Leo Janicek, 101, of Bellwood died Sunday, October 31, 2004 at David Place in David City. Funeral services are 11:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Bellwood with the Rev. Jeremy Hazuka officiating. Visitation is on Tuesday from 2-4 pm at McKown Funeral Home & after 6 pm Tuesday at St. Peter's with a vigil service at 7 pm, also at the church in Bellwood. Visitation continues Wednesday morning from 9:30 am until service time at the church. Interment is in St. Peter & Mary Cemetery in rural Bellwood. Memorials maybe directed to St. Peter's Church Building Fund, Aquinas High School or the Donors Choice.
Leo Janicek was born July 19, 1903 in Bellwood to Adolph & Lucy (Seburger) Janicek. He grew up in Butler County and attended District 41 schools. He married Loretta Schmit on April 7, 1926 at Presentation Parish in Bellwood. Leo farmed the home place from 1927 - 1960 then moved to town in 1963 before moving to David Place for the previous 8 years. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Bellwood where he held various church offices, the Knights of Columbus, School Board, CO-OP in Bellwood, and was appointed town judge.
Leo enjoyed playing cards, bowling and coaching Legion and Bellwood baseball teams for many years
He is Survived By:
Son Gerald (LaVetta) Janicek of Bellwood, NE
Son Melvin (Valma) Janicek of Columbus, NE
12 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.
He is Preceded in Death By:
Wife Loretta Janicek
Father Adolph Janicek
Mother Lucy Janicek
Brother Albert Janicek
Sister Emma Schmid
Sister Hattie Schmit
Sister Fedora Swanson