Helen K. Tomka, 95 of Dodge, died January 8, 2008 at Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Reverend Patrick McLaughlin as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Christian Mothers Rosary will be 3:00 p.m. Friday and Public Wake Services will be 7:30 p.m. Friday both at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church or to St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Endowment. On line condolences may be made at www.stokelyfuneralhome.com Stokely Funeral Home of Dodge is in charge of arrangements.
Helen was born April 30, 1912 at Dodge to Joseph and Anna Maresh Kresl. She grew up and attended schools there. On November 17, 1931, Helen married Emil Tomka. The couple made their home in Dodge where Helen was a homemaker.
Helen was a member of St. Wenceslas Catholic Church, Altar Society and Christian Mothers. She was a quiet person who dedicated herself to church and family.
Survivors include daughters Lois (Gordon)Pilmore of Dodge and Judith (Joseph) Hurd of Omaha, sons Norman of Dodge and Jim (Mary Lou) of Lincoln, grandchildren; Scott (Jennifer) Tomka, Kevin (Julie) Tomka, Lisa (Sean) Gabel, Debra (Rich) Pruss, Randy (Jane) Mahnke, Kyle and Justin Tomka and Amanda and Emily Hurd, great grandchildren; Samuel and Charlie Tomka, Cameron, Anna and Bryce Tomka, Jack and Kate Gabel, Colton Pruss, Jordan, Kaitlyn, Connor and Alexa Mahnke. She is preceded in death by her husband, Emil, on September 26, 1984 and a daughter-in-law, Rose Tomka.
Thoughts/Comments shared by others...
From Fr. Mark McKercher in Neligh/Tilden, NE:
May the angels lead you into paradise, Helen.
From Kelly Brohimer in Fremont, NE:
I'm so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories see you though this difficult time. Please know you are in my thoughts. Deb if you need anything let me know, that's what friends are for.
From Marleen Parr:
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. What a lovely photo of your mother. Judy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. If not for a family funeral I would be there with you. Love Marleen
From Jody Stecher in Dodge, Nebraska:
Deb...I am so sorry for the loss of your grandma. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From Sue Mandel in Omaha, NE:
Deb..... I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma. She was the sweetest lady who put up with all of us while we were growing up. She was one of the classiest ladies I knew and her heart was bigger than ever. God bless you and your family as you mourn her death. Please rememeber all the good times you shared and that will ease your pain now. May she rest in peace.
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