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Dolores Angela Larchick“Dee” Larchick 76 LOUP CITY – Dolores A. “Dee” Larchick, 76, of Loup City, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Ord. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 4 to 6:00 p.m. at the church, with a 6:00 p.m. vigil service and Rosary Sodality leading the rosary. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Larchick was born on Nov. 10, 1937, in Chicago, the daughter of Edmund and Celia (Dymek) Ignowski. She was united in marriage to Julius J. “Jim” Larchick on Sept. 26, 1959, at Ashton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1994. She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Francis Kehler of Greeley, Maria and Joe Janke of Kearney, and Gena and Rodney Rogers of Loup City; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Gerard Larchick of Loup City, Brian and Maggie Larchick of Clarks, and Rob Larchick of Loup City; and two sisters, Mary Skibinski of Ashton and Sue Kaminski of Loup City. She also leaves to cherish her memory 15 grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Mary Ann Leathers of Topeka, KS, Carolyn Olsen of Grand Island, Bertha and Bill Jerabek of St. Paul, and Joyce and Bob Clark of Morrison, CO. As a young girl, Dee began her education in Chicago schools and in 1943, moved with her family to Ashton. She attended St. Francis parochial school and was a 1956 graduate of Ashton High School. As a young woman she worked for Guarantee Mutual Insurance Company in Omaha and later for Woodman Accident & Life in Lincoln. After she and Jim were married they lived in Loup City, where she was a stay-at-home mother to her children. In 1976, she started an upholstery and furniture refinishing business out of her home. She also worked at the Colony Club in Loup City for a number of years. She later worked at Rose Lane Home as a nursing assistant, Central Nebraska Community Services and Bullet Weights. Her last employment was with the “After School Program” for Sherman County Prevention. Dee was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church where she was active in the Council of Catholic Women, music ministry, served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a former CCD teacher. She was also active in the Red Hat Ladies and was a lifetime member of the Polish Heritage Center in Ashton. She enjoyed crocheting, playing the organ and piano, polka music and dancing. She dearly loved her grandchildren and also loved a good cup of coffee and donut sticks. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Francis Larchick; granddaughter, Dawn Marie Kehler; sister, Arlene Ignowski; and a brother, Bob Ignowski. Please sign Dee's guestbook by visiting www.petersfuneralhome.net. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Grandma Dee always had a smile on her face and loved to bring one to others' faces as well. She was a special lady in not only my life, but many other lives. She will be missed but her memory will live on in the ones who love her. I am so blessed to call her my grandma because she brought something into my life that I just can't explain. I will always love her and will miss her contagious laugh, caring smile, and sense of humor!!
Lisa Kehler Aug 18 2014 3:07 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family
Mike Turek Aug 15 2014 8:18 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about Dolores. I was so fond of her and cherish the memories I have of her.
Sandra Heins Aug 13 2014 12:30 PM
Mom thought the world of Jim & Delores. It seems like the old neighborhood is slowly going away. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Diann Oltman Racette Aug 8 2014 4:07 PM
Just cherish the memories, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary Mroczek-Wendell Aug 6 2014 4:15 PM
I enjoyed my visits with Dee, she always left a smile on my face, she adored her family, such a pleasure to know her and her children.
Aug 5 2014 9:58 PM
Thoughts and prayers to your family!!
cheryl Tucker Aug 5 2014 3:29 PM
Grandma Dee, as she was called by the children at the After School Program...What a wonderful light flowed out of her! They could always count on her for a hug and a listening ear. As a friend and Co-worker she was a gracious lady. She always had a friendly smile and usually a compliment to follow, no matter what she was always a ray of sunshine, as she will continue to be to us in our memories. My Condolences to the Ignowski and Larchick Family.
Jaci Walrath Aug 5 2014 2:40 PM
May your hearts be filled with all the wonderful memories that you shared. Dee's smile will be missed. She would always say hello and ask how things were going whenever she would see me. Very special lady. With Deepest Sympathy.
Samantha Kusek Aug 5 2014 1:49 PM
My deepest sympathies to you all.Dee was a wonderful lady, and I had the pleasure of knowing her through the Polish Heritage Center. Many an hour were spent rolling dough, and pinching Pierogi's. A delightful personality; kind, giving, thoughtful, funny, It was an honor to know her.May you rest in peace my dear.
Joanne Badura Aug 5 2014 9:45 AM