STAPLES -- Emma Motl Palm, 87, Staples, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Greater Staples Care Center.
She was born March 24, 1912, to Adolph and Antonia (Javarek) Tichy in Little Elk Township. She grew up in the Browerville area. She married Louis A. Motl on April 9, 1930. They continued to farm the homestead, leaving the farm to move into Staples in 1962. She cooked for various restaurants in Staples, including The Spot Cafe, Hap's Cafe, as well as the Senior Citizen's Group. She continued to live in Staples after her husband's death in 1975 until her marriage to Walmer Palm in January 1986. They lived in the Wadena area until she entered Shady Lane Nursing Home in 1992, moving to the Greater Staples Care Center in 1993. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps, Mary Alpha Circle and the Birthday Club.
Survivors include two step sons, Harold Motl and Donovan Motl, both of Staples; a step daughter, Eleanor Dvorak, Staples; nine step grandchildren; and numerous step great grandchildren.
Her husbands, three brothers, Frank, Adolph and Edward Tichy, and her sister, Anne Kastanek, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Staples with the Rev. Dan Almquist officiating. Burial will be later in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
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