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Alma Filer Creston

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 9:42 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 11:57 a.m. CDT

Alma Filer, 93, of Creston died Aug. 23, 2013, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Mary O’Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Bohemian National Cemetery in Williamson. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Memorials are to be established in her name. Online condolences may be left at

Alma Rozella Filer, daughter of Agnes E. (Ptachek) and Joseph E. Pashek, was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Adams County.

Alma was educated in Nevinville area country schools.

Alma cleaned farmhouses.

On Oct. 29, 1938, Alma married John M. Filer in Adams County. They first lived on the family farm in Nevinville. Years later, they moved to Creston, where they lived all of their married life.

Alma worked for Gits Manufacturing and for a short time at Kings Café. She then went on to work for more than 40 years at Berning Café and Motor Inn, until it closed.

Alma was a member of Southside Booster Club and volunteered with the Brownie troop, Girl Scout troop and Bloodmobile for many years.

Alma is survived by her daughter Darlene Loudon of Creston; daughter-in-law Barb Filer of Creston; grandchildren, Deb Loudon, Christy L. (husband David) Smith and Sherri (husband Brad) Hodge, all of Creston, and Terry Filer of Omaha, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Dawson Smith, Bailey Hodge and Ayden Filer; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Jerry Filer; son-in-law Tom L. Loudon; sisters, Frances Pashek and Elinora Havlik; brother Bedrick Pashek; sister-in-law Lenora Pashek and brother-in-law Anton Havlik.

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