Wilma Kresl

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for 85-year old Wilma Kresl will be Tues, Oct 4, 2020 at 10:00 at St Bridget Catholic Church in Hemingford, NE, with Father Matt Koperski officiating.

A Rosary will be recited prior to the Mass at 9:15

Interment will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. 

Family and friends are all invited to the Hemingford American Legion for snacks and memories directly after the service.

Memorials may be given to the Hemingford Volunteer Firefighters Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.

Wilma A Kresl was born October 17, 1936. to Mike and Tillie Hafenbreadl in Loyal, WI, and passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Wilma grew up on a farm in Hafenbreadl with her parents, brother Armond, and sister Judy.  In 1951, the family moved to Woodruff, WI.

Wilma was a princess for the Million Penny Parade where a geometry class made the largest penny as a fundraiser for the local hospital.   

After graduating in 1954, she started working at the local bank for 3 years, then moved to Hemingford, met Alvin Kresl, and married him October 11, 1958. To this union were born a daughter, Toni and a son, Mike.

Wilma farmed with Alvin until his death in 2017 and continued to live on the homeplace until her passing.

Wilma loved the outdoors and was a big part in the farm life they made together. She loved mowing the yard, tending to the garden, flowers, and all the animals that came and went throughout her life.

Wilma was very active in clubs in the community and was a member of St Bridget’s Catholic Church in Hemingford.  

Her hobbies kept her busy during the winter months knitting, and crocheting; she also loved to cook and bake for family and friends. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, so everytime they were playing, you didn’t dare interrupt her game.

Wilma is survived by son Mike (Julie) of Hemingford, daughter Toni (Dave) Buskirk of Deadwood, SD, grandsons Andy (Samantha) Kresl  of Hemingford,  Tim (Kristen) Buskirk) of Chadron, and Travis (Courtney) Buskirk of Fargo, ND, and 8 great-grandchildren: Joei, Rhett, and Reid Kresl, Caden and Brynn Buskirk, Jack, Barrett, and Kate Buskirk. 

She is also survived by her brother Armond Hafenbread (Charlene Nixon) of Mesa AZ, and her sister, Judy Warthern (Dave) of Prescott Valley AZ.  

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents Mike &Tillie Hafenbreadl and her husband Alvin Kresl

Bates Gould Funeral Home of Alliance, NE, is in charge of arrangements for Wilma Kresl.