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Regina C. Kobuszewski

July 12, 1920 — August 2, 2020

Regina C. Kobuszewski, 100, Hanover, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, Seneca. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 5 at Hanover Mortuary, Hanover. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Hanover. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, August 6 at St John’s Catholic Church. Father Joseph Kieffer will officiate. Masks and social distancing are requested for those attending the funeral. Pallbearers are Valerie Wilkus, Paul Lickteig, Dr. Andrew Lickteig, Dominic Lickteig, Ingrid Lickteig, Bodahn Kobuszewski, Gates Kobuszewski, Dr. Jonathan Kobuszewski, Dr. Joshua Kobuszewski, Annie Jane Alvarez, Andy Greenhaw and Dr. Adam Greenhaw. Honorary pallbearers are Daryl Bixenman, Ken Bixenman, Ron Bixenman, Paul Karber, Jeff Klepper, Scott Klepper, Doug Mackley and Gary Martin. Burial will be in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Regina Carolyn, the eldest of four children who lived to adulthood, was born to Charles and Katherine (Ney) Karber on July 12, 1920 in St. Rose Hospital, Great Bend, KS. She grew up on a farm and helped with a variety of outdoor chores and harvesting. She attended Gypsum Grade School and in 1938, graduated Gypsum High School and was co-salutatorian of her class of 24. She attended Marymount College in Salina for one and a half years, and received a 30-hour teaching certificate, that was good for two years. Because she was co-salutatorian, she was able to attend Marymount without paying tuition. The first school she taught at was Maple Grove. She taught all eight grades in the one room school. Following her initial teaching stint, she worked for a year at Boeing in Wichita, where she was schooled to be a riveter, securing camera doors onto B29 bombers. She moved back to Gypsum after a year to help with harvest. After getting another 30-hour certificate, she taught again in the Claflin area and in the summer moved back home to help with the wheat harvest. She met Edmund J. Kobuszewski on a trip to Colorado she took with her aunt. He was on a weekend leave from the U.S. Army. They were united in marriage on November 13, 1945 at St. Columbo Catholic Church in Elmo, KS. During the first twenty years of marriage, they lived in several communities in Western and Central Kansas. They were blessed with six children. Thirty-five years after attending Marymount College for one year, Regina returned to finish her degree, graduating in May 1974. Two of her children were fellow students at the same time. She did not work outside the home until she began substitute teaching in 1968. After graduating from Marymount, she taught the Title I Program at St. John’s Catholic School in Hanover. She retired in 1985 and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Regina enjoyed bingo, sewing, baking, reading, gardening, canning, volunteering and traveling. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church for over 50 years where she served in various volunteer capacities. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Edmund in 1983; her son, Joseph Kobuszewski DVM, in 2018; and her sibling brothers Raymond and Michael, and brothers Nicholas and Leonard; and sister, Marie. Survivors include her children, Carolyn A. (David) Lickteig, Hanover, Dr. Michael C. (Carol) Kobuszewski, Topeka, Jeanne K. Kobuszewski, Sheboygan, WI, Patricia D. (Dennis) Greenhaw, Lawrence, and Anita M. Kobuszewski, Captain, MSC USN, Hanover; twelve grandchildren, Valerie (Bill) Wilkus, Lenexa, Paul Lickteig, Gardner, Dr. Andrew (Kelly) Lickteig, Reno, NV, Dominic (Emily) Lickteig, O'Fallon, MO, Ingrid Lickteig and Joe Mantei, Springfield, MO, Bodahn (Christy) Kobuszewski, Olathe, Gates (Jamie) Kobuszewski, Virginia Beach, VA, Dr. Jonathan (Jennifer) Kobuszewski, Topeka, Dr. Joshua (Christina) Kobuszewski, Annie Jane (Juan) Alvarez, Topeka, Andy Greenhaw, Denver, CO, and Dr. Adam Greenhaw, Mission; and thirty great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made in Regina's honor to the Neighbor to Neighbor Program established to teach life skills to the underserved and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia (1300 Washington St., Concordia, KS 66901), or to the donor's choice of charity. Contributions may be sent in care of Hanover Mortuary, Hanover, Kansas. Funeral of Regina C. Kobuszewski To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Regina C. Kobuszewski, please visit our flower store.

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