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Renee Wardyn

Rita Renee Wardyn, 81, of Loup City, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday 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 from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Wardyn was born on Sept. 1, 1933, at Litchfield, the daughter of Matt and Mary (Baker) Woitalewicz. She is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Dawn Wardyn of Grand Island, John and Denise Wardyn of Wichita, KS, Leonard and Marcia Wardyn of Farwell, Ron and Linda Wardyn of Loup City, Pete and Deb Wardyn of Cozad and Mike and Ann Wardyn of Grand Island; seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Kathy and Dick Kohel of Lincoln, Marcia and Jim Leonard of Kearney, Mary Jo Colorafi of Scottsdale, AZ, Linda Alexander of Columbus, Sharon and Doug Day of Loup City, Theresa and Kevin Jorgensen of St. Paul and Marge and Larry Kemling of Columbus; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Bryan Hall of Ravenna. She is also survived by 37 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law, Janet Woitalewicz of Loup City, Irene Woitalewicz of Farwell, Caroline Mazankowski of Loup City and Donna Wardyn of Loup City. Renee grew up in the Loup City area and attended St. Josaphat's parochial school and Loup City High School. She was united in marriage to Ralph S. Wardyn on Sept. 12, 1949, at Loup City. The couple farmed north of Loup City, later moving to Hazard and then Litchfield. They then moved to the family farm south of Loup City, where all their children were raised. Renee grew a big garden that she used for fresh produce and canning. She was also a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking bread, pies and pierogies. In 1985, the couple retired and moved into Loup City. In 2011, the couple moved to Rose Lane Home. Ralph died on Aug. 26, 2013, and Renee continued to live at Rose Lane the rest of her life. She was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women and Rosary Sodality. Renee enjoyed playing cards, BINGO, and crocheting, having made each of her grandchildren and many of her great-grandchildren afghans. In addition to her husband, Ralph, she was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Janis Lynn Wardyn; infant son, Lawrence Howard Wardyn; sister, Mary Frances Woitalewicz; and two brothers, Melvin and Richard Woitalewicz. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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Dear Theresa and family, please know that I have been thinking about you and your family during your mothers illness and her passing. You have my most sincere sympathy, I miss my Mom still but know your mothers legacy remains in you, your brothers and sisters. Lean on each other and God for strenghth and peace.In Sympathy, Susan Vlach

Susan Vlach Sep 29 2014 8:09 AM

John and Denise and Wardyn family,So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You will be in our prayers.

Jim & Jean Bowling Sep 29 2014 7:54 AM

John and Denise,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Vanessa Jones Sep 27 2014 5:04 PM

We love you and will miss you grandma.

Chris Augustine Sep 27 2014 2:29 PM

Marcia and extended families.......we cannot pretend to imagine your loss, but we can imagine the love she bestowed upon so many people! She taught you how to share His love....Always, Ron and Shirley.

Shirley Schuller Sep 27 2014 12:53 PM

Pete, Debbie, and the whole family: We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

Carroll and Pat Jensen Sep 27 2014 12:34 PM

Our deepest sympothies, thoughts, and prayers. Renae Nesiba, Jim Swanson, Angela, josh and jd

Renae Nesiba Sep 27 2014 11:32 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Renee was a special lady. God bless and comfort you.

Darlene Woitaszewski Sep 27 2014 11:14 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marge, Larry, Jake, Hannah and all your family. May God bring you comfort.

Mary and Dan Cerny Sep 27 2014 10:09 AM