The Daily Telegram, December 18, 1947
KOTLAR--Mrs. Josephine Kotlar Dies, Services Monday
Mrs. Josephine Kotlar, 81, passed away at 9:20 a.m. today at St. Mary's
hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Funeral services
will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure church with Fr. Albert Limacher
officiating. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure cemetery. The body will lie in
state at the Gass Funeral Home from 10 a.m. Sunday until 3 p.m. that afternoon
when it will be taken to the family home northwest of Columbus.
As Josephine Skorupa, she was born June 17, 1866, in Galicia, Poland, the
daughter of Stanislas and Mary Skorupa. In 1879, she came with her parents to
America and they settled on a farm in Polk county. She made her home there until
her marriage on Jan. 23, 1883, to John Kotlar. The ceremony was performed at St.
Stanislaus church in Duncan and they were the seccond couple to be married in
Mr. and Mrs. Kotlar made their home in Columbus until 1902 when they moved
to a farm northwest of Columbus.
She was a member of St. Bonaventure church and St. Ann's Society and also
the Suburban Home club.
Mrs. Kotlar was noted among her relatives and friends for her ability to
make up songs on the spur of the mement suitable for any particular occasion.
She was preceded in death by her husband who passed away March 21, 1938, and
four brothers, Henry, Frank, Charles, and Michael.
She is survived by four sons, Dr. Frank J. Kotlar of West Point, Leo of
Orange, Calif., Ed of San Fernando, Calif., and Henry at home; two daughters,
Valeria at home, and Mrs. John Zipper of Columbus; seven grandchildren, four
great grandchildren; one brother, John Skorupa of Los Angeles; and four sisters,
Mrs. Joe Mader, and Mrs. Mary Micek, both of Omaha; and Mrs. Kate Valasek and
Miss Mollie Skorupa, both of Columbus.
Relatives and friends will pray the rosary at 8 p.m. Sunday at the family
The Daily Telegram, December 23, 1947
KOTLAR--Kotlar Services - Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Kotlar, 81, who
passed away Friday, were held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure church with
Rev. Albert Limacher officiating. Burial was in St. Bonaventure cemetery and
pallbearers were Louis Mimick, Edward Skorupa, John Kropatch, Stanley Jarecki,
Joseph Zoucha, and Wm. Bullard of Omaha.
Stanislaw Skorupa (1835 - 1910)
Maryanna Filia Joanna Storz Skorupa (1845 - 1920)
John Kotlar (1858 - 1938)*
Valeria J. Kotlar (1885 - 1980)*
Balbina J. Kotlar Zipper (1892 - 1983)*
Josephine Skorupa Kotlar (1866 - 1947)
Michael C. Skorupa (1868 - 1939)*
Mary Ann Skorupa Micek (1871 - 1962)*
Charles W. Skorupa (1873 - 1929)*
Henry E. Skorupa (1874 - 1900)*
Katherine K. Skorupa Valasek (1883 - 1979)*
Mollie Skorupa (1885 - 1971)*
Saint Bonaventure Cemetery
Maintained by: Joe Skorupa
Originally Created by: Don
Record added: Feb 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17813006
Added: Jun. 24, 2014