009
54: My Was I Proud | Mom and the kids Lori, Ray, Mary, Gary, Judy, Ken & Carolyn | Steven & Carolyn Kilborn & KC | The Jim Brozik family Judy, Amy, Jim, Stacy & Melissa | The Ken Chizek family Cyndi, Ken, Michael, Joshua & Kaitlyn
55: The Gary Chizek family Gary, Sheryl, Allan, Anna, Amanda & Emma | The Grandkids Back: Allan, Melissa, Stacy, Grandma, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Amy, Aidan & Michael. Middle: Joshua, Anna, Emma & Melodie. Front: Amanda, Erik, Grace, Carly & Joe. | The Mark Manness family Mary, Mark, Aidan & Erik | The Brent Mullins family Brent, Lori, Grace, Carly & Melodie | The Ray Chizek family Ray, Paula, Joe & Jacob