Claudine Joy Cacek was born April 17, 1927, in Aurelia, Iowa. She attended country schools until high school, at which time she attended and graduated from Aurelia High School in 1945. Following high school, Claudine worked as a telephone operator in Aurelia, California and Storm Lake, Iowa, for an extended number of years.
She married Roy August Cacek Dec. 15, 1949, in Cherokee, Iowa. They lived in Alta, Iowa, where their two daughters (Kathleen Arm and Linda Joye) were born.
In 1957, they moved to Custer, S.D., where Claudine worked at Custer Community Hospital, Coast to Coast, Judy’s Cafe and Ray Auer’s Gift Shop.
Claudine died at Custer Regional Senior Care Jan. 1, 2019. She was 91.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Cacek; daughter, Kathleen Lester; stepson, Raymond Cacek; brother, Lee F. Johns; and parents, Cyril and Nora Johns.
Claudine is survived by her daughter, Linda J. (Bruce) Holmes of Custer; stepson, Bryce T. (Sue) Cacek, Sr. of Nevada, Iowa; granddaughter, Tammi (Brad) Hicken and their daughter, Carrington of Lincoln, Neb.; grandsons, Michael Cacek all of Deridder, La., Bryce T. (Kristina) Cacek, Jr. and their son, Matthew of San Antonio, Texas, Roy A. (Holly) Cacek and their daughter, Claire of Des Moines, Iowa; granddaughter, Erika Cacek and her sons Drew and Dillon; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to benefit Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Custer, SD, 57730.
Funeral services were Jan. 5 at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer. Committal services followed at Custer Cemetery.