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Betty Cech

Betty Cech

Sunday, November 24th, 1935 - Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Funeral Mass for Betty J. Cech, age 83 of Howells, will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic in Howells. Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, March 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is handling the arrangements for the family. Betty died Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Parkview Home in Dodge surrounded by her family.
Betty was born on November 24, 1935, in Snyder, NE, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Hunke) Niewohner. She attended St. Leo’s Catholic school and graduated from Snyder High School in 1953. Betty and Theofil J Cech were married on April 12, 1955 in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Mary Ann (Daniel) Kluthe. TC passed away on November 14, 1997.
Betty was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Howells. She was a member of Christian Mothers for more than fifty-five years. Betty was an EMHC for many years also.
She enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards, reading and bingo. She mostly enjoyed her family. Betty took great joy in supporting her children and grandchildren in the many sporting events they participated in. She also took great pride in all their accomplishments throughout their lives.
Betty was a bookkeeper for C.B.K. for many years. She worked in the Physical Therapy department at Alegant Hospital in Schuyler. The Howells Retirement Center was also a place of employment for many years. Betty enjoyed being the Activities Director at the Dodge Nursing Home for a few years also.
Betty is survived by four sons and one daughter. Rick (Diane); Randy (Marge); Russ (Janet); and Roger (Lori) Cech all of the Howells area. Renee (Pat) Sand of Alta, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren; five sisters, Rose Marie McNamara of Beemer, Rita (Vern) Ortmeier of Waterloo, NE, Jan (Lorin) Batenhorst of Wisner, NE, Mary Ann Kluthe and Marcie (Mel) Ortmeier all of Dodge, NE; and three brothers, Daniel (Jeanette) Niewohner of Scribner, NE, Virgil (Karen) Niewohner of Dodge, NE, and Bernard (Betty Kay) Niewohner of West Point, NE. Brother-in-laws, Dean Korte of Wilber, NE, Leroy (Carol) Cech of Burnsville, MN, Tom (Grace) Cech of Fort Collins, CO, and sister-in-law, Judy (Gene) Steiner of Lincoln, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers – Joe, Leo and Irwin Niewohner; in-laws – Daniel Kluthe, Jim McNamara, Willard and Marge Cech, Jerry Cech, Margie Niewohner, and Darlene Korte.
At their mother’s request, the family suggests memorials to the Howells Community Catholic School.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, March 10th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
    614 Center St.
    howells, NE 68641
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    There will be a public Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, March 11th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Monday, March 11th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
    614 Center St.
    howells, NE 68641
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, March 11th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, March 11th, 2019 10:30am
    Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
    614 Center St.
    howells, NE 68641
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  • Interment

    Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Howells, NE
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LeRoy and Janis Poppe

Posted at 05:03pm
To the family of Betty, We are sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose a loved one. We have good memories of she and Jr. through CBK and Pork Royal. Even though we hadn't kept in touch we thought of her often. Let your memories bring you smiles, your family and friends give you comfort and God grant you peace. Friends, Janis and LeRoy Poppe, Scribner

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Posted at 06:29pm
With our sympathy , from the Schueth's,Joe & Janet, JJ &Kari,Jacy,Hadly & Tyler & Jenny,Hudson,Brinkley,& Moxon Last,&Jessica Schueth
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Posted at 08:15am
I’m very sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. Grief can be so hard especially the first year and though it may seem like death is the final state of things God’s word offers the hope of seeing those lost in death again during the promised resurrection. Christ spoke of this resurrection which means a standing back up, a restoration to life. At John 5:28,29 and John 6:40 he says in part “do not marvel at this there is going to be a resurrection...I will resurrect him on the last day”. So be assured you can be reunited with your loved one at a time when all things are made new. A time of true peace and security! You can read this at Psalms 37:10,11,29 and Revelation 21:4,5. There are many more heartwarming scriptures that give comfort and hope. For more please visit jw.org


Posted at 07:09pm
Dear Cech Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

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