Vivian M. Lojka, 94, of Scottsbluff, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at The Residency. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Rev. Ralph Morris officiating. The family will be receiving guests beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Lunch will be served before the service. Cremation has taken place at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. The family respectfully requests for there to be no flowers. Memorials may be made in care of the family or to the church. Online condolences may be viewed by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home of Scottsbluff is assisting the family.
Vivian was born November 13, 1917 in Cambridge, Nebraska to John and Anna Inez (Haggerty) Brown. The family moved to Broadwater when she was very young. Vivian’s schooling was in or around Broadwater.
Vivian married David Wagoner on April 21, 1936 in Sidney. To this union four children were born. The couple divorced in June of 1947. Vivian married Henry Lojka on May 15, 1948 in Kimball. This marriage added Henry’s four children to the family. They moved to Scottsbluff in 1954.
Vivian worked for Lichter Duo Rest until the factory closed and then began working for Trim Line Draperies. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church, Navy Mothers, and Joy of Living Bible Study. She enjoyed playing cards, games, and dominos with children, grandchildren, and friends. Vivian also liked to make cross-stitch gifts.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Zuidema of Kansas City; daughters-in-law, Karon Wagoner of Albequerque, N.M. and Verlie Wagoner of Gering; son, Everett (Shirleen) Lojka of Cheyenne, WY; daughters, Marcella Shaw and Evelyn Hollis of McCrealy, WA; sisters, Lois Bennett of Shoshone ID, Hazel Ostrom of Springfield, OR; brother, B.V. Brown of Mitchell; sister-in-law, Myrul Brown of North Platte; 20 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Vivian in death were her parents; husband, Henry; four sons, Tom Wagoner, Stanley Wagoner, Eddie Wagoner, and Harold Lojka; and brothers, Merle Brown and Donald Brown.