Chester M. Stefanski

Chester M. Stefanski

Jul 26, 1927 – Apr 14, 2017

Age “89 ½.” Preceded in death by his parents, Stanislaus and Anna (Czaja); his beloved wife of 60 years, Virginia; and son, Thomas. Survived by his children: Dr. Mary Susan Heaney (Robert), Ann Thomsen (Gary), James Stefanski (Deborah), Barbara Vanderbeek (Kraig), and Janet Kohll (David); fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and other relatives; wonderful friends, neighbors, and parishioners. Graduate of South High School and Omaha University and a longtime employee of Nebraska Tractor &  Equipment Co. We have lost our laureate of birthday poems and a talented golfer who also enjoyed church meetings (aka poker games) and toiling in his garden. Toast an Old Fashioned to our proud Polish patriarch as we carry on with his sage advice: “Keep Your Nose Clean.”

VISITATION begins Monday, April 17th at 5 p.m. at St Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific, with WAKE SERVICE to follow at 7 p.m. at the church.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, April 18th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 331.

Memorials are suggested to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church or St. Thomas More Catholic Church.




  • Nancy Bertagni Wackerhagen Posted April 17, 2017 12:22 pm

    On behalf of the Bertagni children, ( Sue, Monsignor Ted, Nancy, Steve, Tina & Jody) we send our deepest condolences to your entire family. Many of our parents (Ted & Mary Bertagni) stories consisted of good laughs about Chet & Virginia Stefanski. It is comforting to know, they are all partying together again! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    • Janet Stefanski Kohll Posted May 15, 2017 7:48 pm

      Thank you so much for your nice msg. They’re “neighbors” at Calvary as well. May they all be at peace.

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