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Monday December 2nd, 2019
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Clara V. Siuda

Clara V. Siuda, 97, of Loup City, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Elba. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church, with a 7 p.m. Vigil Service and Sodality Rosary. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family. Clara was born on Oct. 18, 1922, on a farm near Elba, the daughter of John and Mary (Koperski) Bryl. As a young girl she moved with her family to a farm near Farwell, where she received her education. As a young woman she worked at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island for 15 years. She was united in marriage to Edward Siuda on June 2, 1955, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. The couple farmed near Ashton and in 1965 moved into Ashton She later moved to Loup City where she worked as a janitor and drove school bus for Loup City Public Schools. She also worked at Kuligowski’s Greenhouse in Loup City for a number of years. Clara was also known for helping people with yardwork, running errands, giving rides and loved being around children. Clara loved animals and always owned a dog. She enjoyed the time spent at her daughter’s acreage tending to the pot belly pigs, turkeys and miniature donkeys. But her greatest passion was woodworking. She built many wishing wells, bird houses and bird feeders. She was a member of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church, its Council of Catholic Women, Rosary Sodality and the Sherman County Historical Society. She is survived by her daughter, Janie Bellows of Loup City; three nieces and spouses, Joyce and Roger Danielson of Solana Beach, CA, Bernice and David Desmul of Buckley, WA, Rita and Joe Warne of Alpine, AZ and Ron Hurlburt of Ord. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Charles; brother, Joe Bryl; half-sister, Angie Bogus; and niece, Stephanie Hurlburt. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

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I am so sorry to hear of Clara's passing. What a wonderful person! Clara did so much to help my Mom for so many years! Whenever we were at Mom's and Clara would show up, she would leave quick and always come back with a dollar for our son. So many good memories!!

Theresa Nickel Czaplewski Dec 8 2019 10:25 PM

Janie - I am so sorry, I know your Mom was suffering and now she is not in pain anymore, but I also know how hard it is to say goodbye, it was for me anyway. I will always remember your Mom as a sweet lady that was custodian at the school when I was growing up. And all the years after that she always said Hello with that bright smile and a funny comment that never failed to make me laugh and smile, whenever I saw her in town. She was such a hard worker, I always admired her ability to work and do anything even as she aged. Her and I shared 1st names and that was special to both of us. Thank you so much for all your support for me and Mom while my Mom was in the Nursing Home and the Gifts you and Clara gave her for Birthdays, Christmas, etc Jeff remembers how hard she worked and her many abilities when he was growing up in Ashton area.. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Clara Baillie Stobbe

clara Stobbe Dec 2 2019 6:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Clara Siuda

Cheryl Albright Nov 30 2019 5:33 PM

I worked with Clara at the high school during the summer. She was such a hard worker and always so dedicated to her job. She was fun as well and would always throw in some little remark to make you laugh. What a wonderful lady. My Sympathy to the family. Diane Stobbe McCarville Chitwood

Diane Chitwood Nov 30 2019 8:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clara Siuda

Joyce Goc Nov 29 2019 8:29 PM

Janie, I wish you peace and the comfort of fond memories during this holiday season. Little rascal and your classmate from Ashton Elementary School. Jean Woitalewicz-Kolar

Jean Kolar Nov 29 2019 8:13 PM