Margene Kae Pavlik, 77 of St. Paul, died on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. Pastor Mike Anderson will be officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.
Family will greet friends from 4-7 P.M. on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Margene was born on October 7, 1943 to Arden and Virginia “Ginny” (Carson) Hathaway in Palmer, Nebraska. She grew up in Palmer and graduated from Palmer High School in 1961. She was united in marriage to Larry Pavlik on June 3, 1961 in Fullerton, Nebraska. The couple lived in St. Paul until they moved to a farm in Palmer in 1968. In 1972 they moved to town where they continued to raise their children and managed the Palmer Legion for several years. She also worked at the Palmer Café, Wichman’s Cuttery, and the Coolidge Center. She was a member of the Palmer United Methodist Church and the Palmer American Legion Auxiliary. She was a phenomenal cook and enjoyed helping with the Legion & Church luncheons. When Larry and Margene moved to St. Paul, she worked for the St. Paul Grocery Store and continued to cook for various places around the area. She enjoyed playing pool, bowling, and especially playing BINGO. Larry and Margene enjoyed gambling and going to dances. Larry took care of the gardening, while Margene conquered the canning. She loved people, and she “never met a stranger!”
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter and son-in-law, Deb & Wayne Kock of Cedar Rapids, NE; sons and daughter-in-law, Mark Pavlik of Central City, and Russel & Jennifer Pavlik of Grand Island; brother-in-law, Norm Jacobsen of Kansas City, Kansas; grandchildren, Johnathan (Emily) Kock of Belden, NE, Justin Kock of Norfolk, Joshua Kock (Tonya Balcom) of Norfolk, Mark Pavlik, Jr. (Christina Russell) of Central City, Tyler (Annsley) Pavlik of Central City, SaQuoia Pavlik (Alec Zamarripa) of Grand Island, Sierra Pavlik (Jeff Lutch) of Grand Island, & Shawn Pavlik of Grand Island; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.
Margene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Pavlik; grandsons, Jason Kock & Zachary Pavlik; twin sister and brother-in-law, Marlene & Roger Powell; brother and sister-in-law, James & Polly Hathaway; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Della & Stanley Wilson, & Charlotte Jacobsen.
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