Evelyn Majewski, 90 - September 10, 2008
Evelyn C. Majewski, 90, of Cozad, formerly of Gothenburg, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Cozad Community Hospital.
Services were held on Friday, Sept. 5, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cozad with the Rev. Karen Woo officiating. Burial took place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Majewski was born on Nov. 15, 1917, to Axel and Nellie (Ostrom) Jacobson at Gothenburg. She was raised on a farm north of Gothenburg until the age of seven when the family moved into town.
Following her graduation from Gothenburg High School in 1936, she was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company at Gothenburg for seven years as an operator.
On Aug. 21, 1942, she was united in marriage to Harvey “Red” Majewski of Eustis, while on a weekend pass from the service at Yuma, AZ. To this union, two sons were born, one in 1952 and the other in 1957.
In 1947, after her husband was discharged from the service, the couple made their home in Lexington for 15 years, where she was employed at the Lexington State Bank as an assistant cashier.
Majewski and her family moved to Cozad in 1961 and started the Nelson Furniture Company, which they operated for 37 years. During these years, she and her husband enjoyed a blessed life raising their two sons and being active in the community, according to family members.
She was a worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star in 1974, and a year later she was appointed by O.E.S. Fraternity as a grand representative. She was also a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served in several ministry areas including the choir, Sunday School and women’s circles.
?Majewski, along with her husband, were avid Nebraska Cornhusker fans and traveled to both home and away football games, said family members.
?After 37 years in the furniture business in Cozad, she and her husband retired and began traveling and playing golf. The couple traveled extensively throughout the United States and some overseas. They enjoyed several winters in Mesa, AZ, and summers in Cozad, according to family members.
Her hobbies included China painting, singing and listening to music. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her many friends as well as learning new things, and in her later years, she kept in contact with her family via email, internet chatting and webcams, said family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, in 1999.
Survivors include: her two sons—Terry (Terri) Majewski of Heber Springs, AR, and Ted (Gina) Majewski of Cottonwood, AZ; three grandchildren—Tyson, Kylee and Skylar.
Memorials are suggested to the Restoration Ministries, 1510 Ave. O, Cozad, NE 69130, or www.restorationministriesonline.org.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at berrymanfuneralhome.com.