On January 10, 2020, Janice Pospichal, loving wife of 68 years and mother of 2 children, passed away at the age of 87.
Janice was born in Crete, Nebraska to Bertha (Dedic) and Edward Belka. On December 27, 1951 she married Joseph Pospichal and raised two children, Linda and Todd on the farm northwest of Crete.
Janice was known for her friendship, caring and compassion. No one was a stranger and homemade food was always the gift to share with neighbors and friends. She loved raising her family on the farm that her grandfather Fred Dedic had owned. She was Joe’s “right-hand-man”, handling fowl, swine, cattle, cats & dogs. She drove every farm vehicle imaginable, whether the brakes worked or not. Whether it was Saturday night card games, after hauling bales or for the winter coyote run, she loved cooking for the “gang”. She worked in the early 1950’s at Lincoln’s Russell Stover factory, and the Nebraska State Capital, and after the kids were older, as an Executive Assistant at Alschwede Ford and Farmland Foods in Crete and at UNL. As a mother she handled 2 ornery children with love. In later years her nimble fingers crafted beautiful creations with fabric.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Michael and grandson Eric Pospichal. She is survived by her husband Joseph, her children Linda (Dennis) Biggerstaff, and Todd (Janice) Pospichal and her brother Tom (Judy) Belka, and sister Eunice (Norman) Musil, 4 grandsons, 3 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren.
Heartfelt thanks to Deanna, Janae and staff at Lakeview Living for their professional and compassionate care. Thanks also to the CHI Hospice team, and Jolee at Bridge to Better Living.
Cremation, no visitation. Celebrate Jan’s life with friends, family and her favorite food on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Isles Reception Hall. 6232 Havelock Ave. Lincoln, NE. Casual attire requested. Memorials may be given to the family for a charitable donation to be made in her memory for Camden Cemetery. Condolences may be posted using the form below.
She loved her family and friends dearly.