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Joseph Malacek, Olivia Times, 11-14-1918

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Joseph Malecek
December 4, 1894 – November 6, 1918

The sad news of the death at Camp Cody, N.M. of Joseph Malacek was received last week by relatives of the deceased. The young man left Olivia with the last quota of drafted men a few weeks ago and shortly after reaching camp was taken down with pneumonia. His remains were shipped back home by way of North Redwood and the funeral took place from the Bechyn Catholic church. The deceased was about 23 years of age and was well thought of in the community in which he lived. He was kind-hearted, industrious and of good habits and his death is mourned by his many friends and associates in Henryville. His death in the springtime of manhood when the future looked so bright and promising is extremely sad, but there is a consolation to his friends and relatives in the thought that he gave his life for his country and that he fills a patriot’s grave. He leaves to mourn his death, his parents and a number of brothers and sisters. One brother, John Malacek, is in the army service, and being home on a furlough at the time of Joseph’s death, was able to be present at the funeral.