Blanche Wadas, 65, of Burwell passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012, at her home.
Mrs. Wadas’ wishes were to be cremated. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday August 24, 2012, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burwell. Fathers Tom Ryan and Mark Maresh will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Ord Catholic Cemetery. Lunch will follow the burial at the St. Mary’s Gymnasium. The Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Blanche was born July 14, 1947, to Joseph W. and Mary (Bruha) Urbanovsky in Valley County, Nebraska. She was baptized at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elyria on June 13, 1958, along with her brother and sister. Blanche attended Eureka District #32 grade school and graduated from Burwell High School in 1965.
Following graduation, she was employed at the ASCS Office in Ord for eight years, and then returned to work there from 1985 to 1995. She then worked part time at Cass Construction Company in Ord for 10 years.
On April 24, 1971, Blanche was united in marriage to Paul L. Wadas at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Paul, Blanche and their sons lived south of Burwell in Valley County where they farmed and raised cattle. Blanche always enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, raising chickens and helping with the livestock. She also helped her sons cut cedar trees.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burwell and WFLA Lodge #112.
Survivors include her husband, Paul of Burwell; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeffrey Wadas of Burwell, Douglas Wadas of Burwell, Bryan and Kati Wadas of Comstock and Justin and Rachael Wadas of Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren, Nathan Wadas and Reagan and Alex Wadas; one brother, Stanley R. Urbanovski of St. Paul; a sister and brother-in-law, Olga and Eugene Michalski of Burwell; and several nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister-in-law, Marlene Urbanovsky.