Stan Shevik

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:52 pm

Stan Shevik, 86, of Spillville, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at his home in Spillville. Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, with Rev. Robert Gross officiating. Organist is Jeanette Dietzenbach. Cantor is Jeff Adams. St. Wenceslaus Choir will sing “Here I am Lord,” “I Have Loved You,” “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Going Home” and “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” Lector is Ed Klimesh. Offertory giftbearers are Karen Hart and Keith Nockels. Eucharistic ministers are  Phyllis Riehle, Linda Klimesh and Pat Wiest. Interment is at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Spillville. Arrangements are being handled by Balik Funeral Home, Spillville.

Stanley Alois Shevik was born May 6, 1930, the youngest of three children born to Alois and Anastasia (Shimek) Shevik, on the family farm near Spillville. He attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic School and graduated from Calmar High School in 1948. Stan ran the family farm, which his grandparents homesteaded over 100 years ago. He retired from farming in 1991. He had a beautiful singing voice and was an avid baseball player. He was a lifelong Iowa Hawkeye and Washington Redskins fan. Stan loved to hunt and play cards, but his true passion was fishing, at which he was incredibly successful. He often shared his catch with family and a multitude of friends. Stanley will be dearly missed by all who knew him – except for the fish population of Winneshiek County, which we expect will double in size without him. 

Stan is survived by his sister, Grace Nockels, Snohomish, Wash.; his nieces, nephews and their families.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond (Della) Shevik; one brother-in-law, Alvin Nockels.

Condolences can be sent to Grace Nockels, 18405 – 100th Ave. S.E., Snohomish, WA 98296.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be given to the Winneshiek County Conservation Service, 2546 Lake Meyer Road, Fort Atkinson, IA  52144.

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