Mabel Vitamvas


SCHUYLER — Mabel Alice Vitamvas was born March 22, 1927, in Rogers to Charles and Anna (Bobisud) Glodowski.

They lived on a farm north of Rogers. She attended District 18 grade school, where she passed the eighth-grade county exams in the seventh grade, and later, she passed the high school GED at Platte College. Mabel helped her parents with the farm when her brother, Adolph, went into the service and later she worked at the Arrow Inn Café in Schuyler.

On Nov. 20, 1946, Mabel was married to Arthur J. Vitamvas at the Clarkson Presbyterian Parsonage by the Rev. B.J. Filipi. After marriage, they lived on Dawson’s Ranch (near Linwood), where Art worked.

Later, they moved to Schuyler, where Art worked for Shultz’s Skelly Service. After moving to Rogers, Art ran a tank wagon service as an agent for Skelly Oil Company. She served as a clerk on the Rogers Village Board. They moved back to Schuyler when Art worked for the Schuyler Packing house.

Since 1948, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler, where she was a leader of youth fellowship. For more the 25 years, she was an active member of the Rogers’ Extension Club (later called “Chat and Chew Club”). She was secretary and treasurer of the Colfax County Extension Club and a delegate to the Nebraska Extension Clubs in Valentine.

She was mistress of ceremonies for the Rogers centennial celebration at the Rogers Hall. In honor of the Rogers centennial, she rode in a horse-drawn covered wagon from Rogers to North Bend and back.

She took training in Kansas City and became a demonstrator for Stanley Home Products.

Mabel worked at the Schuyler Ben Franklin store, Schuyler Memorial Hospital (three years) and Schuyler Nursing Center (13 years).

She loved bowling, dancing and Czech music.

Mabel is survived by four sons, Jim of Lincoln, Rich of Aurora, Colorado, Gary and wife Diane of Orange City, Iowa, and Dean of Fremont; four grandsons, Jason of Orange City, Iowa, Jeremy of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Jesse and Riley of Fremont; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur on Aug. 19, 2008; granddaughter, Mary Vitamvas; sisters, Vlasta Houfek, Delores Papousek, Milada Houfek and Arline Vanis; and brothers, Albert, Emil, Adolph, Chuck and Leon Glodowski.

A funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., in Lincoln with visitation one hour prior to the service.

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