Della (Priest) Buczek - August 06, 2009
Della Marie (Priest) Buczek was born March 22, 1934, 18 miles north of Wauneta, Neb. in the same Kerchal sod house where her mother Marie Priest was born. Della entered her final rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the Imperial Manor in Imperial, Neb.
Della was the fifth of six children born to William Eugene and Marie Berdnadine Priest. Her primary education was Wallace, Neb. In 1944, her family moved to Hamlet, Neb. where she completed the 8th grade. In later years, she purchased the Hamlet property as a keepsake of a wonderful childhood to share with her family.
As a young woman Della worked as a waitress in McCook and Imperial, where she met many lifelong friends. On Nov. 7, 1953, she married Frank Joseph Buczek in Ogallala, Neb. They were blessed with three children, Andrea, Russell and Charles. In 1959 Della and her family moved to Denver, Colo. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Saint Joseph Hospital then changed careers working as a quality control inspector for Samsonite Luggage until retirement. Although she enjoyed all the big city had to offer, she remained a small town Nebraska girl.
Della always enjoyed cooking and loved preparing authentic Bohemian and Polish food. She also made professional wedding cakes that blessed many new couples. Della’s greatest enjoyment was vacationing at Enders Lake where she taught her children, nieces and nephews and friends how to water ski, camp, and just enjoy the simple things God made available.
She was a member of the Catholic church and a life member of the VFW Auxiliary 4688, Imperial, Neb.
Della is survived by Andy (Greg) Feese, Denver, Colo., Russ Buczek, Imperial, Chuck (Ginny) Buczek, Denver, Colo.; sister Vivian Todd, Imperial; brothers Donald Priest, Ft. Lyon, Colo., Lavern (Karen) Priest, Lincoln, Neb.; sister-in-law Marilyn Priest Walker, Ogallala, Neb.; grandchildren Jeremy Buczek, Jacqueline Buczek, Chrissy Buczek, James Buczek, Amber Feese, Sam Feese and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Buczek; parents William and Marie Priest; sister Clara (Dale) Farmer and brother Frank Priest.
Rosary was recited at 7 p.m., July 31, 2009.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Imperial by Father Bernard Lorenz.
Interment at Meadow Lawn Cemetery, Hamlet, Neb.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial was in charge of arrangements.