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Kathryn  V. "Katie"  Paprocki
November 22, 1933 -  January 11, 2022

Kathryn V. “Katie” Paprocki, 88

Kathryn V. “Katie” Paprocki was born November 22, 1933, in Fullerton, Nebraska to John and Rosie (Tarnick) Prososki. She attended Country School, Fullerton High School and Platte College in Columbus, Nebraska. She was united in marriage to Daniel H. Krzycki on May 20, 1952, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Krakow, Nebraska. To this marriage one daughter was born, Carol Jean Nowak (Krzycki). Following his death on April 10, 1972, she later married Francis J. Paprocki at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, Nebraska on August 29, 1980. Francis "Fritz" passed away April 25, 2013.

Katie worked in Accounting at MiddleState Mfg., St. Anthony Church, and the Shirt Factory, all in Columbus, Nebraska. Katie moved to Bennington, Nebraska and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Katie enjoyed bowling for a good portion of her life. She was inducted into the Nebraska Bowling Hall of Fame in 2013. She enjoyed music and she played the piano, flute, and drums. She was a soloist and sang for many weddings and funerals. She was a member of the Adult Choir and the Polish Choir at St. Anthony Church in Columbus, Nebraska. She enjoyed bingo, Husker Football, going to the casino, polka music and dancing. She and her first husband Daniel won the first-place trophy at the Nebraska Polka Days at Peony Park in 1969. But most of all she enjoyed her three grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah, and Andrew and her three great grandchildren Lucy, Elisabeth, and Thomas Wichmer. She was Godmother to six Godchildren.
Kathryn was a member of St. Patrick Church in Elkhorn. The St. Theresa Sodality at St. Anthony in Columbus, the Belvedere/Polish Home in Omaha, and several bowling leagues.

Preceded in death by parents John and Rosie Prososki; husbands Daniel H. Krzycki and Francis J. “Fritz” Paprocki; Godchild Robert Prososki; brothers-in-law Arnold, Stanley, Francis, and Adrian Krzycki, Richard Korger, Emil Paprocki and Jim Evans; sisters-in-law Eugenia Korger, Geraldine Preister, Margie Paprocki and Helen Evans.

Survived by daughter Carol (Michael) Nowak of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren Daniel R. Nowak of Omaha, Sarah (Steven) Wichmer of St. Louis, Missouri, Andrew M. (Leeron) Nowak; great grandchildren Lucy, Elisabeth and Thomas Wichmer of St. Louis, Missouri; brother Samuel M. Prososki (Leona); sisters-in-law Connie Krzycki, Darlene Krzycki, Annie Krzycki (Jim) Schaecher, Mary Jean (Kelly) Schrant, Dorothy (Don) Schaecher, and Charlotte (Ray) Jamison.

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