January 17, 1926 - September 7, 2018
Eleanor R. Hamersky, age 92 years, of Lincoln, passed away September 7, 2018. She was born on January 17, 1926, to Joseph J. and Alice R. (Barta) Mazour in Nelson. She married Albert Hamersky on June 16, 1948, in Assumption Catholic Church in Deweese. Eleanor attended Nuckolls County elementary school, graduated from Assumption Catholic High School in Dwight; received her teaching certification from Hastings College; assistant English instructor at Lincoln School of Commerce. After office employment for Catholic Diocese of Lincoln and State of Nebraska, she held office positions in Boston and Chicago. During this time, she cared for their five children; she continued classes at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College. Later resumed working for the State of Nebraska, retiring in 1991.
Volunteer service included: officer, member, public relations for National, Diocesan, Deanery and Parish Councils of Catholic Women; public relations for Job Corps and in the organization of Women in Community Service (WICS); formed Deanery volunteer escort service for VA hospital patients; organized the first religion classes for mentally challenged; organized Cathedral Bible Study and Discussion Groups, one which she belonged since October of 1967. She participated in numerous areas of PTA/Home School Associations for Public/Parochial Schools and Boy/Girl Scouts.
With her architect husband of 70 years she enjoyed extensive traveling in the States and abroad to conferences, conventions, volunteering abroad and visiting family and friends. She became actively involved in the management of her Leukemia, diagnosed in 1991, participating in teleconferences, doing research and was an avid promoter of clinical trials, participating in them herself at MD Anderson Cancer Research in Houston. Eleanor was a member of Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Parish and Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Catholic Daughters of America, Pink Sisters Auxiliary and Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln.
Eleanor is survived by her husband Albert and their children: Dr. Paul and wife Susan (Schwindt) Hamersky of Castle Rock, Colo.; Daniel and wife Jean (Huxtable) Hamersky of Green Bay, Wis.; Stephen and wife Kitt (Hemphill) Hamersky of Omaha, Anne Hamersky of San Franciso, Calif.; Joseph Hamersky and wife Allison Prete of Brooklyn N.Y.; grandchildren: Rory (wife Kara) Hamersky of Denver, Colo. and their daughter Adelyn; Tim Hamersky of Denver, Colo.; Deslie Hamersky of London, England; Jenna Baumgard of Eagan, Minn., and her daughter Lauren; Ben Hamersky of Des Moines, Iowa; Dr. Jack (wife Jess) Hamersky of Auburn, Ala., and their children Marlee and Parker; Dr. Kayla (husband Dr. Michael) Kaiser of Glendale, Calif.; Karly (husband Josh) Black of Pawnee City; Stephanie Hamersky of Omaha; Josef Nygaard of Los Angeles, Calif.; Willa Hamersky of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister Mary Ann Biltoft of Nelson; sister-in-law Veronica (Hamersky) Milburn; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law K. Lucille (Jackson) Hamersky of Littleton, Colo., and Joe and Antonine “Toni” (Quattrocchi) Hamersky, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Frances and Francis Makovicka, brothers-in-law Alfons Hamersky and Ted Milburn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 13, at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd in Lincoln with Monsignor Joseph Nemec celebrating the Mass. Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon to 6:30 pm on Wednesday at Butherus Maser and Love funeral home, 4040 A St. Rosary will be at 6:30 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (1040 South Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68510); Cathedral of Risen Christ Church; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, High Plains Division Lincoln Office, (5733 South 34th St Suite 500, Lincoln, NE 68516) or for Masses www.bmlfh.com