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William E. Proskocil, 88

William E. Proskocil, 88, of Omaha, formerly of Ord passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at the CHI Lakeside Medical Center in Omaha.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Reverend Trever Rook will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the family. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

William was born November 12, 1926, at Ord, Nebraska to Joseph and Anna (Tatcy) Proskocil. He was raised in Ord where he also received his education. 

As a young man William farmed and delivered milk. He began a career with the State of Nebraska Department of Roads and continued to work there until his retirement. 
On February 5, 1948, William was united in marriage to Georgia Svoboda at Ord, Nebraska.

The couple spent their entire married life in Ord. Mrs. Proskocil passed away on July 8, 1988.  William has made his home in Omaha for the past several years.
William enjoyed carpentry and gardening.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William E. and Thanu Proskocil Jr. of Omaha, Richard L. and Zeta Proskocil of Illinois; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly D. and Martin Mortensen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Georgia; and three brothers, Joe, Tony and Ed.

Alan Drake, 72

Alan Drake, age 72, of Comstock , Nebraska died August 6, 2015 northeast of Comstock as a result of a tractor accident.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Lee                                                             Park Cemetery west of Arcadia , Nebraska with Pastor Scott Hausrath officiating.                         Burial will be in the Lee Park Cemetery .  Visitation will be Tuesday August 11, 9 a.m. to
7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with family greeting friends 5 to 6 p.m.
Alan is survived by a 2 sons Ken and wife Tracy Drake of Williston , N.D. and Kevin and wife Sheryl Drake of Comstock, Ne.  his finance Connie Harper of Comstock, Ne., 7 grandchildren Tara (John) Dunbar of,  Jessica(Blaine) Gibbons of Broken Bow, Ne., Reba Clamp of Minneapolis, Mn., Kyle (Emily) Drake of Kearney, Ne., Kaitlyn (Greg) Iburg of Sargent, Ne.,  Kelsey (Jeff) Kort of Blue Hill, Ne., and Kaelynn Drake of Crete, Ne.,  4 great grand children Tayton Dunbar, Adrian Gibbons, Presleigh Kort, and Braxton Kort.  a sister Rosa (Don) Edwards of Comstock, Ne., 4 brothers Royal (Annie) Drake of Texas, Robert (Tracy) Drake of Comstock, William (Mary Jane) Drake of Berwyn, Ne., and Daniel (Darla) Drake of Ainsworth, Ne.  Sister-in-law Lynn Cusimano of Arcadia, and brother-in-law Brad (Carolyn) Sell of Arcadia, Ne. Special nephew Brian and friend Andrea and other nephews and nieces. 
Alan was preceded in death by his wife Zelda, a grandson Neil (Bubba) parents Archie and Beulah Drake, and brother-in-law Larry Cusimano.
Alan A. Drake was born July 19, 1943 in Loup County , Nebraska to Archie and Beulah (Dunbar) Drake.  He attended school and graduated in 1962 from Comstock High School .  Alan and his wife owned and operated Z’s Place Café in Sargent and later the Branding Iron Saloon in Comstock.  Alan was a life-long rancher.

Rose Jarzynka, 90

LOUP CITY – Rose Marie Jarzynka, 90, of Loup City, formerly of Ashton, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service.

Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jarzynka was born on April 16, 1925, on the family farm south of Ashton, the daughter of George and Stella (Maciejewski) Dymek.

She was united in marriage to Alvin R. Jarzynka on June 13, 1949, at Ashton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2008.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Craig Kamler of Ashton and Deb and Lonnie Mitteis of Grand Island; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Susan Jarzynka of Loup City, Gary and Rosario Jarzynka of Lincoln and Dan Jarzynka and Niki Onuoha-Jarzynka of Lincoln; and one sister, Marian Maschka of Englewood, Colorado.

She also leaves to cherish her memory, nine grandchildren and spouses, Jonathan and Trudy Kamler, Jessica and Chris Fiorelli, Aaron Jarzynka, Judd Jarzynka, Matthew Jarzynka, Maggie Mitteis and Andrew Seger, Jody Mitteis, Brooke Havlat, and Makenna Jarzynka; and her very special friend and caregiver, Andrea “Vanessa” Robertson of Loup City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rose received all her sacraments at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton. Shew grew up in rural Ashton and attended District 54 rural school and St. Francis Parochial School.

In 1942, she traveled by herself by train to Chicago where she worked for Lakeside Press, which manufactured catalogs and magazines. She later worked for Doyle and Company where radio transformers were manufactured. Here she met her lifelong friend, Theresa (Ruth) Hoppe. They corresponded by letters and Christmas cards until Theresa's death in 2005.

Rose returned to Nebraska and worked with her sister, Domicella, at the Cornhusker Army Ammunitions Plant in Grand Island. She also worked at the Ravenna Creamery in Ravenna and Jameson's Cafe in Grand Island.

After she and Alvin were married, they lived and farmed southwest of Ashton, where they raised their five children, Joyce, Michael, Gary, Debra and Daniel. The couple remained on the farm until January 2007, when they moved to Rose Lane Assisted Living Center, due to the ice storm that caused power outages for several weeks.

She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women and Rosary Sodality.
Rose enjoyed baking, cooking and canning for her family. She also enjoyed embroidery, gardening, listening and dancing to polka music and taking care of her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Alvin, she was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Stella Moraczewski, Domicella Jarzynka, Celia Ignowski and Lucille Gappa; and five brothers, Hubert, Albert, Harry, Daniel and Edwin Dymek.

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Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

Rose Marie Kamler, 83

Rose Marie Kamler, 83, of Loup City, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City, surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service.

Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.

Rose Marie Kamler was born on April 17, 1932, at Exeter, the daughter of Leo and Anna (Votipka) Erdkamp.

She was united in marriage to Cletus N. Kamler on Feb. 1, 1951, at Exeter. He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1999.

She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Craig and Joyce Kamler of Ashton, Mark and Patty Kamler of Loup City, Todd and Susan Kamler of Kearney and Bruce Kamler of Mechanicsburg, PA; one sister, Wilma and Ron Spoerl of Longmont, CO; four sisters-in-law, Elenor Erdkamp of Exeter, Barbara Hein of McCook, Eleveda Spitz of Glenndora, CA, and Kathleen Aksentowitz of Omaha; one brother-in-law, Linus and Francis Kamler of Geneva, and many nieces and nephews.

She also leaves to cherish her memory 6 grandchildren: Jonathan (Trudy) Kamler, Jessica (Chris) Fiorelli, Danielle Dobish, Nathan Kamler, Michael (Brianna) Kamler, Ashley Kamler and 1 great grandchild Tristan Dobish.

Rose received all her sacraments at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter. She attended Exeter Public School and was a 1949 graduate of Exeter High School. As a young girl she worked at the soda fountain at Phelps Drug Store and also as a waitress and did babysitting. When she was a Junior in High School she worked at the telephone company as a switchboard operator, later transferring to Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph.

Six months after she and Cletus were married, he was drafted into the Army where he served for two years. During his service, Rose traveled with him to Basic Training then got a job with Russell Stover’s Candy factory in Lincoln while he was overseas. Upon Cletus’ returned from the Army in 1953, the two returned to the farm in Shickley where they were members of St. Mary’s Church. Cletus and Rose were later blessed with four sons. The family enjoyed working together and creating lifelong memories on the farm north of Shickley until 1987, when they moved to Loup City. It was then that she began doing childcare in her home, which she did until the Spring of 2014. Over the years she took care of more than 70 children.

She was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women.

Rose enjoyed babies and children and watching them grow up and see their accomplishments.

In addition to her husband, Cletus, she was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Delores McGaughey; brothers, Leo “Dutch”, Bernard, Richard, Raymond and Thomas Erdkamp; sisters-in-law and spouses, Jeneane and Marlin Bahe and John Aksentowitz; and a nephew, James Holmes.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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