Class of 1904

Pauline “Lena” Hynek

March 7, 1886 – December 31, 1956

Miss Pauline Hynek, 70, former Perry school teacher, died Monday, December 31, 1956, in a New York City hospital.

Born March 7, 1886, in Yuba, Wisconsin, Miss Hynek was the daughter of Wensel and Josephine (Plachetka) Hynek. She graduated from Perry High School in 1904.

In 1905 Pauline began her teaching career in Perry, where she taught grade school until 1916. She moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the government. Government service later took her to New York, where she made her home until death.

She was a charter member of the local Rebekah lodge and qualified for a 50-year pin in the year ending during 1956.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Joe Jirous, and several nieces and nephews including Miss Stella Prusa, Miss Christine Prusa, and Adolph and Joe Cermak, all of Perry.

Final rites will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Newton funeral chapel. Rev. Milford Castrodal of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Bohemian cemetery seven miles north of Perry.