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Mass of Christian Burial

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Thomas C. "Tom" Wojtalewicz

Thomas C. “Tom” Wojtalewicz, 68, of Ravenna, formerly of Ashton, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski and Deacon Randy Lewandowski will celebrate the Mass. Mr. Wojtalewicz will be cremated following the services, with a private family burial in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton. Visitation will be one hour before time of services at the church, with a recitation of the Rosary at 9:45 a.m. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family. Tom was born on June 11, 1951, at Loup City, the son of Clarence L. and Lillian K. (Dzingle) Wojtalewicz. Tom grew up on the family farm three miles north of Ashton. He attended St. Francis Parochial School, Ashton High School and graduated from Loup City High School. He farmed with his family and operated Wojtalewicz Greenhouse and Tom's Garden Mums mail order service. He then worked for Knoefler Honey Farm of Loup City and later owned and operated Tom's Apiaries, also of Loup City. For the last four years he had resided in Ravenna. He was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church. Tom loved Cornhusker sports, was a longtime football ticket holder and was a Husker Athletics Booster. He supported numerous children through church missions. He loved music of all genres, keeping track of weather patterns, playing cards and monopoly and was known in the area for being a great snooker player. He also enjoyed traveling, having traveled to many European countries and to different Husker bowl games. He is survived by seven siblings, Ira Wojtalewicz of Columbus, GA, Raphael Wojtalewicz of Sapulpa, OK, Lawrence Wojtalewicz of Grand Island, Cynthia Wojtalewicz Carkoski of Loup City, Michael and Jeanette Wojtalewicz of Omaha, Alan and Michelle Wojtalewicz of Torrance, CA, and Celeste Wojtalewicz and Ernesto Brovelli of Winter Park, FL; eight nieces and nephews, Aaron Wojtalewicz, Natalie Durand, Andrea Carkoski, Ashley Schidel, Joselyn Wojtalewicz, Nicole Wojtalewicz, Brandon Wojtalewicz and Brooke Wojtalewicz; and seven great nieces and nephews, Julianna and Jack Durand, Marissa and Mathew Wojtalewicz, Brendan and Ella Carkoski, and Lennon Schidel. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation or for Masses.

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Loren we are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you at this special time in your life. Doug and Marti Fousek Elba NE

martha fousek Sep 4 2019 1:50 PM

Tom's morning phone calls into the newsroom asking for the sunset time in Grand Island were always a joy to answer. His voice will be greatly missed.

Bryan Shawver Sep 2 2019 8:01 AM

Tom and I were classmates at St Francis Parochial and Ashton High Schools. Had lots of good memories growing up with Tom around Ashton area. He was a fun and good person. Jerome Moraczewski

jerry moraczewski Sep 1 2019 9:22 AM

I have found memories of Tom during our school days in Ashton. He was a gentle, friendly guy with a ready smile. May he rest in peace. Allan Eurek

Allan Eurek Aug 31 2019 11:40 AM

Good memories of Tom schooling everyone on the "snooker" table in Pete's Bar at Ashton back in the 70's. Comfort to all your siblings. RIP Tom from a fellow Ashtonite.

Randy Ksionzek Aug 30 2019 11:23 AM