George Henry Havelka, 82, of St. Francis, died March 15, 2011.
George enjoyed fishing, cooking, and the gift of gab. He was blessed by a lifetime friendship with Pat Havelka and was especially close to his grandchildren Cody, Pam, Rikki Tarbell, TJ Engel, Josh Tarbell-Engel and great-grandchildren Brock and Lucy Tarbell, who lived close to him.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Esther and son-in-law, Ronnie Telecky.
He is survived by children: Gail Telecky, Glen (Jan) Havelka, Guy (Patty) Havelka, Kevin Havelka, Gene (Karon) Havelka, Wendy (Joe) Hammond, Rick Engel, Tom ( Teri) Engel, and Sally Forehand; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren who live out-of-state; sister, Mae (Donald) Offerman; brothers: Robert (Patricia) Daleiden, Glen (Dorothy) Daleiden.
His children have chosen to have a private service in memory of their dad.