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Eldora E. Pulkrabek, 77, of Glencoe

Eldora Esther (Lemke) Pulkrabek, 77, of Glencoe, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at her home.
 
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 25, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Paul Otte was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me,” “For All the Saints” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.”
 
Casket bearers were Zach Pulkrabek, Eric Carlson, Rob Lemke, Gregg Lemke, Doug Henderson and Tyler Henderson.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
 
Eldora Esther (Lemke) Pulkrabek was born July 18, 1938, on her parents’ farm near Brownton. She was the daughter of Arnold and Esther (Polzin) Lemke. She was baptized as an infant on July 31, 1938, by the Rev. M. Knoll at her parents’ home in Brownton, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 25, 1952, by the Rev. M.A. Schulz at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart. She received her education in Brownton, graduating with the Brownton High School class of 1956.
 
On Sept. 8, 1956, she was united in marriage to Jack Theodore Pulkrabek by the Rev. Koepp at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. They made their home on the family farm in Rich Valley Township. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Jacqueline, Kristi, Kevin and Kurt. They shared over 55 years of marriage before Mr. Pulkrabek’s death on Jan. 22, 2012.
 
Mrs. Pulkrabek was a hardworking farm wife, and took great pride in working beside her husband on the family farm. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The farm was the center of her life, and she always made sure the farm looked awesome. She enjoyed sewing, canning, listening to polka music (which she felt was the best music ever), playing cards (her favorites were 13 Rummy and Polish Poker), and watching “Jeopardy,” “Wheel of Fortune” and her soaps on television. She loved to attend her monthly coffee clutch with the neighbor ladies, fish frys, parades and going out to eat, always trying different foods. She was famous for her potato salad at family get-togethers, and loved her sweets, always having cookies, bars or cake available. She treasured her time spent with family.
 
She is survived by her children, Kristi Carlson, Kevin Pulkrabek and Kurt (Beth) Pulkrabek, all of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Eric, Caitlin and Catherine Carlson, Payton and Blake Pulkrabek and Zachary and MiKayla Pulkrabek; brother, Howard (Phyllis) Lemke of Plato; brother-in-law, Howard Posusta of Dassel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Esther Lemke; husband, Jack Pulkrabek; daughter, Jacqueline Pulkrabek; son-in-law, Curtis Carlson; brother, Arlo Lemke; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ted and Lillian Pulkrabek; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leatrice Posusta and Robert and Shirley Gillman.
 
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.