NORFOLK -- Raymond M. Jarosz, 85, of Norfolk, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Norfolk Veterans Home surrounded by family following a 25-year courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Raymond M. Jarosz was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Columbus to Mike and Della (Chochon) Jarosz. He grew up in the Tarnov area and received his education at St. Michaels School in Tarnov. Ray served in the US Army during Korean War from 1952-1955. On Nov. 24, 1956, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Korth in St. Bernard. Ray farmed in the Tarnov area, worked for Lindsay Manufacturing, and worked for the Platte County Department of Roads. He moved to Columbus in 1996. Ray was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW, the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society. Ray loved gardening, canning, fishing, raising livestock, bus trips with friends and farming. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Ray is survived by wife Mary Ann Jarosz of Columbus, daughter Debbie (Jim) Krings of Humphrey, daughter Sandy (Steve) Albracht of Humphrey, son Terry (Julie) Jarosz of Lincoln, daughter Karla (Jeff) Beller of Norfolk, son Jason (Heather) Jarosz of Humphrey, sister Lucille Karges of Gretna, sister-in-law Eileen Jarosz of Gretna, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by parents Mike and Della Jarosz, sister Delphine (Albin) Stachura, brother Ben (Vi) Jarosz, brother Ambrose Jarosz and brother-in-law Don Karges.
Memorials are suggested to the wishes of the family.
Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.