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Eloise C. Chelewski

December 14, 1929 — March 24, 2022

Eloise C. Chelewski, 92, of Deming, NM, formerly of Farwell, passed away on the evening of Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming, shortly after a couple of minor surgical procedures. She had also been battling cancer for over a year. He husband, Ray and Daughter, Carolyn, were at her side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, 2022, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Vincent L Parson will celebrate the Mass. Inurnment will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island.

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Eloise was born on Dec. 14, 1929, at Ord, the youngest of four children born to Fred and Prudy (Sherbeck) Hunt. She was the last member of that immediate family. The Hunt family was a farming family, and Eloise grew up in the era of the Great Depression in Nebraska, attending school in Arcadia, through the ninth grade.

Eloise met Ray Chelewski at a dance in Comstock. They were later united in marriage on Sept. 28, 1948, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. This was the year before the great blizzard of 1949, which devastated much of Nebraska.

Eloise very much enjoyed dancing; she and Ray went to polka dances for many years. She also loved the outdoors, with her hobbies being, gardening, bird watching, hiking and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Ray; children and spouses, Carolyn and Joe Karner of St. Libory, Steve and Cris Chelewski of San Antonio, TX and Lynn and Belinda Chelewski of Beatrice; also, surviving are five grandchildren, Kim and Kevin Campbell, Erin and Jack Jurgens, Jill and Todd Kleint, Melissa Karner and Cody Chelewski; 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Prudy Hunt of Ord; sister, Lorene and Paul Leighton of Wahoo; brothers, Dillard and Leah Hunt of Arcadia and Byron Hunt of Arcadia.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, April 11, 2022

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Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

713 Elm St, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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Monday, April 11, 2022

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Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803

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