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Official Obituary of

Betty Josephine (Hulinsky) Heil

September 16, 1933 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Betty Heil Obituary

     Betty Heil 89 of Loup City, NE went to her heavenly home Thursday, July 27, 2023 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. Father Richard Piontkowski will Celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 1 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church with a Rosary to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the church. A memorial has been established to the Rose Lane Memorial Fund or Loup City Ambulance Squad. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the Heil family can be left at

     Betty Jo (Hulinsky) Heil was born on September 16, 1933, the third child of Frank and Lillian (Codr) Hulinsky on the farm in Garfield County, Nebraska. Betty attended District 1 country school near Burwell, and later attended the Burwell Public School. Her classmates enjoyed her smile and shy laughter.

     In 1955 she married Richard L. Golka in Burwell after he returned from active duty in the Korean War. To this union five children were born; Laura, Linda, Larry, Leslie and Lonny.

     Betty worked various jobs in the Burwell area to take care of her family. She grew an acre size garden that supplied many vegetables for the farmer’s market. She was a talented, avid seamstress sewing clothing for her children and taking in repairs and alterations for her customers. The most precious gift to her children and grandchildren were the quilts she designed, personalized, and sewed for them.

     In 1968 Betty married Clifford F. McBride in Burwell and a blended family had begun with seven children. She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved to go fishing and camping. Clifford passed away from cancer in 1983.

     Betty continued to support her children in their school activities. She loved to dance and enjoyed ladies’ night out.

     On September 19, 1998 Betty married John Heil, Sr. She left Burwell and moved to Loup City, Nebraska. She enjoyed her sewing, gardening, flowers and chickens. Betty and John enjoyed fishing at the private pond on the farm. John passed away from cancer on December 25, 2017.

     Betty is survived by her children, Laura (Timothy) Stevens of Paxton, NE; Linda (Bud) Sanderson of O’Neill, NE; Larry Golka of Wichita, KS; Leslie Golka of Grand Island, NE; Lonny (Pamela) Golka of Elkhorn, NE; stepchildren, Loraine (Richard) Panowicz and John (Linda) Heil both of Rockville, NE; Karla (Monte) Stelk of Grand Island, NE; Billynda Jo Spilinek of Elba, NE and Jason Heil of Loup City, NE; 11 grandchildren; 18 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 5 step great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

     Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Clifford F. McBride and John Heil, Sr.; sister, Irene and two brothers, Eldon and George.

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August 1, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Josaphat's Catholic Church
704 N. 9th St.
Loup City, Nebraska 68853

Recitation of the Rosary
August 1, 2023

7:00 PM
St. Josaphat's Catholic Church
704 N. 9th St.
Loup City, Nebraska 68853

Mass of Christian Burial
August 2, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Josaphat's Catholic Church
704 N. 9th St.
Loup City, Nebraska 68853


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