Funeral Services for Peter Nicholas Sojka, age 92, of O’Neill, will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, October 31st, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill. Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Ewing. Visitation will be Sunday, from 5-9 P.M. at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a Rosary at 8 P.M. Peter passed away Wednesday evening, October 26th, at The Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Peter is survived by his wife, Irene, Son, Tom Sojka and wife, Carol of O’Neill, Daughters Virginia Schweers and husband, Mark of Des Moines, IA, and Patricia Pruden and husband, Bob of O’Neill, 10 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.
Peter was born on December 16, 1918, at Chicago, IL, to Walter and Anna (Boqusz) Sojka. He attended country grade school and graduated from Page High School in 1936. He married Irene Fonfara on June 7, 1947, in Omaha at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He was a farmer and a rancher Northeast of Page for many years. After retiring in 1974, he was a leather craftsman, making saddles for everyone, including his grandchildren, making each one of them a miniature saddle.
Peter was a life member of the American Angus Association. He was also a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers, John, Cashimir, Leon, and Nicholas, DVM.
Rev. Jeff Lorig will officiate.