Viola Luksik, 97

Published 10:03 am Monday, June 2, 2014

Viola Luksik, 97, of Austin, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Our House Assisted Living in Austin.



Viola was born on May 5, 1917, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Mudra) Kycek in Freeborn County. Viola attended country school. On September 10, 1937, Viola was united in marriage to Joseph Luksik. The couple made their home in the Elkton area. She worked as the head cook at St. Olaf hospital for 22 years. Viola was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin and the Western Fraternal Lodge No. 44 for 75 years. She especially enjoyed crocheting and giving many afghans, scarves, pot holders and scrubbies to all of her family.

Survivors include her children, Wayne (Marilyn) Luksik, Larry (Bea) Luksik, and Marilyn (Darwin) Haney; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

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Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; two grandsons; sisters, Irene (James Sr.) Benesh and Alice (Frank) Chrz; and brother, Ludvik (Helen) Kycek

Funeral services for Viola will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at