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Bertha C. Wesierski

Bertha C. “Bert” Wesierski, 96, of Ashton, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of arrangements. Miss Wesierski was born on Aug. 3, 1911, at Ashton, the daughter of Paul and Anna (Janc) Wesierski. She is survived by seven nieces, Florian Hahn of Grand Island, Phyllis Lukasiewicz of St. Paul, Mary Bacon of Scottsdale, AZ, Catherine Bray of Grand Island, Betty Janky of Gainsville, FL, Joan Paul of San Antonio, TX and Mary Anna Babcock of Arizona; and three nephews, Robert Piechota of Ashton, Wally Wesierski of Castle Rock, CO and Don Wesierski of Clarkston, Michigan. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews. Bert grew up in Ashton and attended St. Francis parochial school and was a graduate of Ashton High School. She lived her entire life in Ashton where she worked as a telephone operator, babysitter and was a housekeeper and cook for many priests of the St. Francis Catholic Church. She moved to Rose Lane Home in March 2006, where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women, the Ashton Community Club and was a lifetime member of the Polish Heritage Center. She enjoyed quilting and embroidery work, gardening and cooking. She also loved to watch baseball, bowling and Husker football on TV. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Piechota, Monica Wesierski and Gertrude Wesierski; three brothers, Alfred, Emil and Ignatius Wesierski; two nieces, Alice McDermott and Cashmere Apperson; three nephews, Jim, Hubert and Phil Piechota; and cousins, Melo and Leona (Lorenz) Weskershen. Memorials are suggested to the church, Polish Heritage Center or the donor’s choice.

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My thoughts go out to all of Bertha's family, especially to Pam, but Patrick and Peg because I know that you spent very precious time over the years with Bert. May you take peace just knowing the fact that she is at home with Phil and many members of her immediate family.

Mike Owens Mar 3 2008 12:00 AM