Helen C. Planansky

Helen C. Planansky, 94, died Friday, May 3, 2019 at Box Butte General Hospital.

She was born August 18, 1924 in Box Butte County, Nebraska to Joseph H. and Lillian (Kolousek) Jezek.

She married Vern R. Planansky on February 11, 1947 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Hemingford.

Helen was an avid gardener and took great pride in her flower and vegetable gardens.  She loved to cook and bake and was famous for her kolaches.  She also donated her time for several years as a 4-H leader.

She loved genealogy and worked tirelessly to finish both Vern’s and her family trees, while being a resource to those who were seeking family information, even from those in the Czech Republic.

Helen, above all, loved her family and took great pride in her husband of 71 years, Vern, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She always welcomed people into their home and made them feel like they were part of the family.  No one was a stranger to her.

She is survived by her children, Gary Planansky and his girlfriend Michele of North Platte, Dennis and his wife Barbara Planansky of North Platte, Rod and his wife Deb Planansky of Hemingford, and Christy and her husband Steve Fischer of Omaha.  She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vern, and her brothers, Joe and Rudy Jezek.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Hemingford.  Father Tim Stoner will officiate.  Wake services will be held Monday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the church.  Interment will be in the Hemingford Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the church or the Hemingford Volunteer Firefighter’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.  Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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