Anzel Mroczek, 87 of Loup City, NE died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. Celebrating the Mass will be Father Richard L. Piontkowski. Interment will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery with military honors provided by the Loup City American Legion Post #48. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church with a Vigil Service to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Mroczek family or donor’s choice. H
Anzel George Mroczek was born April 14, 1932 on a farm 8 miles north of Loup City, NE to Alex and Vernie (Kuszak) Mroczek. He attended District 52 farm school until the 8th grade and then Loup City High School graduating in 1949. He was inducted into the Army on February 19, 1953 and was deployed to Germany where he served honorably. He was honorably discharged November 18, 1954. On May 10, 1955 he married Rose Marie Stenka at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. They were blessed with 5 children; Jackie, Terry, Shelly, Debbie and Kim. Anzel and Rose lived on the farm where he was born until 1959 when they bought a house in Loup City in which he spent the rest of his life in. Rose passed away on May 8, 2016 after nearly 61 years of marriage. He was a farmer at heart. In his youth, he worked with his dad farming with teams of horses to pull the farm equipment. Until his passing, one of his favorite pastimes was the time he spent on the tractor helping his son on their family farm. In addition to farming, Anzel had a long and distinguished career as a rural mail carrier for 31 years. Throughout his life, Anzel loved hunting, fishing, bowling and especially loved the game of golf. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and on occasion he would visit the casinos.
Over the most recent years, Anzel spent time with friends and family staying involved with his church, the VFW and attending grandchildren’s sporting events. His routine included breakfast at the local diner and drives in his trusty pickup out to the farm to check out the cattle and the crops. His favorite days were the ones when the lady’s organizations sponsored bake sales – always the first in line to pick out his favorite home-baked sweets.
He was a member of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church and the Loup City American Legion Post #48.
Anzel is survived by his daughter, Jackie Handlin of North Platte, NE; son, Terry Mroczek of Loup City NE; daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly and Kent Edington of Dickens, NE; Debbie and Paul Eurek of Lincoln, NE; Kim and Jerry Scheuler of Grand Island, NE; twelve grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren and sister, Angeline Teichmeier of Ravenna, NE. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose; parents, Alex and Vernie; brother, Leonard Mroczek; brother-in-law, Franklin Teichmeier and brother-in-law, Ray Stenka and his wife, Jean.
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