Cecelia “Cece” M. Jelinek
Date of Birth

Weston, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 13, 2018
Fremont, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Friday, April 20, 2018 ~ 9:30 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

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.

Condolences for Cecelia “Cece” M. Jelinek
  1. Joe & Debbie Spicka
    • April 14, 2018 - 6 years ago

    We always enjoyed visiting with your mother when we took Holy Communion to her. She always had a heartfelt thank you and always told us to be careful! Our condolences & prayers go out to all the family.

  2. Elaine (Bartek) and Warren Davee
    • April 15, 2018 - 6 years ago

    Dear Family of Cecelia,
    We were sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Now she is united with her dear husband and your father, Carl, from whom she was separated for almost 10 years since his death in 2008 after their 56 years of marriage. We are sad to hear of the death of one of the last (now 8 still living) of the second generation Barteks. Thank you for bringing your mother to Weston last December for the last Bartek family Christmas dinners. We pray that Cecelia is now in heaven enjoying eternal peace and happiness with Jesus our Savior and with all her loved ones who went before her. We are praying also for all of you, her beloved family of three daughters (Margaret, Jean, Christine) and two sons (Charles and Bernard) and for all your families. God bless you all and be with you!

  3. Todd & Michelle Jansa & Family
    • April 17, 2018 - 6 years ago

    We are so sorry about the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

  4. Barb Bartek Hothan
    • April 17, 2018 - 6 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to Cece’s family. She was an amazing woman. One of my dad’s dear cousins.

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