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Ron D. CzaplewskiRonald D. “Ron” Czaplewski, 62, of Loup City, died unexpectedly, Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty L. Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. vigil service at the church. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Czaplewski was born on Nov. 8, 1947, at Loup City, the son of Bernard and Angeline (Mendyk) Czaplewski. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Loup City; two daughters and one son-in-law, Nichole Czaplewski of Los Angeles, CA and Amanda and Joe Weakly of Loup City; four sons and daughters-in-law, Monte and Nicole Czaplewski of Grand Island, Ron Jr. and Denise Czaplewski of Omaha, Justin and Jennifer Czaplewski of Grand Island and Lance and Amanda Czaplewski of Ankeny, Iowa; one sister, Dorothy Wajckus of Fresno, CA; and four brothers and six sisters-in-law, Benjamin and Muritta Czaplewski of Grand Island, Alfred and Marilyn Czaplewski of Lincoln, Anthony and Vonnie Czaplewski of St. Paul, Thomas and Sandy Czaplewski of Lincoln, Loreen Czaplewski and Arvada Czaplewski, both of Grand Island. He is also survived by eight grandchildren. Ron attended St. Josaphat’s parochial school and graduated from Loup City High School in 1966. While he was in high school he played in the “Mid Knights” band. After graduation he attended the Omaha Vo Tech School where he studied mechanics and later returned to Loup City. He worked at Jacob’s Ford and later for Genuine NAPA Auto Parts Store, both in St. Paul. He was married to Crystal Voigt in April 1969 in Loup City. He worked for Tri Valley Equipment in Loup City and later for the Ord Quiz newspaper and in 1985, began working for Ken’s Equipment in Loup City. He was united in marriage to Betty A. Kuligowski on Dec. 26, 1986, in Loup City. In 1987, the couple purchased the Snack Shop & Bakery Café and added the Snack Shop Shirts & More in 1995. He and Betty operated these businesses until his death. He was an excellent businessman and entrepreneur and was very hard working. He will be greatly missed by the community, as well as, his family. Ron was a member of the Loup City Fire Department and EMT’s, National Rifle Association, Nebraska Street Rods Association and was the founder of Czaplewski Brothers Racing. He was a car enthusiast his whole life and enjoyed collecting and working on automobiles. He loved playing the guitar, especially for his grandkids and always put his children and grandchildren first. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Charlotte Dawn Czaplewski on Aug. 25, 1973; and four brothers, Louis, Richard, Robert and James Czaplewski. Memorials are suggested to the Loup City EMT’s or to the donor’s choice.
Condolences to the Czaplewski family. I visited Loup City 22 Years ago and Ron and his family welcomed me with open arms. He made some the best bread ever and he was truly one of those special people. Blessing from the Jesse Rubio family
Jesse Rubio Oct 30 2010 12:00 AM
Betty (and family), I am so sorry to hear about your beloved husband and father. May the Lord hold you all in the palm of his hand and comfort you in your loss. Linda (Kuszak) Brewer
Linda Kuszak Brewer Oct 28 2010 12:00 AM
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could have talked with you at the funeral. We had to leave as our drive was quit lengthy.
Brian & Lori Czaplewski Oct 27 2010 12:00 AM
Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your loved one. you are all inour thoughts and Prayers
MARLENE A SCHMIDT Oct 27 2010 12:00 AM
Nicole, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. When death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, loves leaves a memory that no one can steel, when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. With love and Light, Pablo & Kimberly
Pablo & Kimberly Fiorani Oct 26 2010 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. Love you very much!
Casey and Carol WIlson Oct 26 2010 12:00 AM
Betty; Sorry for the lost let God lead the way the best that you can you are in our hearts and in our prays.We both have to work so we will not beable to make it. Take care of yourself.
Bill&Teresa Schnase Oct 26 2010 12:00 AM
Ron was a great guy, and will be missed. It was always great to see him back in the kitchen, and when he had a moment, he made it a point to come talk. There was no doubt that he cared about the way he lived his life.
Mitch Arnold Oct 25 2010 12:00 AM
Betty, Our thoughts are with you and your family. I just can't believe that Ron is gone. I am so glad we were up there the other day and got to say hi.
Gary may & Rene Mingus Oct 25 2010 12:00 AM
To Betty & Family: Words are hard to find to express our sincere sympathy for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are sure with you and your family. Take care.
Jack & Elaine VanSlyke Oct 25 2010 12:00 AM