Lillian Pekarek
Date of Birth
April 23, 1924
Dwight, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 24, 2018
Valparaiso, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Vitus Catholic Church ~ Touhy, Nebraska
Interment at St. Vitus Cemetery ~ Touhy, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary

Monday, May 28, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Vitus Catholic Church ~ Touhy, Nebraska


In Care of the Family

Lillian Pekarek, 94, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at her home in rural Valparaiso, NE.  She was born April 23, 1924 in Dwight, NE to John and Frances (Dvorak) Walla.  On January 12, 1943, Lillian was married to Edward E. Pekarek at Assumption Catholic Church in Dwight, NE.

Lillian was a member of St. Vitus Catholic Church in Touhy and the St. Vitus Altar Society.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and farming.  Lillian loved the Elvis impersonator, Joseph Hall.  She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed being outdoors.

She is survived by children, Shirley (LeRoy) Cuda of Wahoo, Sharlet Pekarek of Valparaiso and Eric Pekarek of Valparaiso; grandchildren, Lyle Cuda, Loren Cuda, Lance Cuda and Lamar Cuda; great-grandchildren, Macy, Camryn, Jesse, Tayler, Mikala and Lilly Cuda; sister, Margaret Masek of Valparaiso; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Edward E. Pekarek; parents, John and Frances Walla; brother, John Walla; sisters, Frances Collett, Maria Decker and Josephine Benes.

Condolences for Lillian Pekarek
  1. Bruce McKeag
    • May 26, 2018 - 9 months ago

    Sharlet and family—our deepest sympathies to all of you in the loss of your mother. It was our pleasure to have met her on a few occasions, and even join her for an “Elvis” concert. We have some great memories, and know that all of you do too. May they offer comfort during this difficult time.

    Bruce and Lynn

  2. Patti Lutter
    • May 27, 2018 - 9 months ago

    Sharlet, so sorry for your loss. May you gain peace in your heart as you move forward from this moment in time. I’m here if you need anything. You have my number.

  3. Phil & Judy Rezac
    • May 28, 2018 - 9 months ago

    our deepest sympathy to Lillian’s family. She was a wonderful person, a great kind friend and dear neighbor. Lillian left me with so many sweet memories of times at her house, playing with Shirley. She graced this world as only a special mother can.Never minded our mud pies, always served snacks that were so tasty and made life for the kid I was very happy. I will never forget her. She was a special lady.

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