Friday, April 20, 2018 ~ 9:30 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
In care of the family for future designation
Cecelia M. Jelinek passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens in Fremont, Nebraska. She was born in Weston, NE to Jaroslav and Hedvika (Coufal) Bartek. Cecelia married Carl J. Jelinek on February 25, 1952 at St. John’s church in Weston, NE.
Cecelia loved farm life and being a homemaker; she enjoyed sewing, gardening, and baking-her specialties were kolaches and rohlicky. Her pastime activities included playing cards, puzzles, Bingo, Salt Dogs Baseball, and Nebraska football. She loved anything to do with family-it didn’t matter if it was a picnic, fishing, children/grandchildren’s sports or school activities, she was always there with a smile! She was a gentle soul and was always willing to help anyone in need.
Cecelia played piano in the Bartek Orchestra, worked at the City Café, Bunny Bread store in Wahoo and Hakel’s Restaurant in Weston. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Church in Weston where she was active in PCCW and sang in the church choir. Later she became a member of St. Wenceslaus Church in Wahoo, the Altar and Rosary Society, St. Ludmilla Guild, and PCCW.
Cecelia is survived by her children, Margaret (Harry) Garagiola, Charles (Kathleen) Jelinek, Jean (Robert/deceased) Dau, Christine (Richard) Grundman, Bernard (Julie) Jelinek; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and two on the way; sister, Marcella Bartek; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Jelinek; son-in-law, Bob Dau; parents, four brothers, two sisters; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law.