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Loyola (Siske) Root

April 5, 1931 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 90)


Loyola Angelina (Siske) Root, formerly of Blue Springs, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Premier Estates in Pawnee City. She was born on April 5, 1931 to William and Marie (Klein) Siske in Pawnee City, Nebraska. She graduated from Lewiston Consolidated School in 1948.

She married Delbert Root of Burchard, Nebraska on October 10, 1951 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beatrice, Nebraska. They lived in California for some years while she worked for the Boeing Company. Upon retiring, they returned to Blue Springs, Nebraska to be near family.  Loyola loved caring for her dog and cats. She also enjoyed going to the casinos and visiting with friends.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Dorothy Siske, Shirley Root and Phyllis Root, brother-in-law, Marv and Lavon Root and numerous nieces and nephews.

Loyola was preceded in death by her husband Delbert, parents, William and Marie Siske, sisters and brothers-in-law, LuEtta and Victor Wenzl, Veronica and George Paben, brothers, Eugene Siske and Wilbur Siske, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Maxine and Milton Husa, Bernice and Earl McCollough, Kathleen and Lew Stern, Jack and LaVonne Root, Bill Root, Bill Adams and Ronnie and Bonnie Root. 

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Steinauer, Nebraska. Officiating Father Michael Christensen.  Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.  Inurnment will be at 1:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Wymore, Nebraska.  Officiating Father Loras Grell. 

No visitation, cremation.

Memorials to family's choice.  Online condolences may be left at

Services entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska.

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January 19, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Steinauer, Nebraska 68441

Memorial Mass
January 19, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Steinauer, Nebraska 68441

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