Josephine P. Tourek
March 11, 1927-March 28, 2020.
Born March 11, 1927 and entered into eternal rest and in the arms of Jesus on March 28, 2020.
Josephine was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 70 years James, her son, Gerald, and her grandson, “Little Jimmy”.
She is survived by her son, Lonnie Tourek (Patricia); daughter, Mary Beth Barmettler (Michael); grandsons: Timothy Tourek (Judy), Kristopher Tourek (Beth), Konner Tourek and Kowenn Tourek; granddaughters, Kelsey Tourek and Stephanie Tourek; seven great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; many nephews, nieces and wonderful friends.
Josephine was an exemplary and quintessential Czechoslovakian wife and mother. There was always pork roast, dumplings, and cabbage on the stove. Any leftovers from the pork roast, cabbage and dumplings were made into a Czechoslovakian goulash which her entire family loved. Kolaches were always in the oven and her special Czechoslovakian breads were filled with cottage cheese and poppyseed.
No one was a stranger to her and no one went without a meal at her house; breakfast, lunch or dinner. She always made sure there was enough to eat for everyone even though the cupboards were bare at times.
Josephine was a talented seamstress, making most of her, and other family member’s clothes. Her talents carried over into her quilt making and crafts. One of her favorite pastime was making Christening gowns for the grandchildren. No royal baby had a finer Christening gown.
Josephine was a devout Roman Catholic woman who prayed the rosary daily, sometimes up to five times a day. Her favorite television channel was EWTN. No other station was an option.
In her younger days Josephine was a fashion model for the Omaha World Herald and Joslyn Art Museum. Several large portraits of her remain a part of the Joslyn Art Museum collection.
We wish to thank the entire staff at Parson’s House for their unending attention and care to our mother.
Regulated visitation: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., St. James Catholic Church. Private Family Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. James Catholic Church and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. NO FLOWERS PLEASE.