Clara A. Kmiecik, age 95, of Silver Creek, died Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at the Genoa Community Hospital. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2007 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Silver Creek. The Rev. Frank Jindra will officiate. Visitation is after 5:00 p.m. Friday at the church. There will be a 7:00 p.m. vigil service Friday at the church. Visitation will continue Saturday morning 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in the St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Clara Kmiecik was born November 27, 1912 in Farwell, Nebraska to Joseph and Ursula (Chlopek) Kalinowski and attended Farwell schools. She married Frank M. Kmiecik on November 18, 1941 in Farwell. They lived in Silver Creek. Clara was a house wife and loving mother. She worked and retired from Dale Electronics in Columbus. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Silver Creek and was active in the Alter Society and Choir. She had a close relationship with all her family and enjoyed gardening, flowers, crocheting, going to bingo, and dancing to Polish music. Her last years were spent at the Genoa Long Term Care Facility where she received excellent and loving care.
Clara is survived by:
Daughter: Margaret (Clarence) Kresha of Sacramento, CA
Son: Frank L. (Mary) Kmiecik, Jr. of Galt, CA
Brother: Leo Kalinowski (Lucille) of Columbus, NE
Sister: Emilia Studnicka of Grand Island, NE
Sisters-in-law: Erma Kalinowski of Cairo, NE, and Lynda Kalinowski of Omaha, NE
Granddaughter: Christine (Brian) Tighe of Washingtonville, NY, and Grandsons: John Kresha of Sacramento, CA, Matthew Kresha of Rocklin, CA, Steven (Gina) Kmiecik of Sparks, NV, Aaron Podraza of Richmond, VA, Michael (Stephanie) Podraza of Houston, TX, and Douglas Podraza of Denver, CO
Step-Granddaughter: Tiffany (Willie) Webb of Elgin, OR and Step-Grandson Thomas (Tonya) Stump of Reno, NV
11- Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by:
Parents Joseph and Ursula Kalinowski
Husband: Frank Kmiecik
Daughter: Bernadine Podraza
Brothers: Stanley, John, Anthony, Sigmund, Edward, Dominic, Frank, Henry, Joseph, and Carl Kalinowski
Sisters : Esther Grenwalt, Gertrude Grayek, Helen Paprocki, Agnes Podraza, Anna Ogarsolka, and Irene Zouha