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Carl S. Krolikowski

February 5, 1926 — October 21, 2018

Carl S. Krolikowski, 92, of Loup City, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, surrounded by his family, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Loup City. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service and Knights of Columbus rosary. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family. Carl was born on Feb. 5, 1926, at Ashton, the son of Michael and Bernice (Dzingle) Krolikowski. He grew up on the family farm and attended Sherman County rural schools. He graduated from Loup City High School in 1944, where he was an all-around athlete. He played for many years on the Sherman-Howard Baseball League and even had the chance to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a World War II, United States Navy veteran. Having served from May 26, 1944 until his honorable discharge on Feb. 17, 1946. He was proud to have been able to go to Washington DC on the Honor Flight in 2011. After his discharge from the U.S. Navy he returned to Loup City where he began working for Ray Pinkney at Ray's Market. He was united in marriage to Geri (Kwiatkowski) John on Aug. 8, 1964, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The couple raised their family and lived their entire married life in Loup City. In 1965, they purchased Ray's Market, which they owned and operated until Oct. 1994, when they sold the store and Carl retired. In 1996, he began assisting with visitations and funerals for Peters Funeral Home in Loup City and St. Paul. In 2016, at the age of 90 years old, he decided it was time to retire for good. He was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council numerous times, was a longtime Eucharistic Minister and whenever he saw something needed to be done around the church, parish hall or church grounds he would take care of it. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5455, a member of the former Loup City Lions Club and longtime member of the Loup City Golf Club. He was a member and former president of the Loup City Chamber of Commerce, member of V.F.W. Post 7029 of Ord and 74 year member of American Legion Post 48 of Loup City. He was also a longtime member of the Loup City Volunteer Fire Department. Carl loved all sports! He coached youth baseball and refereed local football and basketball games. He enjoyed men's golf league night and playing golf on area courses with his friends. He was blessed to have had a hole-in-one in Loup City, as well as, at a course in Scottsdale, Arizona. He also loved following and watching his grandsons sports events in Omaha and Loup City. He loved Husker football, as he and Geri, were season ticket holders for over 35 years. Hours before he passed away he was able to watch the Huskers win their first game of the season with his family. Carl was a very kind, humble and compassionate man that will be dearly missed by his family, friends and the Loup City community, all of which he truly loved. He is survived by his wife, Geri of Loup City; daughter, Nancy Yates of Omaha; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Heidi Krolikowski of Loup City; five grandsons, Seth Huntley of Omaha, Alec Ennis of Omaha, Luke Krolikowski of Loup City, Sam Krolikowski of Loup City and Will Krolikowski of Loup City; and four great-grandchildren, Kaiden Huntley, Ava Huntley, Lincoln Huntley and Harmanii Ennis, all of Omaha. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Derek Huntley; five brothers, Tony, Clarence, Don, Leonard and Alfred Krolikowski; five sisters, Wanda Bendykowski, Tekla Lewandowski and Adelaide Larchick; and two infant sisters, Clara and Alice Krolikowski; and his in-laws, Roman and Theresa Kwiatkowski. Memorials are suggested to the Sherman County Foundation or to the family's choice.
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Visitation

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Josaphat's Catholic Church

704 N 9th St, Loup City, NE 68853

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Vigil Service

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Josaphat's Catholic Church

704 N 9th St, Loup City, NE 68853

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Josaphat's Catholic Church

704 N 9th St, Loup City, NE 68853

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Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery

, Loup City, NE 68853

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