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Wednesday October 24th, 2018
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Carl S. Krolikowski

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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Jeri and family, It truly saddened us to open the Sherman County Times this morning and read of the passing of Carl. Carl and Jeri have always been among our favorite memories of our time in Loup City. Truly good and genuine people who always had a kind word and a smile whenever we encountered each other. Stephanie was always a good judge of people and she always lit up when either of you were around. It warms our hearts that Stephanie will have another friend in heaven. Whenever our son Jacob talks about growing up in Loup City he always talks about Carl, he really holds a special place in Jacob's heart & memory. Jeri and family, you have our heartfelt sympathies. It saddens us that we were not able to make the services. God Bless the Krolikowski family!! Leo and Susan Kringle (Stephanie, Jacob, Michelle)

Leo Kringle Oct 26 2018 7:59 AM

Jeri and family- Sorry to hear of Carl's passing. Every time I think of him I remember his great smile! Mom and Dad (Illa & Jerry Holmes) sure enjoyed both of you guys as friends when they lived in Loup City. Maybe they are having a big get together now. Rest in peace Carl. Thinking of you in your sorrow and praying for peace in the days to come. Deb (Holmes) Cadek

Deb (Holmes) Cadek Oct 25 2018 12:36 PM

My deepest Sympathy Geri and family,, Carl was a wonderful person to know . I Aways loved to see him at functions and he knew me after all these years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marlene Schmidt Oct 24 2018 8:37 PM

Paul and I are thinking of you in our thoughts and prayers.Carl was an awesome guy and will be missed by so many people.Always had a hello and a smile.Heaven gained an awesome person.God bless.

Paul and Norma Janulewicz Oct 24 2018 5:50 PM

Geri, My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May God grant you peace until you and Carl are again reunited in his presence. With prayers, Melpha Hiser

Jan Wagner Oct 23 2018 8:53 PM

Dear Friend Geri and family , Thinking of you at this sad time because its never easy letting go of someone so wonderful and so loved.."What a difference ONE single life made!" Heaven must be celebrating today! Please know I care and send you my heartfelt sympathy. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as I am unable to attend the service for Carl. My love and friendship, Nancy Mamot-Meier

Nancy Mamot Meier Oct 23 2018 4:32 PM

I have nothing but wonderful, fun and loving memories of you Carl!!! You was always a prince of a man that I feel so honored to have known and even worked with for awhile. The world will beat a loss from losing you. Prayers, sympathy, hugs and love to you Geri and family, you lost a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and friend to everyone who was blessed to have known Carl. Heaven gained a very special angel, who will be watching over all of us as well as the Huskers!!! I am sure Butch and Carl will have lots to discuss and will be keeping a good check on Todd and all of his family. May you cherish all of your wonderful memories as they help at this difficult time as well as over the years remembering all the great times. Hugs and love to you Geri and family. Velda Peters

Velda Peters Oct 23 2018 11:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Krolikowski

Joyce Goc Oct 22 2018 11:34 AM

RIP, Carl...youve earned eternal rest...a great guy and good man...one of the truly good ones!! My pleasure to have known him. Nick Hodge and family

Nick Hodge Oct 21 2018 11:38 PM