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Nellie Woitaszewski

Nellie Woitaszewski, 93, of Kearney, formerly of Loup City, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society – St. John's in Kearney. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. sodality rosary and vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Woitaszewski was born on Oct. 27, 1922, on the family farm southeast of Loup City, the daughter of Frank and Gertrude (Shuda) Stenka. She was united in marriage to Stanley Woitaszewski on June 12, 1945, at Loup City. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1995. She is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Angela Nichols of Grand Island, Phyllis and Dale Wittenbach of Kearney and Darlene Woitaszewski of Grand Island; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Judy Woitaszewski of Lincoln and John and LaVerna Woitaszewski of St. Paul. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Chester Lonowski of Loup City. Nellie attended Sherman County rural schools in the Loup City area. As a young woman she moved to Wyoming for one year and returned to Loup City to care for her parents. After she and Stanley were married they lived on a farm 5 miles west of Loup City until 1947 when they moved into Loup City. She was a homemaker until 1963 when she began as a cook in the Loup City School system. She later worked for St. Josaphat's Catholic Church and rectory and in the laundry of Sacred Heart Hospital for 10 years. She then retired and cared for her husband until his death. She continued to live in Loup City until 2004, when she moved to Cambridge Court Assisted Living in Kearney. Since 2008, she had resided at St. John's. She was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women and Rosary Sodality. Nellie enjoyed cooking, baking, quilting, gardening, yardwork and cleaning. She loved time spent with her grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Stanley, she was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Jack Nichols, Sr.; brothers, Paul, Ed and Clemence Stenka; sister, Theresa Glenn; step brothers, Steve and Leo Stenka; and step sister, Bertha Morrity. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice or St. Josaphat's Catholic Church.

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Phyllis and familyI am so very sorry about your loss. Nellie had the most beautiful smile. I am so grateful that I got to get to know her. Heaven got a very special angel.

Cherlyn Hunt Dec 17 2015 10:27 PM

So sorry to hear about Nellie. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Steve & Theresa Czaplewski Dec 17 2015 6:18 PM