Joseph J. Hrdlicka

December 25, 1932 ~ December 8, 2019 (age 86)


Joseph J. Hrdlicka, 86, of Chippewa Falls, village of Lake Hallie, died Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice of Menomonie.

            Joe was born December 25, 1932 in Chippewa Falls, the son of Joseph M. and Beatrice (Kropacek) Hrdlicka.

            On May 29, 1954, Joe married Ruth Bahr at Sacred Heart Church in Eau Claire. He was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire.

            He was a sales consultant for Agricultural Transportation.

            Joe is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; five sons, Steven (Tammy), Jeffrey (Kim), Mark and Timothy Hrdlicka all of Eau Claire and Joseph Hrdlicka of Chippewa Falls; one daughter, Dawn Hrdlicka of Eau Claire; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

            Joe was preceded in death by one son, Paul Hrdlicka; his parents; three brothers, Edward, Albert and Donald Hrdlicka; and one sister, Lillian Goodman.

            Per Joe’s wishes, services will be private.

            Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls is in charge of arrangements.

            Joe’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the healthcare professionals of Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Eau Claire, Dove Healthcare South and The Neighbors of Dunn County of Menomonie.


Funeral services for Joseph J. Hrdlicka were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 13 at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire.

            Rev. James Kurzynski was celebrant of the funeral Mass and officiated at the prayers of interment in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.

            Music during the Mass was provided by Jan Liedl, Mary Sazama and the St. Olaf Funeral Choir. Readings were given by Dawn and Kim Hrdlicka. Gift bearers were Myriah Hrdlicka and Tara Hrdlicka and Jenal Lesh.

            Casket bearers were Jason, Jeff, Joe, Mark, Steve, Tim and Tyler Hrdlicka.


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Funeral Mass
December 13, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire

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