Lillian L. Skolnik of Seward, Nebraska was born near Brainard, Nebraska, to Charles and Rose (Kominek) Dolezal on April 26th, 1927. She attended country schools in Butler County and graduated from Dwight High School in 1944. She attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and at the age of 17 she began teaching at a Butler County Country School. She married Joseph A. Skolnik of Staplehurst on May 8th, 1947 at Holy Trinity Church in Brainard. Two daughters, Barbara and Karen, were born to this union. Lillian served on the Election Board in Seward County’s B and G precincts for many years, was active in the Nebraska Democratic Party, PCCW, ZCBJ and volunteered at the Seward Senior Center. She helped her husband with various ventures through the years, Skolnik Equipment, farming and carpentry. She loved gardening, baking, cooking, playing cards and most of all dancing with her husband to polka music. Lillian was an excellent seamstress, making most of her clothes and loved to make quilts having made over 30 quilts for family. Lillian passed away on November 23, 2020 at her home in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 28 days. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Joseph (2005), her parents Charles and Rose Dolezal and brother Ernest, a 1951 Korean War casualty. Lillian is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Ray Leising of Lincoln; Karen and Allen Hoffbauer of Seward. Five grandchildren and their spouses, Brian and Amy Leising; Christina (Leising) and Jason Howe; Amy (Hoffbauer) and Jonathan Metschke; Jason and Heidi Hoffbauer; and April Hoffbauer. 10 great grandchildren, Elyssa and Brayden Leising; Bradley, Chase and Dylan Howe; JJ, Julya, Ayda and Adalya Metschke; & Holly Hoffbauer. She is also survived by her beloved dog and constant companion Fraggle; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Margaret Dolezal of Brainard, Nebraska.
CASKET BEARERS: Jason Hoffbauer, Brian Leising, Jason Howe, Jonathan Metschke, J.J. Metschke, Bradley Howe, Ronnie Smaus
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