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Loretta K. BonczynskiLoretta K. Bonczynski, 91, of Ravenna, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021, at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City, the Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. A private family burial was held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City on March 21, 2020. If you are unable to attend the funeral, you are asked to stop by the Loup City Community Center between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a celebration of Loretta’s life. Facemasks are highly recommended for the Mass. The Mass will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers and plants, Loretta asked that memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent dePaul School in Seward, St. Josaphat’s catechesis in Loup City, Blessed Sacrament Church in Grand Island or to the donor’s choice. Loretta was born on April 30, 1928, in Loup City, the daughter of Walter and Kathryn (Augustyn) Kaminski. Loretta attended country schools in Sherman County, Loup City High School, and graduated from Wiggle Creek High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Frank J. Klimek on June 11, 1947, in Loup City. Mr. Klimek died on Dec. 10, 1971. On Jan. 14, 1984, she married Adolph Bonczynski. Mr. Bonczynski died on March 28, 2008. Loretta was employed at Rose Lane Nursing Home, Loup City Ambulance, and Sacred Heart Hospital, all in Loup City. In 1984, Loretta and Adolph moved to Seward. She retired from Memorial Hospital in Seward in 1993. In 2008, Loretta and Adolph moved to Grand Island. In Loup City, she was a member of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church, Rosary Sodality, and was a teacher for the CCD program. In Seward, she was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, Extra Ordinary Eucharistic Minister, Hospital Auxiliary, TOPS Club, and Share Program. In Grand Island, she was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and participated in many faith and learning programs. Loretta enjoyed attending many of her children’s activities and especially spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren. Those left to cherish her memory are children and spouses, Lawrence and Billie Klimek of Grand Island, Kathryn and David Chohon of Tucson, AZ, Loren and Darlene Klimek of Idaho Springs, CO, Barbara Klimek of Brady, Michael and Karleen Klimek of Grand Island, John and Nancy Klimek of Omaha, Michelle and Michael Grudzinski of Maryville, MO, Denise and Robin Bochart of Rockville and Laurie and Craig Dethlefs of Ravenna; brother, Andrew Kaminski of Aurora, CO; step children, Marlene and Dewey Wood of San Saba, TX, Judy and Tom Van Winkle of Wood River, and Rick and Kim Bonczynski of Golden, CO; 27 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; many relatives and a host of friends. In addition to her husbands, Frank and Adolph, Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Leona; grandson, Joshua Chohon; great granddaughter, Quinn Blankenship; brother, Leonard and Don Kaminski; and step sons, Larry and Randy Bonczynski.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Loretta. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Ann Marquardt-Edloff (daughter of Joesphine Sok-Marquardt)
Ann Marquardt-Edloff May 1 2021 2:52 PM
We love our Kaminski family - each and every one of you. Our thoughts and prayers have been, and will continue to be with you. LaVerne Moss Family
Monte Moss Apr 27 2021 4:43 PM
The light blue eyes, her devotion to her religion, her family and still have time to help others. Her friendship with my mother her mother's sister. Aunt Katie was special. I was able to visit Loretta in her home at the nursing home and she, as always was gracious and up-to-date. Cherish her memory, I do.
Michael A Toczek Mar 25 2020 6:20 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Loretta Bonczynski
David and Sandy Dillon Mar 20 2020 1:39 PM
I have great memories of spending summer vacations with the family. Even with her busy life she had time and smiles for me. Taking time to drive or pick me up to go visit the other cousins in the area. She was a good friend to my Mom, Bertha, with all of her visits. She was a favorite Aunt and person to so many of us. I inherited a Christmas runner that she made for my Mom and it always has a special place in my home at that time of year. As of this morning I see a Hosta alive with spring that she gave me when she had to move. I will always think of her as they all grow. Hope to see you all at a later time. Donna Tyma Miller
Donna Tyma Miller Mar 20 2020 10:53 AM
I remember Loretta saying the my brother Butch always went right for her cookie jar when he went to her house. Lol. She was an amazing lady. My prayers go to all her family. God gained a beautiful angel.
Catherine Alexander Glendy Mar 19 2020 8:43 AM
Our hearts ache for your loss, our loss. My mom always thought a lot of "aunt Loretta". Prayers and hugs to you all as during such a sorrowful time.
Kenny and Janelle Krzycki Mar 18 2020 11:01 PM
I enjoyed being able to visit with Loretta while she was at Good Sam in Ravenna. We had a lot of fun reminiscing about all the times Michelle & I & friends spent at their house in Loup City. She will be greatly missed. God bless you all with peaceful hearts knowing she is now with the Lord.
Cheryl Albright (Obermiller) Mar 18 2020 8:53 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Loretta Bonczynski
Tom and Donna Peters Mar 18 2020 7:00 PM
I remember going to the Klimek farm in the summers to pick sweet corn with my mom, Louise Lonowski. Loretta was always a very gracious lady. Adene Maronde
Adene Maronde Mar 18 2020 4:32 PM