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Nancy A. Karel, 66, of Valparaiso died Monday, December 11, 2017 at Bryan West in Lincoln of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral mass is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at St. Vitus Catholic Church. The parish Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at the church. Burial is at New Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials to family wishes.

 Nancy was born on June 10, 1951 to Theodore and Eleanor "Glee" (Olsen) Komenda in David City, Nebraska.

She graduated from East Butler High School in 1969. On May 16, 1970, she married Stanley Karel at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard. Three children were born to this union. She was a member of St. Vitus Catholic Church and the St. Vitus Altar Society. Her life revolved around her eight grandchildren and their activities.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Stanley, mother, Eleanor "Glee" Komenda of Brainard, son, Michael (Lisa) Karel of Seward, daughters: Rebecca (Matthew) McKelvey of Lincoln and Jody (Jon) Hartmann of Colorado. Brother, Randy (Bev) Komenda of Lincoln, and sisters, Connie (John) Makovicka of Ulysses and Jan (Marvin) Bohac of Valparaiso, eight grandchildren: Reid, Regan, Claire and Caden Karel, Madison, Grant, and Chase McKelvey and Austin Hartmann. She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore.

Arrangements by Chermok Funeral Home, David City

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