Rose Masek, 93, formerly of Valparaiso, died Monday, January 8th in Wahoo. Rose was born July 15, 1924 near Deweese, Nebraska to William and Lula (Petr) Sekora. She graduated from Deweese High School. She was married to Harry Masek on January 8, 1945 at St. Martin’s (Loucky) Catholic Church near Deweese. They made their home on a farm west of Raymond until 1963. From 1963 to 1978 Rose and Harry owned and operated Harry’s Market in Valparaiso.
She was also a homemaker and member of Saints Mary & Joseph Catholic Church. Rose was very active with the Valparaiso Senior Center, Saints Mary & Joseph PCCW. She was a recipient of the Valparaiso Community Service Award. Rose made and donated hundreds of rosaries and she also enjoyed making kolaches and strudel for family and friends. Rose and Harry enjoyed travelling in the states and abroad.
Survivors: Daughters, Rita (Richard) Muff, Omaha, Loretta (Ron) Kubik, Seward, Mary (Mark) Hardesty, Seward. Sons: Dennis (Vernie) Masek, Valparaiso, Daniel (Debra) Masek, Lincoln,
Robert (Susan) Masek, Agnew. Daughter-in-law: Pat Hudnall, Unadilla. Sisters-in-law: Genevieve Kobza, Bonnie Masek, Valparaiso. 19 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harry, son Leo, brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Marie Sekora, sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Ernie Masek.
Mass of Christian Burial was on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Saints Mary & Joseph Church in Valparaiso, Nebraska with visitation an hour before the service. Rose’s Rosary was the night before at 7:00 p.m. with a visitation that started at 5:00 p.m. Graveside service followed Mass at St. Vitus Cemetery in Touhy, Nebraska with a luncheon following at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for future designation.