Delores A. Nowak, 85, of Greeley passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Greeley Care Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley. Father Donald Buhrman and Father Sidney B. Bruggeman will officiate. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Greeley. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. T.J. Finn and Sons Mortuary of Greeley is in charge of arrangements.
Delores Ann was born March 25, 1927, on the family farm in the Mount Pleasant area of Greeley County, west of Greeley, Nebraska to Edward and Eleanor (Zulkoski) Jurzenski. She was raised in Greeley County and attended District #19 Country School and graduated from Greeley Sacred Heart School in 1944. Delores taught rural school for five years in Greeley County.
On April 12, 1948, Delores was united in marriage to John L. “Jack” Nowak at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greeley. The couple made their first home on the farm and then moved into Greeley. Delores was a homemaker and raised her children before working at the Greeley County Assessor’s Office, Spalding Hospital for six years and then at Stepp’s Grocery store for ten years.
The couple spent 62 years of marriage together before Mr. Nowak passed away on September 29, 2010.
She was a member of the Greeley Sacred Heart Church where she belonged to the Altar Society. Delores enjoyed dancing with the love of her life, Jack. She also enjoyed fishing, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended many of her family’s school functions and sporting events.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill and Margie of Lincoln, Mike and Lea Anne of Grand Island, and Tom of Greeley; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Mary and Frank Stepanek of St. Paul, Patty and Bill Paxton of Superior, Ann Nowak of Greeley and Karen and Frank Kuta of St. Libory; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Steve Dubas of Fullerton and Elaine and Fritz Foltz of Greeley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; a son, John; a great-granddaughter, Marie Eidson; a great-grandson, Cal Stepanek; and one brother, Bernard Jurzenski.