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Janice Ann Jelinek

February 18, 1947 — November 14, 2023

St. Paul

Janice Ann Jelinek, 76, of St. Paul, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Vince Parsons will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.

Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. Rosary.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

The service will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP.

Janice was born on Feb. 18, 1947, at Seward, the daughter of Edward R. and Agnes A. (Roh) Semin, Jr.

She grew up in Bee where she received her early education and was a 1965 graduate of East Butler High School. It was there that she met her high school sweetheart, Lumir J. Jelinek. After graduation, she moved to Lincoln and was employed in secretarial work.

She and Lumir were united in marriage on May 16, 1966, at Bee. The couple first lived in Dwight, later moving to David City. The couple eventually moved to Bellwood where they lived for many years, raised their family and she worked for Vishay Dale Electronics in Columbus for over 30 years.

After the couple retired, they moved to St. Paul in 2020 to be closer to their grandchildren.

She was a former member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bellwood where she was very active in the church and Altar Society for many years and after moving to St. Paul, she became a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. She was a member of the Toastmasters while working at Vishay Dale’s and even qualified for the State Toastmasters. In 1983 to 1984 she served as a State Chapter Parent for FHA Hero of Nebraska.

Janice enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, sewing and quilting. She was always the best hostess to anyone that ever stopped by her house and guests never left hungry. She was famous for her kolaches and sticky buns.

She is survived by her husband, Lumir of St. Paul; three children and spouses, Linda and Brett Bratten of Armstrong, MO, Theresa and Bryan Robinson of St. Paul and Anton and Hayley Jelinek of Kearney; 8 grandchildren, Blake and Kristel Bratten, Lumir Jacob and Brooke Bratten, Nathan and Jessica Bratten, Tylor and Audrie Robinson, Jordan Robinson and special friend, Brandt Bottolfson, Spencer and Delaney Robinson, Mollie Jelinek, and Bodhi Jelinek and special friend, Amber Neben; 9 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Brinley, Kadience, Zeke, Creed, Quade, Palmer, Brighton, Irelynn, with another one on the way; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Elaine Semin of La Crescent, MN; sister-in-law, Emily Greguras of Bee; Lumir’s siblings and in-laws, Clara Jelinek of Lillington, NC, Donna Jelinek of Brainard, James and Bernadette Jelinek of Atkinson, and Thomas and Joyce Jelinek of Brainard; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Ehan Edward Jelinek; in-laws, Anton J. and Alma Jelinek; brother, James Dean Semin; and brothers-in-law, Richard Jelinek and Bernard Jelinek.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, November 20, 2023

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

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

713 Elm St, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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Rosary

Monday, November 20, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

713 Elm St, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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Mass

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

713 Elm St, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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Burial

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Starts at 11:45 pm (Central time)

Elmwood Cemetery

Saint Paul, NE 68873

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