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Millicent Vinduska

Millicent Vinduska, 91, of Pilsen passed away July 19, 2019, at St. Luke’s Living Center in Marion.

Millicent’s life began on July 31, 1927, in Marion, a daughter of Henry and Lillie (Holub) Jirak.

She was united in marriage to Robert F. Vinduska on Oct. 28, 1946, in Pilsen and was a faithful parishioner of St. John Nepomucene Church / Holy Family Parish in Pilsen for many years.

Millicent was a member of St. Ann’s Altar Society at the church, spoke on Father Kapaun, gave church tours, kept the church cleaned, and taught religious education classes as part of her parish life.

She ran the Pilsen gift shop and helped keep the books of her husband’s auto repair shop in Pilsen.

Millicent was blessed with a large family and extended family, which includes her children, Laurel Ann Collins of Holton, Carol Jean (and husband Clarence) Sponsel of Wichita, Lillie Marie Vinduska of Pilsen, Joseph H. (and wife Letizia) Vinduska of Lincolnville, Robert C. (and wife Laura) Vinduska of Lincolnville; son-in-law John Tharp of Rose Hill; 28 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister Rita Molner of Seattle; sister-in-law Marguerite Jirak; brother-in-law Clarence Stroda; brother-in-law Eugene Vinduska DDS, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband Robert and daughter Kay Tharp.

Her family gathered with friends at 10:30 a.m. July 24 at St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen for her rosary prayers followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Father Kapaun Guild or Mass intentions to the church.

Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Homes, Marion, is serving the family.

Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Millicent at

Last modified July 25, 2019