Eugenia “Gena” Timcak, 91, a former resident of Stevens Point and mother of a Stevens Point man, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center in Fort Myers, Fla.
A private service will be held in Velky Saris, Slovakia, at a later date.
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Mrs. Timcak was born May 12, 1921, in Velky Saris, Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Hasaj.
She was married to Stefan (Steve) Timcak in Velky Saris Feb. 24, 1946. He preceded her in death.
In 1948 they were to migrate to the U.S., but she was prevented from leaving by the Communist government at the time. In 1958 they were reunited and lived in Chicago, Ill.; later moving to Homewood, Ill; Stevens Point and finally, Florida.
She was a homemaker who made sure that her family in the U.S. was taught Slovak culture and foods. She also worked as a seamstress for a small company. In the early 1970s, when the Studebaker Theater in Chicago was being renovated, she made all the slip covers for the theater seats.
Survivors include three sons, John (Gayle), Fort Myers Beach, Fla. and Stevens Point, Steve (Lisa), Cape Coral, Fla., and Richard (Pat), Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one nephew.