Celestine Ann Chapek
November 7, 1925-May 11, 2019
Celestine "Sally" Chapek, 93, of Bruno, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Butler County Health Care Center.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bruno. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, with a 7 p.m. rosary service, all at the church. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Bruno. Memorials can be directed to St. Anthony's Catholic Church or to family wishes.
Celestine Ann Chapek, known as Sally Chapek, was born to Frank and Mary (Stava) Skoda on Nov. 7, 1925. She was the oldest of seven children born on a farm south of Brainard. When she was six years old, they moved south of Bruno. She went to country school, District 61 until the eighth grade.
Sally was united in marriage to Adolph B. Chapek on June 12, 1945, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bruno. Three children were born to this union. She worked at JW Rejda Grocery Store in Bruno and Brainard, Ray's Hilltop Cafe, and for more than 30 years at Henningsen Foods in David City.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Church and PCCW. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and you couldn't leave her house without coffee and a kolache.
Sally is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Ptacek of Bruno; daughters-in-law, Glenna Chapek and Gail Chapek, both of David City; brother, Ronald Skoda of Lincoln; sister, Geraldine Turek of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolph in 1985; sons, Adrian Chapek in 1986, and Kenneth Chapek in March 2019; son-in-law, Louie Ptacek; granddaughter, Tami Leiting-Hall; and two brothers, Alfred and Gabriel Skoda; and two sisters, MaryAnn Tautfest and Leona Haase.