Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Obituary: Elsie Krupicka

Elsie June Krupicka was born to Steve Luzum and Mildred Rohla Luzum on June 1, 1925, at Friend, Nebraska, and passed away November 11, 2010, at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nebraska at the age of 85 years, 5 months, and 10 days.  She was one of 4 children in the family. 

Elsie graduated from Dorchester High School in 1943.  She helped on the family farm near Dorchester.  She also worked in the bakery in Lincoln and lived in an apartment with her best friend Willa Mae.  She met her lifelong partner, Louis Krupicka, at Sunset Dance Hall in Lincoln.  They were united in marriage in Wilber at the courthouse on November 2, 1944 and a reception followed the ceremony at Tabor Hall with a dance by U-Neta Orchestra.   This marriage was blessed with 2 children. Elsie and Louis resided on a farm near rural Milligan for the first 6 years of marriage.  They then purchased their farm near McCool Junction and remained there until 1991 when they purchased a house in the town of McCool Junction.  

Elsie was always helping on the family farm.  She had to help tend with the cattle and hog chores.  She raised chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.  Her chicken eggs were sold to area businesses and residents.  She loved gardening, canning, cooking, and made wonderful Kolaches.  She also enjoyed being with her family and making Sunday dinners.  She had a love for polka music, and she and Louis attended many polka dances.  Elsie was also a good seamstress and enjoyed embroidering.  She enjoyed going to garage sales and finding new collections, and shopping and visiting with friends were also joys that Elsie shared.  

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents Steve & Mildred Luzum of Dorchester; brother Stanley Luzum of Dorchester; and sister Elaine Fink of Lincoln.  

She is survived by her husband Louis Krupicka of McCool Junction; son Laverne Krupicka of McCool Junction; daughter & son-in-law Kathy & Gary Vodicka of Fairmont, Nebraska; grandchildren Shelley (Vodicka) Timmermans and husband Mike of Hampton, Randy Vodicka of Fairmont; great grandchildren  Zachary & Mikaela Timmermans of Hampton; and brother Robert Luzum of Dorchester. 

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