Corrine M. “Connie” Czyz

Corrine M. “Connie” Czyz

Jun 30, 1929 – Sep 21, 2017

Preceded in death by husband, Raymond. Survived by sons, Daniel (Jaclyn) and Doug (Sheryl); grandchildren: Elizabeth Coleman (Thomas) and Tanner Czyz; sister, Alice Bartels; many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION begins Monday, Sept. 25th at 5pm with a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, Sep. 26th at 10:30am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 48th & Woolworth.  Interment, St. John Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Josie Harper Hospice House.


Corrine “Connie” Kudlacz Czyz, age 88 years, was born on June 30, 1929 to Frank and Irene Kudlacz.  She was the middle of five children and has one surviving sibling, younger sister Alice.  Connie married Raymond Czyz on February 12, 1949~ a union that lasted 44 years until his death in 1993.  She is survived by her beloved sons, Dan (Jackie) and Doug (Sheryl) and two grandchildren, Elizabeth (Thomas) and Tanner. 

Connie lived her life with exuberance and brought fun everywhere she went.  Her dad used to say “by the time others are asking about it – Connie is already there!”  She traveled the country playing fast pitch softball and bowling.  After she married,she continued bowling and became an avid golfer, playing in women’s leagues and couples’  leagues with Ray.  Connie was the first person in Nebraska to bowl 6 strikes in a row and to be awarded $1000 on the Strike It Lucky at the Rose Bowl show.  In 1994 she was inducted into the Bowling Hall of Fame.   Connie also played the accordion in a band and entertained World War II troops. 

Another passion and specialty of Connie’s was baking.  Those who had the pleasure of being recipients of her baked goods were always so grateful!  Pies, cakes, pistachio bread, German Chocolate cake and Budtka were among family favorites.  Nothing smelled better than her home on baking day!!

If Connie was to choose what she was most proud of it, would be her family.  She loved them fiercely and was a devoted mom and grandma.  Nothing gave her more pleasure than spending time with her loved ones and friends.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, and we look forward to a joyous reunion one day in heaven. 



  • Rick Beal Posted September 25, 2017 12:39 pm

    Connie was well loved by all in the Beal – Fertil family and to say she was my mother’s, Mabel Fertil (Beal), best friend is an understatement. She gave generously of her warmth and laughter and made many of our family trips truly special. Connie and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mike Gude Posted September 26, 2017 11:21 am

    Doug, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Sounds like she was a very special person. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. Will include you all in our prayers.

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