Beth Rodak, 64, Bridgeport

Beth Rodak, 64, of Bridgeport, passed away with her family by her side, Tuesday, August 6, 2013.  Her Memorial Mass will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at All Souls Catholic Church in Bridgeport with Father Dave Rykwalder as Celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu fo any flowers, memorials in Beth's honor may be made in care of the Bridgeport Public Library, 722 Main Street P.O. Box 940, Bridgeport, NE 69336. Online condolences may be left at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements.

Beth was born April 4, 1949 in Alliance, NE to Douglas and Maxine (Mittelsteadt) Newkirk.  She was raised on her parents' farm in Redington and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1967.  She married Thomas Rodak on May 6, 1982 in Las Vegas, NV. From this union there were 2 children. Prior to her marriage she worked as a verifier for BNSF railroad.  Following her marriage she worked as a teacher's aide for Hill 44 Country School for 12 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and other outdoor activities, and loved being around animals.

She is survived by her parents Douglas and Maxine Newkirk; her husband Thomas Rodak; her son Travis Rodak; and daughter Tomi Rodak, all of Bridgeport.

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