Jirina Etteldorf

August 17, 1941April 9, 2018

Jirina Manasova Etteldorf, former 40 year resident of Little Rock, Arkansas died April 9, 2018, in Bonney Lake, Wa. Eldest of two, Jirina was born August 17, 1941 in Brno Czechoslovakia to Vladislav and Jirina. She fled her home country to Austria after the Soviet Invasion and then came to the United States. She was a well accomplished Classical Pianist. Very creative, she was best known for her cooking, love of food and owner of Jirinas’ Lunchbox. She was grateful for the love and kindness of her friend Delaine. Jirina was the mother of five children including Jitka Pohlodek, Michelle Tetnowski and Yvette Etteldorf as well as three stepchildren including Kent Etteldorf and Marcella Etteldorf. She was a grandmother of three and great grandmother of two. Her wishes were to be cremated. To share a memory please go to Jirina Manasova Etteldorf will be immensely missed.


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Jirina Etteldorf

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Vince Buffa

November 2, 2018

Hey mama. Jitka wanted to share this with you. This year the only decoration we had was the one you made with the witch and the green light inside of it.

Cindy Patterson

October 4, 2018

Jirina was really good at two things. We’ve established cooking. The other was always knowing what we were up to. I don’t know if she had ESP or had eyes in the back of her head. From the time I was 9 on, I found myself in her home often and she treated me like family. Whether that meant spoiling or yelling, she was all inclusive.
I really believed she’d outlive us all.

jitka pohlodek

September 29, 2018

Mama, thank you

Tracie Sugg

September 28, 2018

Here is the second file that was taken on the same day as the last one. Nothing but happiness in these pictures.

Tracie Sugg

September 28, 2018

I am so sorry for this families loss. I am learning of her passing just today. The one beautiful lady everyone knew as Mama. She made everyone feel as though they were family no matter what and that is what I will remember about her the most. That and of course her cooking. No one has mentioned her Chicken Paprikash, but still today I could not have this dish without thinking of Mama. I know of more than one occasion that friends of Jitka's would tell her how much they loved it and she would come and make it for them. That is the kind of person she was. She would do anything for anyone. These two pictures were taken on Christmas Eve 1994. Christmas for me will never be the same since knowing this family. No family could ever make Christmas as special as they did and I will never forget the many Christmas Eve's I was lucky enough to be part of the celebration.

vince buffa

August 17, 2018

Happy birthday mama! Jitka made you a cake.Theres a piece missing though.We love you.

Tasha Johnson

August 17, 2018

Happy Birthday Mama.. I hope you are having a nice Buffet in Heaven with all your friends and family that are up there with you. I love you so incredibly much and I miss each and every day. It’s crazy to think that you have been gone for 4 months already.😢

Jitka Pohlodek

June 8, 2018

Mama mama......... Anthony Bourdain. What more can I say.....

Jitka Pohlodek

May 13, 2018

I love you Mama, I miss you. I hope you're happy and at peace. Can you come back now?

Jitka Pohlodek

May 2, 2018