Valeria Anna Safarik, age 87, of Nehawka, NE, passed away on January 28, 2024, at the Louisville Care Center. She was born on December 5, 1936, in Plattsmouth, NE, to Lester and Valeria (Stull) Holman.

She grew up in Plattsmouth and attended the Stull School before graduating from Plattsmouth High School in 1954.  Valeria was united in marriage to Francis Joseph Safarik on February 15, 1958, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 

Valeria was a dedicated housewife and mother, while also working at the Murray Meat Locker for several years.  She dedicated many years of service as a Clerk at the Omaha Main Post Office.  While her children were young, she designed and baked wedding and graduation cakes as another way of providing for her family.  

In her leisure time, Valeria indulged in her passion for reading and found solace in the beauty of birds, flowers, and gardening. Her faithful companion, Max the dog, was a constant source of joy. Valeria cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren, creating precious memories that will be cherished for generations.

Valeria is survived by her children: Carol (Guy) Lynn Schliefert of Louisville, Jeanene (Kurt) Schreiter of Dunbar, Jack Safarik of Nehawka, and Chris Safarik of Beaver Lake. She leaves behind a legacy of love and wisdom for her 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by sisters, Harriett Holman of Plattsmouth, Irene Rupp of Plattsmouth, Viola (Jim) Placzek of Plattsmouth, Carol Janet Miner of Plattsmouth, and Leola Ide of Plattsmouth.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Valeria Holman, husband Francis Safarik, brothers Lester (Jack) H. Holman, Jr., and Leon Holman, sisters Ruby Holman, and Ruth Royer and her brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Doris Safarik.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at 10:30 AM at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel in Plattsmouth.  The family requests casual attire.  

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm with family greeting friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home.  

The burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Plattsmouth.

Memorials may be directed to HAPPY Paws or to the family for future designation.

Arrangements by Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home, Plattsmouth, NE  402-296-4445.