Viola Kamenske
July 02, 1910 - November 13, 2002
Birthplace: Bellwood, Nebraska
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 11/15/2002
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 11/16/2002
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Burial 11/16/2002
Saints Mary and Peter Cemetery

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Viola Kamenske, age 92, of Red Oak, Iowa formerly of Bellwood, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Viola Margaret Kamenske was born July 2, 1910 in Bellwood, Nebraska the daughter of Cornealius and Martha (Speicher) Schmit. She was raised in the Bellwood, Nebraska area and graduated from David City High School in 1928. She taught country school for a couple of years and later was united in marriage to Chris T. Kamenske on April 10, 1934 in Bellwood, Nebraska. They moved to California until 1946 when they moved back to Bellwood. Chris preceded Viola in death on December 1, 1987. Viola moved to Red Oak in 1991 where she lived at Acorn Acres. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Oak and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bellwood, Nebraska where she taught CCD and was a member of the Altar Society.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Chris Kamenske on December 1, 1987; brother: Leo Schmit; and sister: Elsie Schmit.

Survivors include 2 daughters: Carolyn Rech and her husband Ken of Red Oak, Iowa; and Judy Kriz and her husband Dave of Spring Hill, Kansas; 5 grandchildren: Chris Rech and his wife Shannon of Emporia, Kansas; Troy Rech and his wife Kim of Roanoke, Virginia; Susan Rech of Ardmore, Oklahoma; Lee Kriz of Olathe, Kansas; and Dean Kriz of Spring Hill, Kansas; 4 great grandchildren: Shelby, Reid, Aubrey, and Grayson Rech; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday, November 16, 2002 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Oak with Father James Kleffman, celebrant. A Wake Service will be held 7 PM Friday, November 15, 2002 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with visitation to follow. Graveside services will be held in Bellwood, Nebraska at the Saints Mary and Peter Cemetery at 3 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2002. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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