CARBONDALE — Lila L. (Wanek) Klasek Lila L. (Wanek) Klasek, 88 years of age, of Wilber, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Wilber Care Center in Wilber, Nebraska.
She was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Western, Nebraska, to Leon and Lillian (Veseley) Wanek.
Lila graduated from Wilber High School in Wilber, Nebraska and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
She married Charles Klasek on Aug. 9, 1953, in Wilber, Nebraska.
Lila was a former member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Carbondale, and a current member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilber, Nebraska.
While residing in Carbondale and Wilber, Lila was a member of the church choir, PEO, Garden Club, Bridge Club and Book Club.
She enjoyed traveling the world with Charles where Paris was her favorite place, and sitting on her deck with family and friends enjoying a glass of chardonnay. Lila's family would like to thank the Wilber Care Center staff and the staff from AseraCare for going above and beyond with their care for our mother. "We will always be forever grateful."
Lila is survived by her children, Terese Francis of Lincoln, Nebraska, Steve Klasek and wife, Barbara, of St. Charles, Missouri, and Mark Klasek and wife, Angie, of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren, Hannah Sneller and husband, Andy, Liz Klasek-Brown and husband, Nathan, Benjamin Francis and wife, Emalee, Rachel Smith, Malorie Colp and husband, Casey, Jordan Klasek and wife, Kendra, Michael Klasek, Jacob Francis and wife, Leigh, Paul Francis, Rachel Klasek, Marisa Klasek; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. L. Donald Wanek, and wife, Christine, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; aunt, Chloe Mundil of Wilber, Nebraska; one niece; two nephews; two great-nieces; and five great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; parents-in-law, Bernard and Sylvia Klasek; and niece, Leslie Sgaglione (Wanek).
Memorial Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilber, Nebraska, with Pastor Travis Panning officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Wilber Czech Cemetery near Wilber, Nebraska. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church in care of the mortuary.
Harman-Wright Mortuary & Crematory in Beatrice, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.