Leona Evelyn Weverka, age 84, of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on April 15, 2013 at Beaver City Manor, in Beaver City, Nebraska. She was born on March, 5, 1929 to Felix and Caroline Fahnholz in rural Gosper County, Nebraska.
She attended Edison Public School at Edison, Nebraska until the 8th grade. On October 11, 1947, she married Joseph Weverka at St. Germanus Catholic Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska. They made their home in Arapahoe, Nebraska and to this marriage they were blessed with three children: Joseph, Todd and Monica. Leona and Joe were owners of the McCoy Motel and Weverka Sand and Gravel for several years. Many friends were made from the guests that stayed at the motel, especially the pheasant hunters that would return season after season. In 1985, Leona retired from the motel business. She spent her time babysitting, crocheting and cooking generous meals for her family. Leona also cared for her husband after he suffered an aneurysm until his death in February 1998. She was a member of St. Germanus Catholic Church and Alter Society.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three sisters, JoAnn, Viola and Betty Lee and brother Donald.
She was survived by her Daughter: Monica & husband Bill Breinig of Maxwell, Nebraska
Sons: Joseph & wife Judy Weverka of Brentwood, Tennessee
Todd & wife Maryka Weverka of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Grandchildren: Caden, Brielle, Rachel, Emily, and Troy.
Brother: Robert Fahnholz of Neptune City, New Jersey
Sister: Donna Mae Bonta of Wichita, Kansas
Condolences or personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com
Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 10 AM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Rosary will be Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10 AM at St. Germanus Catholic Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral mass will be Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the St. Germanus Catholic Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Father Robert Barnhill, officiating. Burial will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.