Stan Shevik

Monday, September 26, 2016 4:34 pm

Stan Shevik, 86, of Spillville, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at his home in Spillville. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville, with Rev. Robert Gross officiating. Organist was Jeanette Dietzenbach. Cantor was Jeff Adams. The St. Wenceslaus Choir sang “Here I am Lord,” “I Have Loved You,” “On Eagle’s Wings” “Going Home” and “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” Lector was Ed Klimesh. Offertory gift bearers were Karen Hart and Keith Nockels. Eucharistic ministers were Phyllis Riehle, Linda Klimesh and Pat Wiest. Interment was at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Spillville. Arrangements were 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. He often shared his bountiful 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: Keith (Nur) Nockels, Karen (Cooper) Hart, Gary (Jan) Shevik and Marlise Shevik and their families.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond (Della) Shevik, and 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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