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Charles Leonard Jarzynka, age 83 formerly of North Platte, passed away Thursday May 29, 2014 in Grand Island.
Charles was born on March 25, 1931 in Hazard, NE to Anton “Tony” and Antonia (Badura) Jarzynka. He grew up the in the area and attended school at Hazard. He married Florence Behrens on July 16, 1951 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. He was drafted into service in 1952 and served during the Korean War. He was stationed in Austria with the US Forces 70th Engineers Medical Detachment. He was employed for 30 years at Fairmont Foods and transferred to North Platte in November 1959. He also was a truck driver for Gillette Dairy for 13 years. Charlie belonged to the American Legion, VFW and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed snag fishing and casinos.
Charles is survived by 1 brother Emmett (Dorothy) Jarzynka of Cairo, NE; 2 sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Florence; 5 sisters, and 4 brothers.
Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday June 2, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Reverend Richard Piontkowski officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.