Allen Tikalsky

June 4, 1945 - October 5, 2021

Allen L. Tikalsky, age 76, of New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living. Allen was born on June 4, 1945 in New Prague to Henry and Lorraine E. (Hadac) Tikalsky. He attended St. Wenceslaus School and graduated from New Prague High School. He then entered the US Navy, where he served for 8 years, working on naval ships first in the Phillipines. It was while he was home on leave that he met his bride, Lucille I. Trnka at the Park Ballroom and the couple married at Immaculate Conception Church in Lonsdale on January 11, 1969. He finished out his tour with the navy stationed in California and Hawaii, where the couple started their family of 3 sons. After settling in New Prague, Allen worked as a pallatizer operator for Robin Hood which became Conagra, and retired after 36 years with the company. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW and the New Prague Sportsman’s Club. In his younger years, his sports enthusiasm found him on a men’s golf league and a softball league with the mill. He was an avid deer hunter but perhaps enjoyed the camaraderie of the deer camp with his family and buddies most of all. He was a proud member of the New Prague pyrotechnic team and contributed to the community’s enjoyment of the 4th of July fireworks. In his retirement years, he could be found at the casino and poker tables. He valued family; his greatest enjoyment came with holiday celebrations with his large family and more recently, the time spent with his granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

Allen is survived by his wife, Lucille of New Prague; sons, Kelly (Diane) of New Prague, Scott (Michelle) of Lee Center, NY, Kevin (Karen) of Farmington; granddaughters, Michelle, Cassie, Haley, Madison, McKenzie, Mallory, and Melina; great-granddaughters, Emma, Scarlet, and Vivian; brothers, Dick (Amy) of Minnetrista, Milton (Denise) of New Prague, Wayne of New Prague; sister, Debbie (Bob) Jensen of Isle. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randy; sister, Becky Kalhoefer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Kevin Clinton officiating. Visitation will take place Sunday from 5-7 pm and Monday morning from 7:30 – 9:30 at Bruzek Funeral Home. Masks are strongly recommended in both places. Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the New Prague Area Veterans Honor Guard.

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Doris Tidwell
1 year ago

Kevin, Karen and Melina, Jack and I are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and condolences to family. Jack and Doris

Maria Tidwell
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to family and especially Kevin. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m holding you all in my prayers as you deal with your loss. May your memories be a blessing. Love, Maria

Roger and Sherry Shuss
1 year ago

Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Will always remember his smile and friendliness. Only wish we could have spent more time together. Well remember him in our prayers.

Buck and Christina Nelsen
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. May wonderful memories fill your hearts during this time of sadness. Our deepest sympathies.

Bonnie Fredrickson
1 year ago

Dearest Lucy and family…we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Allen. You are all in our thoughts and prayers on this difficult journey. May all your beautiful memories bring you peace and comfort always. Sending much love.
Bonnie and Jay Fredrickson.

1 year ago

Lucy and family- we are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers during this difficult time. Len & Deb skluzacek

Jean Zimanske
1 year ago

Our sincerest sympathy to all of Al’s family and friends. Al was one of my favorite people to see in my schedule at the dental clinic. He was kind and humble. We thank him for his service to our country and to the NP community as part of the fireworks crew for many years. Jean & Doug Z

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