Camille Formanek

Camille Formanek

Camille Formanek

Aug. 3, 1919 – July 6, 2019

Camille (Homolka) Formanek was born on a farm west of Wilber, the daughter of William and Sylvia (Jelinek) Homolka, on Aug. 3, 1919, and passed away July 6, 2019, at Tabitha in Crete. She attended rural school District 84 and graduated from Wilber High School in 1936. She enrolled at Doane College and also the University of Nebraska. She taught school for 21 years.

On May 27, 1942, she was united in marriage to Joe Formanek. For the 2½ years he served with the Air Force in England, she continued teaching. Upon his return home, they lived on the home place. The farm was recognized as a 100-year farm and the family was presented an award for that in 1984. They had two sons, Allen and Roger. In 1973, they bought a house in Crete where they resided. She then was associated with the J.C. Penney store, where she worked for 10 years in the sales department.

She lived for her family. They were her life. She volunteered many hours of her time, as that was a chance to meet people and help people and that was a rewarding part of why she volunteered, as people were important to her. She was a member of the Sokols and an officer for 10 years, a member of Eagles Auxiliary 3909, where she held an office for several years, Pythian Sisters, VFW Auxiliary and the ZCBJ Lodge of Saline Center, where upon joining she became president of their initiating team. She received her 50-year pin from the lodge in 1987 and was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include her sons and their spouses, Allen and Janice, and Roger and Peg; grandchildren and their spouses, Greg and Chris Formanek, Barbara and Ken Behrends, Shanon and Ben Meyer and Neil and Jessica Formanek; great-grandsons, Zachary Stubbs, Carl Behrends, Joey Formanek and Brooks Formanek; great-granddaughters, Erin Formanek, Danya Formanek and Anistyn Formanek; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Gene Litten; nieces and nephews and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe in 1977; sister, Darleen in 1950; and her brother and sister-in-law, Byron and Dorothy Homolka.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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