Martha Pospichal


Martha G. Pospichal, 102, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at the home of her son, Richard Dean Pospichal, in Garden City.

Martha G. Pospichal, 102, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at the home of her son, Richard Dean Pospichal, in Garden City.

She was born Oct. 4, 1907, in Abie, Neb., to Charles and Mary Styskal Kobza.

On Jan. 15, 1929, she married August J. Pospichal. Their early years were spent on a farm near Dwight, Neb. In the spring of 1949, they moved to the ranch near Amelia, Neb., which is operated by their son, Michael Charles Pospichal. This was Martha's home until September 2009, when she went to live with Richard in Kansas.

Mrs. Pospichal was adventurous in the kitchen and was happiest when she had people at her table enjoying her creations. She was known for her fried chicken, rolls, kolaches and rosettes. She also stayed active helping in the fields, growing a garden, raising poultry and tending to a flower garden filled with irises, poppies and tulips. She enjoyed making clothes, quilting and crocheting and was known for her tatting of doilies made with her shuttle given to her as a child.

Survivors include a brother, Rudy Kobza of Atkinson, Neb.; two sons, Richard of Garden City, and Michael of rural Atkinson; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, many siblings, her husband and a son, Milo Gregory.

Funeral was Jan. 12 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Atkinson, followed by burial.

Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Hospice of Garden City.

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