Ellen Kodadek


Ellen Kodadek, age 81 of St. Louis Park, died Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at church on Saturday. Interment will be in the Czech National Cemetery in New Prague.

Ellen was born on July 28, 1931 to Albert & Dorothea (Meinke) Meyer in New Prague, MN. She was Baptized on August 16, 1931 & Confirmed on May 20, 1945. She attended New Prague schools and graduated from New Prague High School in 1949. Ellen worked a short time at Cargill in Minneapolis. She married Robert Kodadek on October 1, 1955 at the Lanesburg Lutheran Church Parsonage. The couple lived in the Twin Cities and raised two daughters. Later she worked many years at Park Nicollet Clinic in St. Louis Park. Ellen especially enjoyed spending time at her cabin on Woman Lake and sharing it with family and friends.

Ellen is survived by her daughters, Sue Kodadek of W. St. Paul and Sandy (Scott) Anderson of Vadnais Heights; 2 grandchildren, Kevin and Eric Anderson; sisters, Lorna (Joe) Docken of Webster and Elaine McGovern of Farmington; sisters-in-law, Shirley Meyer of New Prague, MN & Hattie Jensen of New Prague, MN. Many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kodadek and brother, Don.