Peterson Funeral Chapel

     Edward J. Kristek, 88, of Verona, MO. passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Mercy Hospital in Aurora.

     He was born to John and Agnes Jirik Kristek on May 10, 1927 in Verona, MO.  He was a retired farmer and U.S. Army Veteran.

     Survivors include his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Kristek; 1 son, Ed Kristek of Verona, MO; 3 daughters, Deborah Twitty of Mulberry, AR., Brenda DeLong of Aurora and Pamala DeRochey of Monett, MO.; 1 sister, Rosemary Schmidt of Monett, MO.; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Frank, Albert and Leonard Kristek; and 2 sisters, Martha Pitcher and Josephine Brock.

     Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Verona.

     Rosary services will be held Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.