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Doris M. Earnest, 75





Doris M. Earnest, 75, of North Loup passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney following a lengthy illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Fathers Josh Brown and Mark Maresh will officiate. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. Visitation will be on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. The family has established memorials in her honor. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Marie Studnicka was born August 18, 1938, to Gib and Mildred Studnicka on a farm near Farwell.  Doris grew up with her older brothers Paul, Bob, and her twin brother, Don. Being the youngest and the only girl, Doris learned at a young age how to outwit the boys!  

Doris attended school at Farwell, North Loup and Scotia, graduating from Scotia High School in 1956.  After high school, she attended Kearney State Teacher's College and taught in a rural school.  She also worked for Dorothy Lynch at the St. Paul Legion Club. 

On March 21, 1959, Doris was united in marriage to Bill Earnest in Ord. The couple began their married life on a ranch in Wheeler County.  Later, Bill joined the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and they raised four children living in Valley, Fremont and Riverdale.  In 1989, they retired and moved back to North Loup.  Bill passed away in 1993, and Doris continued to live in their home until moving to NoLo Villa in 2010.

Doris was active in several social clubs in the Riverdale and North Loup communities and she enjoyed working as a community volunteer.  While raising a family, she worked at several jobs over the years, including Kearney Floral, Apple Acres, Riverdale School and the North Loup Cafe. She loved to camp, fish, gamble, read and play cards and could often work that all into the same trip!  Her most loved times were spent with her family, especially grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Nieces, nephews and even the neighbor kids all referred to her as "Grandma Doris."  

Survivors include her children, daughter, Sheryl and Jim Hiatt of Spencer; son, Michael Earnest and Katy Stark of Corvallis, OR; daughter, Patty and Marty Moore of Kearney; and daughter, Terri and Tom Petersen of Manley;  grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Joshua, Cati and Lillian Harmoney of Seward, Jason, Jenica, Maddox and Landon Harmoney of Yuma, AZ, Michelle Hiatt of Wyoming, MN, Annie Hiatt, Ethan Bruggemann and Emmett of Sioux Falls, SD, Rebecca Hiatt and Joseph Hiatt of Spencer, Kylie Whitmer of Corvallis, OR, Sarah, Jeremiah, Luca and London Hogins of Kearney, Travis, Angella, Rikki and Ezekiel Moore of Eagle, Justin Petersen and Brittney Hansen of Gretna, Tyler Petersen of Gretna, and Mitchell Petersen of Manley; brothers, Bob Studnicka of Burwell, twin brother, Don and sister-in-law Kathy Studnicka of North Loup;  brother-in-law,Dale Earnest of Lake Stevens, WA; sisters-in-law, Jonell Studnicka of Kingsville, TX, Jean Merriman of Lincoln; and numerous cousins; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, brother Paul Studnicka, brother-in-law, Ernest Bahm, sisters-in-law, Lois Studnicka and Joan Bahm; and nephews, Brian Studnicka and Steve Bahm.

 


George L. Krolikowski, 73





George L. Krolikowski, 73, of rural Ord passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Fathers Josh Brown and Mark Maresh will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Ord VFW Post #7029 and American Legion Post #38. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Altar Society or the Donor’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

George was born February 22, 1940, at Ashton, Nebraska to Anthony F. “Tony” and Nellie T. (Skibinski) Krolikowski. He was raised in Ashton and Loup City where he attended Country School and Loup City Public Schools. He graduated from Loup City High School in 1958.

George served in the United States Army for two years. On August 19, 1967, George was united in marriage to Marilyn Bennett at Loup City, Nebraska. The couple lived in various western Nebraska towns while George worked construction.

In 1971, they moved to Ord and George continued to work construction, operating large equipment, which he loved. In 1983, the family settled on an acreage west of Ord.

Mrs. Krolikowski passed away on September 8, 2000. George continued to live west of Ord and was employed at Twin Loups Irrigation District at the time of his passing.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Parish Council, Knights of Columbus and VFW. George was a Husker Football fan; and enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering outside and improving his acreage. He especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Kris of Valentine, and Joe and Carina of Grand Island; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cindy Krolikowski of Kearney, Suzanne and Tim Graznak of Greeley, CO, and Joanie and Brad Moncrief of Omaha; six grandchildren, Gage and Tessa Krolikowski, Kaelan and Ben Graznak, and Colt and Cash Krolikowski; and a brother and sister-in-law, a Dennis and Donna Krolikowski of Loup City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Marilyn.

 

Doris M. Earnest, 75

Doris M. Earnest, 75, of North Loup passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Fathers Josh Brown and Mark Maresh will officiate. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery in North Loup. Visitation will be on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.