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Dr. P. John "Doc" Komarek

Dr. P. John "Doc" Komarek of Lonsdale passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 79 on November 27, 2013.

Private services will be held for his family.

Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.

Paul John, the son of Paul John and Ann (Krenik) Komarek, was born on July 14, 1934 in New Prague. He married Geraldine "Geri" Pomije on June 16, 1954 in Montgomery. Doc was a retired veterinarian in the area. He loved waterfowl, wildlife and all things Czech, especially music.

He is survived by his wife, Geri; four children, Linda (and Randy) Hansen of Faribault, Cheryl (and Mark) LaCroix of Norman, OK, Scott (and Connie) Komarek of Montgomery and Brad (and Sharon) Komarek of Shakopee; seven grandchildren, Jason, Josh, Jordan, Lindsay, Becky, Liz and Corey; three great grandchildren, Cody, Hunter and Jada; one sister, Mary (and Jim) Kalina of Lonsdale; and other relatives and friends.


 

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Name: John Popelka
Email: jpopelka@embarqmail.com
Date: Saturday January 11, 2014

Memories

I was the purchaser at Glencoe Veterinary Clinic for many years. Sales Rep Greg Fischer told me much about PJ. I had the good fortune of visiting the "home country" for two weeks 6 years ago this summer. Greg told me to get in touch to visit with PJ about the Czech Republic and share my pictures and travelogue. What a visit we had! The room with all the Czech memorabilia, lunch uptown... Listening to him visit in bohemian on the phone with a friend, brought back memories of my growing up. Yet, for one of a few 100% Czechs I only know a few words. Sorry that I never got back for another visit as my health issues have curtailed all but local driving. When I was given word of Doc's passing, I did some internet searching for the obituary. My deepest sympathy to all of you. John Popelka

Name: Petr Rothbauer
Email: vorvan.cb@seznam.cz
Date: Saturday December 21, 2013

Memories

I'll always remember many things from my stay in US/New Prage. Many funny events from daily life in a farm with his veterinarian practice, jokes with a friends. I'm not able express this loss, but with John all of us lost a good friend and very good man. We never forget him.

Name: Karl Tise
Email: kt49@charter.net
Date: Wednesday December 11, 2013

Memories

I still remember meeting John when I was working on the Muetzel farm near Lonsdale in the '70's, and he came to treat one of our horses. As I recall, he preferred to work on anything but horses yet he had a wonderful touch with them. From that day forward, John was not only my vet but also a valued friend. Some of that likely stemmed from my having wanted to be a veterinarian myself, but most of it resulted from recognizing a kindred spirit. We didn't see much of each other after I left the Lonsdale area, but each time we connected, we picked up right where we left off. Special barely begins to describe Doc Komarek. Rest in peace, my friend. KT

Name: James and Ann Simon
Email: jamessimon@bevcomm.net
Date: Thursday December 05, 2013

Memories

Like John, we are proud of all things Czech and the deep family roots that connect us to our past. Geraldine,Our sympathy and best wishes to the entire family. You will be remembered in thought and prayer. Cousins James and Ann Simon

Name: jJim Walker
Email: jimbo7@frontiernet.net
Date: Monday December 02, 2013

Memories

What can a person add to "Doc John" memories. He also came to our farm to treat our animals and offer straight forward advice. He never pulled any punches which added a sparkle to our conversations. He was my hero on the football field, "All State" lineman who never allowed + yardage on his side of the line. Many wonderful coments in the statewide papers his senior year extolling his acheivements on the football field. Strongest person I have ever known. It was wonderful to to join him this fall at the last game on natural turf as a member of the "50's" gang. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Jim Walker

Name: jJim Walker
Email: jimbo7@frontiernet.net
Date: Monday December 02, 2013

Memories

What can a person add to "Doc John" memories. He also came to our farm to treat our animals and offer straight forward advice. He never pulled any punches which added a sparkle to our conversations. He was my hero on the football field, "All State" lineman who never allowed + yardage on his side of the line. Many wonderful coments in the statewide papers his senior year extolling his acheivements on the football field. Strongest person I have ever known. It was wonderful to to join him this fall at the last game on natural turf as a member of the "50's" gang. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Jim Walker

Name: Dave and Florence Minar
Email: daveandflo@cedarsummit.com
Date: Sunday December 01, 2013

Memories

Doc was a great influence and supporter on the way we farm. He was so glad that we chose to "Open the Gate" and let our cows graze, even though he knew that his visits to Cedar Summit Farm would be much fewer. When neighbors were bulldozing their woodlots and straightening Sand creek, it was with Doc's influence that we kept our forest with beautiful Sand Creek running through it. When walking through our forest now we try not to look at the creek for it is but a muddy ditch now due to the fact that the pastures and hay fields upstream have now been replaced by corn and soybeans. Tile drainage is rampart upstream too, something that Doc would have abhorred. Our sympathy to You Geri, Linda,Cheryl, Scott and Brad. Dave and Florence

Name: Debra Minar Driscoll and Dave Driscoll
Email: minar53@msn.com
Date: Sunday December 01, 2013

Memories

I remember cousin John coming out to our Minar Cedar Summit Farm frequently when I was growing up. He was such fun to be around. Probably the most outgoing personality I have ever encountered! Seeing him most recently at Dozinky in New Prague a few years ago, he hadn't changed a bit. Still wise-cracking and trying to get me to speak Czech. Blessings to cousin Geri and all his children and descendants as they walk through their grief journey, clinging to all those good memories. Cousin Debra in Oregon