Geraldine M. Chmelka
Date of Birth
November 6, 1928
Clarkson, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 27, 2020
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Private Family Service
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Joseph Catholic Church, Colon, NE or Hospice & Home Health of Saunders County

Geraldine M. Chmelka, 91, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born November 6, 1928 in Clarkson, NE to Joe and Blanche (Bos) Jonas.  Her parents moved to Fremont where she graduated from Fremont High School.  Following graduation, Geraldine worked as a private secretary for Reynolds Insurance Agency until she was married.  On June 29, 1948, she was united in marriage to Joe F. Chmelka, Sr., of Prague, NE, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont, NE.

Geraldine was a homemaker and also worked as cook at Saunders County Care Center and Reliable Services.  She enjoyed her family, gardening, sewing and crossword puzzles.  She was a member of St. Joesph Catholic Church in Colon, NE and St. Ann Altar Sodality.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Chmelka, Sr.; parents, Joe and Blanche Jonas; granddaughter, Amber Styskal; brother, Joe Jonas; sister, Darlene Hurlbut.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandi (Michael) Prokash of Green Bay, WI, Salli (Dan) Kemerling of Wahoo and Ann (Richard) Styskal of Lincoln; sons, Gary (Gloria) Chmelka of Lincoln, David Chmelka of Seymour, WI and Joe Jr. (Leslie) Chmelka of Cedar Bluffs; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-granchildren; brothers, Dennis Jonas and David (Jane) Jonas; and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences for Geraldine M. Chmelka
  1. Ken and Deann Chmelka
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Roma Smith
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My sincerest sympathy to all of you.
    Roma Smith

  3. Joe & Debbie Spicka
    • June 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Prayers for Geraldine and condolences to all the family. 🙏🙏🙏 She always appreciated having Holy Communion brought to her at her apartment on Sunday mornings. She always made a point of thanking us for that Sacrament.

  4. John Peterson
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Will miss her as she was such a sweet lady. She always had the biggest smile on her face when I would come to the house.Always enjoyed bringing her Communion on Sundays & was always so thankful for us bringing the Body of Christ to her.I loved to get her talking about cooking & baking all those great Czech things we loved to eat & also when was still able to do all this for her family. A great lady & will be missed. My condolences to the family & may God bless her soul.

  5. Karen Miller
    • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Geraldine was one of the sweetest ladies I knew. We could all learn the virtue of patience from her. Our loss heavens gain. God Bless! Prayers for Geraldine and the family.

  6. • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. • June 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers and you have my deepest sympathies.

  8. Linda Iverson
    • June 30, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My sincere sympathy. Geraldine was a very kind and gracious lady. I enjoyed her friendship and time spent together at St. Ann’s Altar Sodality and our Semi-Colon Extension Club in Colon, NE.

  9. • June 30, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Geraldine is truly one of the sweetest ladies I had the pleasure of working with. Thoughts and Prayers for the family

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