Joann B. Koluch-Sabatka, age 69, passed away at home on August 29th, 2020 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Joann was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 12th, 1951, to Joseph and Dora Koluch. Joann was proud to grow up in Capitol Beach and lived in that neighborhood her entire life. She graduated High School, but loved her group of lifelong friends from Everett Junior High. Joann worked primarily as a Manager with MDS Harris, and met some of her best friends working at the Congress Inn Restaurant/Bar, and the The Point After, to name a few. Joann worked hard to support her girls, Jodi and Angie. BUT Joann made things fun wherever she went–the shenanigans that her and her friends caused made her laugh through her final days. The number of calls, visitors and messages of hope for Joann from those she worked with shows her impact on those around her.
Joann married the love of her life Wayne Sabatka in 1995, in Las Vegas Nevada. They loved to spend time together at the Cabin in Schulyer, fish, cook, and argue! Her laugh was contagious, and you could not help being happy around her. Joann was an amazing cook and many times she showed her love by delivering a meal when you needed it the most. She was an animal lover throughout her life and passed that love on to her daughters. Joann was happy with simple things, a glass of wine or cup of coffee shared with someone she loved.
Joann is survived by her daughter Angela Maughan (Lincoln), brother Chuck Province (Broken Bow), Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces/Nephews, and life long friends. We are all left to cherish her memory and feel fortunate to have been loved by her.
Joann lost a huge piece of her heart when she lost her daughter Jodi Maughan in April of 2005. Also proceeding Joann in death, Parents Joseph and Dora Koluch, Husband, Wayne Sabatka, Sister Rosie McMahan, Brother in Law, Ron McMahan, Brother John Koluch, Aunt and Uncle Betty and Ike Stone.
“I love you Mom” …Angela
The Celebration of Life will be held October 4, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Isles Reception Hall; 6232 Havelock Ave.
Lunch will be served
Memorials to the Lincoln Humane Society.
To leave a condolence please use the form below.