FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
Janice Crook 73
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, March 12, 2016
St.Mary's Catholic Church
Friday 5-7 P.M.
7 P.M. Rosary
Saturday 8:30-9:30 A.M.
Kracl Funeral Chapel
St. Mary's Cemetery
David City Auditorium
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Janice Crook, 73,of Lincoln, died at her home on Monday, March 7, 2016.
Janice Marie Crook was born to James and Beatrice (Stuchlik) Polak on the family farm near Prague,
Nebraska on November 18, 1942. She graduated from David City Public School in May, 1961. Janice
met the love of her life, Harry Crook, on a blind date. They were married on August 26, 1961 at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church in David City. Three sons were born to this union, Steven, Craig and David.
They lived many places in the earlier years – Colorado, Seward, Columbus and David City, before
calling Schuyler, Nebraska their home. During those years, Janice worked several jobs. She retired as a
cook from the Schuyler Grade School in 2007. Janice enjoyed spending time with Harry in his
woodshop working on craft items, traveling and camping. She truly loved helping her extended family
and friends whenever possible. More than anything, Janice loved spending time with her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. She and Harry could be seen often at ball games, concerts and as many other
family events as they could attend. In September 2014, Harry and Janice moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.
Janice lived with diabetes for many years and suffered through many medical setbacks. Through it all
Janice maintained a positive attitude and a deep faith, making her an inspiration to her family and
friends. Janice entered our Father’s kingdom on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the age of 73 years. Those
left to grieve her are her husband of 54 years, Harry; sons Steven (Kimberly) of Crab Orchard, NE;
Craig (Tina) of New Castle, CO; David (Kathy) Crook of Kearney, NE; nine grandchildren;Brandon
(Tracy)Crook, Travis(Heather) Crook, Joshua(Alaina) Crook,Jennifer(Casey) DeBord, Avery(Kebra)
Crook, Tori, Tristan, Taylor and Jaheem Crook, 11 great-grandchildren; Brody, Katelyn, Cameron,
Haeley, Lucas Crook, Julian, Brayden, Alec, Liam,Scarlett and Madilyn DeBord, brother, James
(Kathy) Polak of San Dimas, CA; sister Lyla (Dan) Kouma, Seward, NE; brother and sisters-in-law,
Viola (Don) Kroft and Genon Crook of Rising City, NE and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, James & Beatrice Polak; parents-in-law, Earl & Evelyn
Crook; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Crook. Memorials to family choice.