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Kenny Markvicka

August 12, 1986 ~ May 30, 2018 (age 31)

            Kenny Markvicka, 31, of St. Paul died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Lincoln as the result of a motorcycle accident.

            Because of Kenny’s love of the outdoors, a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Leonard Koziol Wildlife Management area, 2 ½ miles east of Hwy 281 on Twin Forks Lane, north of St. Paul.  Reverend Dale Phillips will officiate.  In honor of Kenny, the family requests that people attending where red, Nebraska attire or any sports jersey.

            A family inurnment will be in Dannevirke Cemetery at a later date.

            Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul.

            Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

            Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home is assisting the family.

            Kenny was born August 12, 1986 in St. Paul to Tim and Lois (Christensen) Markvicka.     

            Kenny attended St. Paul Schools, graduating in 2004.  He then began traveling with a harvesting crew.

            He was united in marriage to Katie Stafford on December 10, 2005 at the Trumbull Christian Church.

            Kenny worked at Case New Holland along with driving trucks.  He loved the outdoors, where he looked at eagles, deer hunting, and just being around nature.  He had a passion for working around agriculture.  He, Katie, and their daughter, Jasmine took many walks by the Loup River.  He also had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews.

            He enjoyed working on cars and he was always willing to help people in need.  Along with his willingness to help people, Kenny completed Wavelinks Recovery in California and he was committed to helping others through the same process.  He was an organ donor, again wanting to help others.

            Kenny was baptized in the Catholic Faith.  He was a member of the NRA.

            He is survived by his wife, Katie of St. Paul; daughter, Jasmine of St. Paul; father and stepmother, Tim and Jana Markvicka of Grand Island; mother, Lois Stade and Lolo Faz of Grand Island; paternal grandmother, Vange Obermiller of St. Paul; two brothers, and sisters-in-law, Brian and Christina Markvicka of Clarks and Brad and Heather Markvicka of St. Paul; sister and brother-in-law, Chris and Mike Murphy of Grand Island; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doug and Judy Stafford of Trumbull; step-brother and step-sister, Craig and Jessica Corder of Milford; step-sister, Shellea Corder and significant other, Eric Meek of Sioux City, IA; brother-in-law, Derrick Stafford of Doniphan; and two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Steph and Lee Nelson of Stapleton and Beckie and Rich Brown of Wolbach.

            He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Earl Markvicka; maternal grandparents, Milton and Emma Christensen; step-grandfather, Gailord Obermiller; and step-father, Tim Stade.


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