Berniece G. Urkoski, age 87 of Silver Creek died Saturday; April 24, 2004 at the Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday; April 27, 2004 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Krakow in rural Genoa. The Rev. Robert Nienaber will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation is Monday 4-8 pm at the church. There will be a 4:00 pm Altar Society Rosary and a 7:30 pm Vigil Service all at the church. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning 9:00 until service time at church.
Berniece G. Urkoski was born February 13, 1917 in rural Genoa to Jacob and Mary (Dziurawiec) Czarnick. She received her education at Ss. Peter & Paul Parochial School-Krakow. She married Peter Urkoski Jr. on May 6, 1941. Along with raising her family she helped her husband with the family farm. Peter died May 30, 1980. Beniece was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Krakow and the Altar Society.
Berniece is survived by:
Daughter Florence Dubas of Fullerton, NE
Daughter Kathleen (Jerry) Zelazny of North Bend, NE
Daughter Angie (Tom) Lesiak of Clarks, NE
Son Don (Sue) Urkoski of Silver Creek, NE
Daughter Carolyn (Ted) Chlopek of Fullerton, NE
Daughter Chris (Charlie) Starostka of Silver Creek, NE
Sister Anna Urkoski of Genoa, NE
Sister Frances Urkoski of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law Katherine Cuba of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law Teresa Czarnick of Genoa, NE
Sister-in-law Barbara Urkoski of Silver Creek, NE
24 Grandchildren & 13 Great Grandchildren
She was preceded in death by:
Husband Peter Urkoski Jr.
Father Jacob Czarnick
Mother Mary Czarnick
Son-In-Law Louis Dubas
2 Sisters Julia Cyza & Mary Kush
3 Brothers Frank, John & Louis
In Memory of
Berniece G. Urkoski
February 13, 1917 April 24, 2004
Genoa, Nebraska St. Edward, Nebraska
10:00 a.m. Tuesday; April 27, 2004
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church-Krakow
Rural Genoa, Nebraska
Rev. Robert Nienaber
Jeannie Pergrine - vocalist
Ss. Peter & Paul Choir Sharon Sock-Organist
Gene Urkoski Lonnie Urkoski Jr. Gary Urkoski
Gene Dubas Jeff Zelazny
Terry Lesiak Chad Renken
Gary Chlopek Jesse Starostka
Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery-Krakow
Allen Michael Chlopek
Jarrid Dubas Jesselyn Dubas
Jacey Crawford Brady Crawford
Elijah Norman Isaak Norman
Ethan Lesiak Elle Lesiak
Garrett Lesiak Este Lesiak
Madison Ostrander Tanner Ostrander
My Job is Done
When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have fulfilled
My duty here; you all know
You must not tie yourself to me with tears, be thankful
For our many years.
I gave you my love; you can only guess how much you
Gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each shown, but now its
Time I traveled all alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must, then let
Your grief be comforted by trust.
Its only for a time that we must part, so bless the
Memories within your heart.
Though you cant touch or see me, Ill be near, and if
You listen within your heart, youll hear,
All my love around you from morn till night; Ill forever
Have you in my sight.
And then, you must come this way alone, Ill greet you
With a smile and say: