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Olga Straka

January 07, 2021

Olga Straka, age 92, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Fisher Titus Medical Center.

She was born to the late Joseph and Ursula Chadwick on July 23, 1928, in Steubenville, Ohio. She grew up in Toronto, OH, where she wed Edward Straka on May 9, 1949. They lived in Toronto, Washington PA, and moved from St. Clair Shores, Michigan to Norwalk in 1968. Olga worked at Latham’s Grocery Store, Fanny Farmer, and Cedar Point. She enjoyed playing cards and being with her family. She was a great cook.

She is survived by her daughters; Mary Ellin (Charles) Brown and Milissa Straka (Dale Piontkowski); daughters-in-law, Karen Straka and Nancy Straka; grandchildren; Larry (Kristal), Mark, Edward (Anna), David, Nathan, Jessica (Matthew) Wilcox, Jacob, Race, Peyton. She was “Gramma Great” to Jonathan, Viktoria, Timathy, Collin, Luke, and their mother, Michelle, Ella, and Olivia. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Straka in 1987; sons, Michael in 1993 and Mark in 2015; sister, Josephine; twin sister, Ramona; great-granddaughter, Zoe; brothers-in-law, Jack, Bill, Harry, and Ed.

A funeral mass will be held, Saturday, January 9, 2021, at St. Paul Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital for Cancer Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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Olga Straka, age 92, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Fisher Titus Medical Center.

She was born to the late Joseph and Ursula Chadwick on July 23, 1928, in Steubenville, Ohio. She grew up in Toronto, OH, where she wed Edward Straka on May 9, 1949. They lived in Toronto, Washington PA, and moved from St. Clair Shores, Michigan to Norwalk in 1968. Olga worked at Latham’s Grocery Store, Fanny Farmer, and Cedar Point. She enjoyed playing cards and being with her family. She was a great cook.

She is survived by her daughters; Mary Ellin (Charles) Brown and Milissa Straka (Dale Piontkowski); daughters-in-law, Karen Straka and Nancy Straka; grandchildren; Larry (Kristal), Mark, Edward (Anna), David, Nathan, Jessica (Matthew) Wilcox, Jacob, Race, Peyton. She was “Gramma Great” to Jonathan, Viktoria, Timathy, Collin, Luke, and their mother, Michelle, Ella, and Olivia. She is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Straka in 1987; sons, Michael in 1993 and Mark in 2015; sister, Josephine; twin sister, Ramona; great-granddaughter, Zoe; brothers-in-law, Jack, Bill, Harry, and Ed.

A funeral mass will be held, Saturday, January 9, 2021, at St. Paul Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital for Cancer Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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James Landoll

Chatham, ON, United States
January 09, 2021

It is Saturday evening, and I finally got around to checking Norwalk news. I just learned of Olga's passing. I am so sorry. I am also upset that I missed seeing the funeral, earlier today. I first met her while working at Latham's. Our paths separated when I went into the service and moved to Virginia. She often was at the same Mass when I came for a visit, and she would go out of her way to make sure she said HELLO. She knew my mother, and would ask about me every time she saw my mother. Again, my sincerest sympathies. She and you are in my prayers. May she rest in eternal peace!

Sharon Renneckar

Norwalk
January 08, 2021

To Olga’s family - so sorry to read about your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady. We played pinochle together for over 20 years. I was able to keep in contact with her at church and shopping for groceries. She is now with her hubby and sons. She will be sadly missed.

Bonnie Smith

Norwalk, OH, Usa
January 08, 2021

Olga was my neighbor for over 48 years. Our families watched over each other during those years. She was very close to my heart and I will miss her immensely.

Janet heald

Norwalk, OH
January 08, 2021

My dear friend for years really will miss her prayers for the family

The Barmans

Norwalk
January 07, 2021

Olga will be missed. She was a wonderful lady . Remembering all the fun times getting together

Sandy townsend

O
January 07, 2021

Olga, what a beautiful and loving lady.. a jewel
Of jewels!! Many good memories that i will keep in my heart..will miss you dear friend

OH
January 07, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Olga was a very dear lady. My sister Bonnie Smith will miss her greatly. Prayers be with you. Judy Libbee

Kathleen Marcum

Greenwich, OH, USA
January 07, 2021

Fly high my friend. You never missed morning mass for years. Now you won't have to get up early. Love ya. Your friend. Kathy