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Helen A. Jisa

June 29, 1923 — October 10, 2022

Helen A. Jisa, 99, of Dwight, widow of Lad, passed away Monday, October 10, 2022 at David Place in David City.

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Helen A. Jisa was born near Yanka ( a train stop near David City) on June 29, 1923 to John and Anna (Ratkovec) Janousek. She attended Holy Trinity Grade School and graduated from Brainard High School. She attended summer school at the University of Nebraska to obtain her teaching certificate. Helen taught school in Buffalo Head and Oak Creek schools prior to her marriage to Lad R. Jisa on January 12, 1944 at Holy Trinity Church, Brainard. They lived on the home farm until moving to their new home in Dwight. Helen was very instrumental in the start up of Jisa Dairy, which she took pride in feeding the new baby calves and milking cows twice a day, including all the bookwork for the dairy. Helen was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Dwight, a 4-H leader, Altar Society office, member of the Dwight Good Neighbors Extension Club, FFA chapter mother and Dwight American Legion Auxiliary. She hosted foreign exchange students from Canada and Venezuela and hosted many seminarians when Dwight held the annual Totus Tuus program. She loved to sew. She embroidered and hand quilted several quilts, She also canned vegetables from her huge garden and loved to work in her flower garden. She took pride in cooking many meals, especially at harvest time. She loved to garage sale, attend her children's school events and watch Husker Football. Helen is survived by her children: Betty Dowse, Edith (Don) Furasek both of Wahoo, David Jisa of Brainard, Nadine Jisa of Seward and Kenneth (Kathy) Jisa of Waverly, 12 Grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Brother, John ( Evelyn) Janousek of Lincoln and one sister, Sr. Alma Janousek, N.D. of Omaha. Several nieces and nephew, and her special pets, Angel and Grace. . She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lad in 2004, son-in-law, Dale Dowse, sister & brother-in-law, Alyce ( Rex) Cooney

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