Genevieve C. Kobza
Date of Birth
March 16, 1925
Valparaiso, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 20, 2020
Valparaiso, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, August 24, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment at Assumption Cemetery ~ Dwight, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, August 23, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Catholic Daughters Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska


Valparaiso Senior Center or Mass Intentions

* The rosary and funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Genevieve (Masek) Kobza, 95, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at her home in Valparaiso, NE.  She was born March 16, 1925 near Valparaiso, NE to Joseph and Anna (Jirovsky) Masek. She attended Indian Camp country school and graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1942.

She was united in marriage to Raphael Kobza on June 26, 1944. She was employed at Ideal Grocery, Lincoln Action, cleaning work at SS Mary and Joseph church and rectory and at Kiddie Korner Daycare in Valparaiso.  Genevieve lived a faith-filled and blessed life and leaves a true legacy of love.

Genevieve is survived by sons Don (Betty), Valparaiso; Ray (Cherie), David City; daughters Lorraine Whyrick, Lincoln; Jeanette (Mike) Sears, Raymond; Marlene (Steve) Kuhns, Mesa, AZ; Ramona (John) Madden, Parker, CO; Sharon (Tim) Crowl, Superior; Karen (David) Bonczynski, Lincoln; Anita (Jim) Jambor, Agnew; Lori (Marv) Ward, Lincoln; Yvonne (Dennis) Brenner, Valparaiso; Michelle (Pat) Champoux, Denton.  Many grandchildren (54), great grandchildren (92), great-great grandchildren (6).

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raphael; daughters     Rosanne Kobza, Dianne Kobza and Charlotte Rust; granddaughters Liza Bratton and Christa Madden; grandsons Holden Martin, Josiah Veverka; great grandson Jonathan Martin; great granddaughter Harper Huff; great great grandchild Baby Reynoldson. Brothers Joseph, Harry, Leonard, and infants Frankie and two unnamed sisters. Sisters Veronica Rerucha, Antonia Kobza, Elizabeth Gates and Anna Masek.

Condolences for Genevieve C. Kobza
  1. • August 21, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Those who have been touched by beauty,(Genevieve),are touched with sorrow at her passing. WITH SYMPATHY, Rita M.Kobza. A Mass being offered in my parish,Sacred Heart Church, Hebron, Nebr.

  2. Kathy Slattery
    • August 22, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Our sincere sympathy to you all in the loss of your lovely mother. She was a wonderful woman. We will keep you all in our prayers. With sympathy, Joe & Kathy Slattery

  3. Dannie Veverka
    • August 22, 2020 - 1 month ago

    To all the family and friends I am sorry for your loss but I am Happy that you have so many wonderful memories
    With your Mother , Grandmother , and friend , for me I
    Have wonderful memories with and about .
    Genevieve Kobza You will be missed

  4. Leo Jelinek
    • August 22, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Sorry for your loss.

  5. Peter Mayeux
    • August 22, 2020 - 1 month ago

    I have known Genevieve’s son-in-law for quite a while. I know Marvin is an especially religious man with strong devotions to the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph. and other saints.

    This is a difficult time for the family. Be assured my thoughts and prayers are with the family now.

  6. • August 22, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Genevieve was a wonderful person inside and out. She had a strong faith
    She raised 15 children
    She never gave up
    May memories comfort you
    Prayers for all

  7. Judy Walahoski
    • August 23, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, my dear Aunt Genevieve. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you find comfort in your memories of her.
    Love, Judy and David Walahoski

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