Henrietta D. Kuszak, 89 of Loup City, NE died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at CHI Health, Immanuel in Omaha, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City, NE. Father Charles Torpey will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 22 at the church with a 7:00 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary to be held at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Kuszak family or donor’s choice.
Henrietta (Michalski) Kuszak was born February 6, 1930 on a farm near Loup City, NE to Michael and Theresa (Swanek) Michalski. At the age of 13 she worked on the farm taking care of babies and small children.
On August 16, 1949 she married Dominic Kuszak at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville, NE. To this union four children were born; Karen (who died of cancer in 1987), David, Marlene and Mike. Dominic passed away on May 26, 1960 at the Veterans Hospital in Grand Island.
On October 6, 1962 she married Edwin Kuszak at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. To this union two children were born; Tammy and Kevin.
When the children graduated, she went to work for Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City in the housekeeping and laundry department. She worked for Rose Lane for 16 years.
On May 1, 2000 Edwin had a stroke so she quit working to take care of him. In 2000 they moved from the farm to Loup City. Edwin entered Rose Lane Nursing Home in February, 2009. In April, 2009 she went to work for the Sherman County Senior Center. Edwin passed away on March 20, 2010.
Henrietta loved to sew, making most of the children’s clothing; including brides and brides maid’s dresses. She was a member of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church; St. Josaphat’s Altar and Sodality.
Henrietta is survived by two daughters, Marlene and Mike Rowley of St. Paul, NE; Tammy and Pat Blodgett of Central City, NE; three sons, Dave Kuszak and special friend, Karen Ingram of North Loup, NE; Mike and Sherie Kuszak of Loup City, NE; Kevin and Tricia Kuszak of Loup City, NE; fourteen grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brothers, Virgil Michalski; Dennis and Roseanne Michalski; Richard and Jan Michalski; sisters, Maxine and Ken Faucher; Renee and Dean Flyr; Diane and Vernon Hilbers; brother-in-law, Harry Kuszak and sisters-in-law, Margie Kuszak and Gertie Kuszak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Dominic and Edwin; daughter, Karen; grandsons, Jason Kuszak and Jeremy Kuszak; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ernestine and Arnold Palu; Marcella and Ted Palu; Norma Kuszak and brother Eldren Michalski
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