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Funeral Service

Calvary Lutheran Church
Friday April 8th, 2022
2:00pm

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Calvary Lutheran Church
Friday April 8th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Amanda S. Czaplewski Weakly

Amanda S. Czaplewski Weakly, 37, of Grand Island, died Saturday, April 2, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April, 8, 2022, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Island. The Rev. Sheri Lodel will officiate. Cremation will take place after the service.

Visitation will be held one hour before time of the service at the church.

The service will be recorded and uploaded on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersfuneralHomeSP.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

Amanda was born on Feb. 18, 1985, at Kearney, the daughter of Ron and Betty (Kuligowski) Czaplewski. Amanda grew up in Loup City. At the age of two, she was diagnosed with Emery- Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy, a disease she bravely fought her entire life. She attended Loup City Elementary School and was a 2003 graduate of Loup City High School. She also worked as a cashier at her parent’s business, The Snack Shop, in Loup City, she was remembered by many customers for her friendly attitude and contagious smile.

Amanda wrote her own grant application to purchase her own handicap van. To date it is the largest grant awarded by the State. She was also a top fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association telethons for many years.

She was united in marriage to Joe L. Weakly on Sept. 19, 2009, at Loup City. The couple lived in Loup City until moving to Grand Island in 2011. Joe died suddenly on Jan. 2, 2014. Amanda was a doting and protective “mama bear” to her daughter, Sophie, whom she home schooled. When Sophie was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, Amanda became a top fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, for which Sophie received numerous awards. Amanda also designed and sold greeting cards online.

Amanda was always very assertive and aggressive with her physicians and insurance providers when it came to her healthcare. She was always devoted to finding out what was wrong with her and what needed to be done to fix it. She also advocated for others who were dealing with the same health issues.

She enjoyed adult coloring books, reading and watching movies. She and Sophie enjoyed planting flowers and vegetables and watching them grow and taking long walks. Her daughter was her whole world.

She is survived by her daughter, Sophie Weakly of Grand Island; mother, Betty Czaplewski of Grand Island; siblings and spouses, Nicki Czaplewski of Grand Island, Monte and Nicole Czaplewski of Grand Island, Ron Jr. and Denise Czaplewski of Omaha, Justin and Jennifer Czaplewski of Grand Island and Lance and Sam Czaplewski of Council Bluffs, IA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her husband, Joe, she was preceded in death by her father, Ron; and grandparents, Tony and Lois Kuligowski and Ben and Nellie Czaplewski.

 


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A candle was lit in memory of Amanda Czaplewski Weakly

Janet S. Apr 9 2022 11:34 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Amanda’s passing. I always admired her patience and perseverance. She was a very strong person. I admired the way she dealt with life. Rest In Peace, Amanda.

Karen Pierce Apr 8 2022 7:02 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Amanda's family. She always had a smile on her face.

Barb Polen Apr 8 2022 11:59 AM

Very sad at Amanda's passing. All my love to Sophie.
Terry Tonkinson (Gruncle Terry)

Terry R Tonkinson Apr 6 2022 1:15 PM

I'm sure going to miss you Amanda! I know you were a TRUE WARRIOR and fought your hardest. I know you're not in any pain or discomfort now and you're now doing Angel stuff. Thank you for the great friendship and understanding that we both shared. I will pray for your daughter Sophie and your family. Rest peacefully sweet friend!

Dustin Reece Apr 5 2022 12:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Amanda Czaplewski Weakly

Amanda Hubbard Apr 5 2022 11:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Amanda Czaplewski Weakly

Randy & Winona Piontkowski Apr 4 2022 11:17 PM

Sending much love to Sophie from the EDMD community of Facebook. Your mom is remembered fondly there. As a dad with EDMD, my heart goes out especially to you, Sophie. I can't imagine how hard this all must be for you. I want to share that EDMD isn't a 'battle'. We don't 'fight' with it and your mom didn't 'lose'. She won, because she made you and had too few precious years to raise you. Remember well the lessons that she taught you. Write down your memories now, while they're still fresh, and hold fast to her love. It will be with you always.

Todd A Apr 4 2022 4:49 PM

So sorry for your loss! Love and prayers from part of your Heads up Hounds family! My heart is broken for your loss

Dea Brinson Apr 4 2022 3:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Amanda Czaplewski Weakly

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