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Sunday September 11th, 2016
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Marilyn A. Lewandowski

Marilyn A. Lewandowski, 79, of Omaha, formerly of Ansley, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Immanuel Fontenelle in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family. Mrs. Lewandowski was born April 7, 1937, on the family farm east of Arcadia, the daughter of Chester H. and Mary C. (Evans) Parker. As a child, Marilyn enjoyed playing paper dolls with her sister, Alice, and swimming in the irrigation canals and river. As a teenager she enjoyed attending movies and loved country music and dances. She attended Arcadia Public Schools where she was a good student and was the Drum Majorette. She was united in marriage to Orville Max Gross in Oct. 1952, in Broken Bow. To this union two sons were born. She was united in marriage to Fred A. Lewandowski on Oct. 10, 1958, in Ord. To this union five children were born. The couple farmed in the Mason City area until 1977, when they moved to Ansley. In 1980, she began working for Becton Dickinson and Company in Broken Bow until her retirement in 1999. In 2010, she moved to Omaha, where she lived the rest of her life. She was a longtime member of the Ansley American Legion Auxiliary . She volunteered for many bloodmobiles and marched in many parades with the Auxiliary. She also enjoyed walking and having coffee with her Ansley friends. She loved Cornhusker volleyball and football and the Chicago Bears and watching Ansley athletics. But most of all, Marilyn dearly loved her family. She is survived by six sons and three daughters-in-law, Mike and Marge Gross of Aurora, Al and Deb Gross of Grand Island, Pat Lewandowski of Mason City, Martin and Julie Lewandowski of Lincoln, Tony Lewandowski of Ansley and Roger Lewandowski of Omaha; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Blake Wilson of Omaha; 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; and five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice Gibson of Monte Vista, CO, Connie Stewart of Broken Bow, Nancy and Cork Einspahr of Arcadia, Vickie and Larry Hanks of Amherst and Mary Lou Peterson of Broken Bow. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred, on April 10, 2013; two sisters, Gladys Scott and Norma Reichstein; and three brothers, Robert, Gene and Don Parker. Memorials are suggested to the Lewandowski family, for later designation. Please sign the guestbook for Marilyn by visiting www.petersfuneralhome.net.

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Janet, Gary and our children and grandchildren send our prayers and sympathy for Aunt Marilyn and her entire family. She was a wonderful person. May she rest in peace in the glory of God, our Father. Gary and Janet Janulewicz

Gary Janulewicz Sep 9 2016 11:25 PM

I am sadden to hear of your Mothers passing, I have so many memories of your Mom from the beauty shop, bringing in pictures of her grandchildren on a weekly basis, to Auxiliary. She was always so fun to work with,she truly loved life. She has been missed and certainly will put a void in her families lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Julie schmidt

Julie Schmidt Sep 9 2016 8:13 AM

Marilyn and I shared a hospital room when our babies were born in 1967. Remember how proud we were of Scott. Also remember how proud Freddie and Marilyn were of Lisa, their first and only daughter. Great friends. Shall be missed by her family.

Carolyn Sekutera Sep 8 2016 11:18 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family , a gentle and dear heart gone from us.. always enjoyed being with her. She made you feel good. you just didn't hear her complain...may she rest in peace.. Ann Irvine ( Mary Jo Scott's mom)

ann irvine Sep 8 2016 10:29 PM

Our family extends our deepest sympathy to all of you in Marilyn's family! We always enjoyed her and Fred as well and we had a lot of laughs when we happened to be together with them. Gary & Cheryl Moody

Gary & Cheryl Moody Sep 8 2016 8:57 PM

My beautiful, precious sister is gone from my life and on to a much better one. I will miss her so much. The times I have spent with her will be some of my fondest memories. I can't explain what it was about her that made me so happy to be around her. She was so funny and never complained about much. My last visit with her August 27,2016 was such a blessing to me. She was so happy to see, Sloan, Parker and I, but we were even happier to see her. She just made us feel good. I am sad that I won't be seeing her for awhile. I know she's having a ball catching up with Mom, her Dad, our sisters and brothers and her dear Freddie. Even though they are gone from this earth and my sight, each one of them holds a very special place in my heart. I'll miss you dear sister, Marilyn. Love you Always Mary Lou

Mary Lou Petersen Sep 8 2016 7:25 PM

Sending our deepest sympathies to Marilyn's family. May you find peace in your wonderful memories of your wonderful mom, grandma and great grandma. Lynn and Angela Thomas

Angela Thomas Sep 8 2016 5:17 PM