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William Olejnik

March 12, 1921 — November 17, 2014

Rossville-William Olejnik, 93, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 at his home near Rossville. He was born March 12, 1921 at Rossville the son of George and Rosie Hejtmanek Olejnik Sr. Bill was a 1939 graduate of Rossville High School. Mr. Olejnik farmed north of Rossville and sold insurance for WFLA. He was a member of the Rossville Presbyterian Church, the ASCS Board, and the Rossville Township Board for 20 years, serving as treasurer for many years. Bill served as chairman of the Victor 101 School Reunion, was a member of the ZCBZ Lodge serving as president for many years. He was also a member of the Czech Moravan Cemetery Board and served as a caretaker of the cemetery for over 30 years. On October 6, 1948 he was united in marriage to Christina M. Polson at Rossville. She survives. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Tammy Olejnik and Lila (Doug) Wolc; a grandson Blake Wolc; four brothers, George Olejnik Jr., Rudolf Olejnik, Henry Olejnik and Edward Olejnik; two sisters, Josephine Pressgrove and Georgianne Davis. Survivors include a son, Robert (Kathy) Olejnik, Rossville; a daughter Lisa (Jim) Pinney, Johnstown, NE; two sisters, Agnes Wike, Topeka and Helen Donley, St. Joseph, MO; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 21, 2014 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Interment will be in the Czech Moravan Cemetery north of Rossville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Czech Moravan Cemetery or the Rossville Public Library and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536
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