Lola J. Zabokrtsky

February 27, 1938 — December 6, 2021

Lola J. Zabokrtsky

Lola J. Zabokrtsky was born on February 27, 1938 on the family farm north of Waterville, the daughter of Gerald and Ruth (Anderson) Springer. She received her gift of eternal life on Monday, December 6 while a patient at the Hanover Hospital; she was 83 years old. Lola was Baptized into the Christian faith on March 3, 1955 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Waterville by the Rev. Martin C. Ashley. She then Confessed her faith in the Rite of Confirmation on March 13, 1955 with Pastor Ashley as her Confirmation Pastor. Lola graduated from the 8th Grade at Star Country Grade School and from Waterville High School in 1956. On April 7, 1957 she married Raymond Zabokrtsky at St. Mark’s Lutheran by Rev. David Samuelson. Their marriage was blessed with four children.  Lola was a homemaker helping her husband on the family farm. In a biography written for the celebration of her 50th high school class reunion, Lola wrote: “Ray and I raised 500 high line chickens and I gathered eggs four times a day. We also had 8 to 10 Holstein milking cows at that time and the two of us milked them by hand twice a day. We grew hay, wheat, corn, and milo and started a farrow to finish hog operation. In 1966 we bought the farm where I currently live. We continued raising hogs and crops and milking cows and added a cow and calf operation. I have always had a large garden and enjoy growing vegetables and flowers. I continue to help my sons and grandsons with the farm work by moving equipment, taking lunch to the field, filling stock tanks, checking cattle and raising bucket calves.” Lola’s biography also spoke of her great love for animals, especially numerous, cherished family pets. Lola was known for her infectious laugh which brightened everyone’s day, and for her strong Christian faith. She had an uncompromising devotion to her family and loved them unconditionally. She dearly loved being a grandmother and great grandmother. Lola was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Afton, where she was a member of the Quilting Circle and the Ladies Club. She was also a member of the Ballard Falls Ladies Club. Lola was preceded in death by her parents: Gerald and Ruth; by her husband: Raymond in 2001; by an infant grandson: Caydan Zabokrtsky. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Gail, Neil, Max and twin brother Larry Springer and her sister: Elaine Randle. Lola is survived by her children: John (Lisa) Zabokrtsky of Hanover, Lori (Burdon) Reinke of Lenexa, Kansas, Scott (Dawn) Zabokrtsky of Hanover, and Jennifer Zabokrtsky of Junction City, her two brothers: Lee (Barbara) Springer of Wilmington, Illinois, and Keith Springer of Topeka. She is survived by her sister: Marianne Spano of Topeka, by her 8 grandchildren: Ethan (Rachael), Kendra, Evan, Kent, Kelby, Morganne, Brennan and Taeghan, her 3 great-grandchildren: Brynnlee, Owen and Ray, her nieces, nephews, and her many, many friends. We give thanks to the Lord for all of His blessings poured out upon Lola during her life, especially for her gift of eternal life in Heaven that she now enjoys through faith in Christ our Lord.  Viewing is from noon to 8:00 pm, Friday, with visitation between 6:00 and 8:00 pm, at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Hanover Trinity Lutheran Church, Northeast of Hanover with Pastor Rodney Fritz officiating. Congregational hymns will include “Abide With Me”, “I’m But A Stranger Here” and “I Know My Redeemer Lives” accompanied by Susan Moore. Kelby Reinke will perform “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” on his guitar. Casket Bearers are Lola’s grandchildren. Burial is at the Afton Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.   Memorials are suggested to the Lola Zabokrtsky Memorial, to be determined, and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

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