The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituary section

August 11, 2008

Helen Marie Koktavy

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Le Sueur with Fr. George Grafsky officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the Kolden Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. with a C.C.W. Rosary beginning at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Wed. morning from 8 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Sueur.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1931, to Floyd and Violet (Fay) Hix in St. Peter, Minnesota. She graduated from Good Council Catholic Academy in Mankato, Minnesota. She married George Koktavy on June 25, 1953, at St. Anne’s Church. She worked for Green Giant in Le Sueur for 35 years as an office administrator. Later she worked with Culbac Co. in Le Sueur for 7 years. She was very active with St. Anne’s School & St. Anne’s C.C.W, St. Anne’s Church and enjoyed cooking for the parish priest at times. She was also very active within her community. Memorials preferred.

She is survived by her sons; Gary (Lois) Koktavy of Las Vegas, NV, & Kevin (Cindie) Koktavy of Grover Beach, CA; grandchildren: Chelsey & Brian Koktavy of Las Vegas, NV; Ashley Koktavy-Cameron of Kansas City, MO & Lacy & Luke Koktavy of Grover Beach, CA; brother, Bill (Nancy) Hix of Montgomery, MN; brothers-in-law Bob Koktavy of Prescott, AZ, and Thomas “Bud” Callahan of Le Sueur, MN ; sisters-in-law, Pat (Ron) Wiese of Prior Lake, MN, and Betty Hix of Le Sueur, MN; many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband George, (1975); sister Catherine Callahan; brother, Donald Hix.

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