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Monday January 21st, 2019
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Tuesday January 22nd, 2019

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Mary Ann Krzycki

Mary Ann Krzycki, 75, of Elba, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elba. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Elba. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Mary Ann was born on Jan. 6, 1944, at Cotesfield, the daughter of Chester R. and Martha E. (Christensen) Klein. She grew up in the Dannevirke and Elba area and attended Elba Public School and graduated from Elba High School in 1962. After high school she attended a beauty school in Kansas City. She was united in marriage to Steven D. Krzycki on Oct. 3, 1964, in Elba. The couple lived in Elba and she operated a beauty shop in Wolbach. She later opened the Pink Powder Puff Beauty Shop in Elba which she operated for many years. She also worked at the Elba State Bank and drove school bus for Elba Schools. Steve died on Jan. 14, 1985. She then began working at the Howard County Medical Center, first as a nurses aide, later becoming the head of housekeeping. She also continued to operate her beauty shop part-time. She retired from Howard County Medical Center in 2013 and continued to live in Elba the rest of her life. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women of which she was a former president. She was a former Elba EMT, operated the concessions at the Elba ball park for many years and was also very active with the Elba High School Alumni. Mary Ann enjoyed all plants and flowers, watching the cardinals and bluejays in her front yard tree, puzzles, watching game shows and home building and remodeling shows on TV, crocheting doilies and baby blankets and loved to clean and organize. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and dearly loved and missed her husband, Steve. She is survived by two sons, Kenny Krzycki of Grand Island and Jeff Krzycki of Elba; one daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Joe Jonak of Elba; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and another on the way; and two sisters, Marcia Noel of La Junta, CO and Shirley Stratman of Palmer. In addition to her husband, Steve, she was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Janice Kuszak. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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I'm so sorry for your loss! Mary Ann was such a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by many. There are so many good memories with her and so many good times. It was always fun being around her.

Anita Jurzenski Bryant Jan 22 2019 9:29 PM

Distinctive voice not once

Amy Olson Jan 22 2019 7:43 PM

To my cousins Kenny, Jeff, and Diane, my deepest sympathies for not only your loss, but all our loss. Your mom was a lovely wonderful lady. I have nothing but the fondest of memories. She loved her man in a way that all of us should love our partners. Loyal and devoted to the end. She was a loving mother and took great pride in her children and grands. I can hear her distinctive once and taste her delicious cherry dessert. I hope the memories you have will bring a bit of solace to you.

Amy Olson Jan 22 2019 7:42 PM

Such a beautiful funeral service this morning! Lifting you all up in prayer.

Stacey Keller Jan 22 2019 6:39 PM

We hold your family in our prayers. Although I planned to be at the visitation this evening the weather is keeping me home. The time I worked with Your Mom at the salon was a special time for me. The three of you kids were just little then, We see by the tribute you have put together it shows what a special family you have. The love your Mom had for all of you will help you through this difficult time. Gods comfort and Love, Duane and Peggy Schneider (Mueller)

Peggy Schneider Jan 21 2019 4:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Krzycki

Lori ziola Jan 19 2019 10:58 AM

Maryann and Steve touched our hearts in so many ways. They were mentors for Joe and I as we started out our marriage. Teaching us how to love and how family was our strength. We learned to ski and Sherman dam behind your dads boat. We spent many nights just visiting at your house. Your family will always hold a special place in my heart and I am so so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs from the Joe and Linda Ambrose family!

Linda Ambrose Jan 19 2019 10:02 AM

So sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was a special lady and will be missed by many. May God comfort you all during this sad time.

Sandi (Wilson) Bryer Jan 19 2019 3:54 AM

Mary Ann was such a kind person. We worked together at HCCH for several years--always so nice! Her family was blessed with the best! Kathy Hahn

Kathy Hahn Jan 18 2019 9:47 PM