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Emma Agnes Kocmick

Emma Agnes Sedlacek was born on a farm three miles southwest of Tabor, SD, on Dec. 29, 1925, to Adolph and Christina (Kozel) Sedlacek. She was baptized at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in 1926 and married there on Jan. 27, 1948, to James E. Kocmick. Her graduation was in May 1943 from Tabor High School.
Emma and Jim farmed near Dante and then Wagner, SD, until his death in Nov. of 1957. In 1959, she and her girls moved to Tabor to live with her dad and brother after her mother’s death. Emma moved to Omaha in 1969 and worked at Omaha Bedding until her retirement in 1990 when she moved to Tyndall. In October of 2012, she moved to Bellevue, NE. This Feb. she moved to the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall, So. Dak. After 92 years of age, Emma passed away there on Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was a dedicated mom and wonderful person.
Thankful for having shared their lives with their mother are her six daughters: Karen (Ed) Fejfar, Yankton, SD; Becky (Elmer) Herman, Springfield, NE; Emily Kocmick, Bellevue, NE; Mary Lee Cowie, Ralston, NE; Terri Koziol, Bellevue, NE and Chris Potter, Underwood, IA. Emma is also survived by nine loving grandchildren: Leisa (Tom) Futo, Lincoln, NE; Jeff (Melissa) Herman, Phoenix, AZ; Sharee (Matt) Jedlicka, Columbus, NE; Tara (Mark) Frank, Yankton, SD; Pascha (Jack) Conley, Omaha, NE; Elizabeth Koziol (Chris Ellis), Omaha, NE; Alan (Christie) Koziol, Omaha, NE; Kevin Cowie, York, PA; and Christopher Cowie, Sacramento, CA. Emma has 14 great grandchildren: Nathan Kocmick, Omaha, NE; Matt (Kaylee) Herman, Bremerton, WA; Jason Herman, Bremerton, WA; Coleman & Savannah Frank; Anika Futo; Bohden & Callen Jedlicka; Landon Washington & Xavier Mack; Caiden & Aubrey Cowie; Kiera & Collin Koziol and one great-great grandchild, Michael Herman; sister, Alice Weibel, Bellevue, NE and brother, Tom “bro-son”, (Julie) Sedlacek, Sr., Tabor, SD; Kocmick in-laws: Sylvia Meiers, Avon, SD and Earl Schumacher, Monticello, MN.

Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary (infant 1925); Marcella & Bob Cwach, Marie & Leland Sorensen, Aelred Weibel; sister-in-law; Kathy (Haberman) Sedlacek; also, in-laws: parents-John & Mary (Placek) Kocmick; Willie Kocmick (infant 1921), Violet (Kocmick) & Clarence Jenison, Lauren Meiers, Bob & Elizabeth “Joan” (Ruhl) Kocmick, Janis (Kocmick Mann) Schumacher and Charles Mann, Sr.

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Sympathy to you all.

Elaine Martin May 11 2018 10:26 PM

I will miss you so much!! Love your daughter #5

Theresa Koziol May 10 2018 9:45 PM

I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Emma Agnes Kocmick. May you find comfort in your loving memories of Emma and in Gods promise to see our loved ones again through the resurrection. (John 5:28&29) What joy there will be to welcome back Emma to a beautiful, peaceful earth (Psalms 37:10,11,29) where all pain, sickness and death will be no more!! (Rev 21:4) Hold on to all your happy memories of Emma and let these, along with all the promises of God, who cannot lie, bring you comfort and peace! My deepest sympathy!

Patricia Hubbard May 8 2018 6:43 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Emma's family. I remember Emma from years past when I was young as a very special lady. God rest her soul.

Patty {Kocmich} Kohnen May 7 2018 6:57 AM

RIP my friend ...Our Sympathies to Emma's family :( oh the memories!

Marie Mogck May 5 2018 3:09 AM

Deepest sympathy to everyone in Emma's family. It's always difficult to lose a loved one especially a very fine person such as Emma. Prayers & comforting wishes to you!

Leo Cwach, Jr. May 4 2018 7:32 PM

Dear Theresa, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. May the roads rise to meet you, May the winds be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. With love Amanda Collier.

Amanda Collier May 4 2018 3:49 PM