Calvin Daschofsky - June 27, 2013
Calvin Cletus Daschofsky was born to Gust and Bessie (Benson) Daschofsky on July 30, 1927 in Rural Dundy County, Neb.
He attended rural grade schools in Chase County and graduated from Chase County High School with the Class of 1945.
He served in the United States Air Force for a short time before being honorably discharged in order to return home to help on the family farm.
Calvin married Wava Clements in Imperial on Oct. 22, 1947. They spent their whole life in Chase County, living together in the same rural Chase County home until shortly before Calvin’s passing. Calvin supported Wava and his family by farming and ranching.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, Neb.
He enjoyed playing pitch, caring for his large gardens and woodworking. Calvin was capable of making anything that his family asked for, whether it was made from welded metal or from wood.
Calvin passed away Friday afternoon, June 21, 2013 at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial, Neb. He was 85 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leonard Daschofsky; and niece, Cindy Wilson.
Survivors include wife, Wava Daschofsky of Haigler, Neb.; daughter, Joyce Pankonin and husband, Jim, of Imperial, Neb.; daughter, Joan Wenzlick and husband, Doug, of Imperial, Neb.; grandchildren, Craig Wenzlick and wife, Angela, of Frederick, Colo., Alicia Scott and husband, Daniel, of Golden, Colo., Nathan Wenzlick and wife, Megan, of Haigler, Neb., and Jacob Pankonin and wife, Amanda, of Wauneta, Neb.; step-grandchildren, Tami Ruch and husband, Dale, of Sterling, Colo., Sherri Wheeler and husband, Bruce, of Imperial, Neb.; Jimmie Pankonin and Angela of Imperial, Neb., Johnny Pankonin of North Platte, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Kacen and Ari Wenzlick, Annabelle and Leah Scott; 12 step-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lois Siefken of Imperial, Neb.; sister-in-law, Shirley Smith and husband, Stanley, of Imperial, Neb.; and brother-in-law, Frank Clements and wife, Alice of Imperial, Neb.
Funeral services for Calvin were held at 10:30 a.m. (MT), Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
Organist was Mr. Joel Grosbach. Special music was provided by Mr. Kim Silvester.
Casketbearers were Rod Thayer, Vernon Tropf, Russ Fitzke, Chad Ambrosek, Jimmie Pankonin and Scott Clements.
Honorary casketbearers were Calvin’s grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
A memorial has been established in Calvin’s memory to the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial or the Imperial Lied Library.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.