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Sara J. (Lorah) Veselik

July 1, 1944 ~ April 21, 2017 (age 72)

The Piano Brothers

Longtime Kanorado, Kansas resident Sara Jane Veselik, 72, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society-Sherman County in Goodland, KS.

Sara was born on July 1, 1944 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Floyd G. and Anna K. (Sweigart) Lorah.  She was one of four children.  She graduated from Cocalico High School in 1962 in Denver, Pennsylvania.  She then went on and got her nursing degree from Reading Nursing School graduating in 1965.

On March 20, 1970, she married John Marshall Veselik in Sterling, Colorado.  To this union, one daughter Valerie was born.  In 1970, Sara and John moved to Kanorado.  It was at this time that she began working as a Registered Nurse for the Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital in Burlington, Colorado for 3 years.  After that time, she began working for the Sherman County Health Department, as well as for NWKS Hospice.  She also worked for the Kansas Highway Patrol as an inspections officer at the Port of Entry in Kanorado for 12 years, retiring in 2012. 

After retirement she enjoyed fishing, going gambling in Black Hawk, kaleidoscopes, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.  She was also a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Goodland.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and one nephew Mark Lorah.

She is survived by her husband John of Kanorado, her daughter Valerie (Robert) Jones of Broomfield, Colorado; two grandchildren Brittany and Katherine Veselik-Jones; two brothers George (Jean) Lorah in Denver, Pennsylvania and Richard (Edith) Lorah of Vienna, Virginia; and one sister Mary (Bill) Hammond of Davis, Michigan.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Kanorado Senior Citizens Center

NWKS Hospice Services
Memorials may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Goodland KS 67735



 Service Information

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
April 27, 2017

6:00 PM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
211 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735

Memorial Mass
Friday
April 28, 2017

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
307 W. 13th
Goodland, Kansas 67735

Inurnment
Friday
April 28, 2017


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