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Obituary for Nellie Evangeline Korolek (Dratwa)

KOROLEK - Nellie Evangeline Korolek (nee Dratwa) was born on a farm near Goodeve on May 23, 1933; the 2nd youngest of 14 children born to Pearl (nee Palanio) and John Dratwa. She was raised on the family farm and attended a rural school. On Feb. 14, 1953 she was united in marriage to Matt Korolek, and moved to a farm with Matt near Theodore. In 1988 the couple retired from active farming and moved into Yorkton to establish their retirement home. Following the death of Matt in September of 1999 Nellie was able to maintain her independence until the summer of 2020, when she became a resident of the Langenburg Centennial Special Care Home, where she resided until her passing. Nellie passed away from complications of surgery which she had in November on Saturday, January 16th 2021. She was 87 years of age. Nellie loved the farm and looking after various animals, chickens, pigs and cows. She grew a huge garden and even though she canned, pickled and froze the vegetables, she still gave lots away, especially potatoes. She loved flowering house plants as well as taking care of her flower gardens. She loved the outdoors. She was a 'handywoman' and would repair tractors and machinery as well as anything around the house, such as the washing machine. Nellie also enjoyed socializing with neighbours, both at the farm and in Yorkton. She always enjoyed having her friend Charlotte over for coffee. She was proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and her face would light up with an ear-to-ear smile when she saw them. Besides her husband Matt, she was predeceased by her parents, and by all her brothers and sisters. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: son David (Brenda) and their family: Darcy (Jennifer) - Courtney and Carter; Tammy (Gord) - Kara and Sydney; Lisa - Sierra and McKayla; David Jr (Lindsay) - Abigail, Gracie and Saylor. Daughter Janet (Richard) and Richards daughter Emma as well as many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Center with Doreen Day officiating. Music played was How Great Thou Art and I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You. Family tribute and words of remembrance were given by Sydney Brown and Courtney Matychuk. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Korolek Jr, Gord Brown, Darcy Matychuk, Eric Sorenson, Les Gara and Steven McLelland serving as the casketbearers. Memorials in Nellie's name may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation - 3602 Millar Ave. Saskatoon, SK S7P 0B1.