Carl S. Mendyk, 79, of Loup City, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, surrounded by his family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary.
All CDC guidelines will be followed, social distancing and masks and face coverings are recommended. The Mass and Rosary will also be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Cards and memorials are suggested to be filled out at home before bringing to the visitation or Mass.
Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is assisting the family.
Carl was born on March 10, 1941, at Loup City, the son of Stanley G. and Frances D. (Stenka) Mendyk.
He received his education at Sherman County rural schools and graduated from Loup City High School in 1958.
He served in the United States Army Reserves, later returning to Loup City where he began farming and ranching.
He was united in marriage to Connie J. Osentowski on May 5, 1962, at Burwell. In 1969, the couple purchased a farm just outside of Loup City. Carl ran a hog operation, was involved in trucking and sold Vigortone feeds. In the early 1980’s he worked for Chief Industries where he traveled and worked in Saudi Arabia and also managed a farm for Sheikh Nassar. He later returned to Loup City to farm and worked for Spalding Co-Op until retiring.
Connie died on Sept. 23, 1996. He later married Alberta L. (Hunt) Sell on Feb. 14, 1998, at Loup City. He and Alberta lived in Arcadia and were married for 20 years before she died on Aug. 15, 2018.
He was a member of St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 5455 and the Antique Tractor Club of Ord.
Carl enjoyed camping with family, blue grass music festivals, garage sales, Junk Jaunt, woodworking, dancing, collecting toy tractors and glass eagles, and every Sunday listening to the Big Joe’s Polka Show.
Carl’s church and faith were very important to him and he prayed for his family each and every day.
He is survived by his children and spouses, Nick and Donna Mendyk of Ashton, Shelly Mendyk of Lincoln, Brenda Yelkin-Dickey and Mark Dickey of Doniphan, Lynette and Rodney Wroblewski of Lincoln and Scott and Marie Mendyk of Kearney; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-granddaughters; his twin sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Lavern Lewandowski of Grand Island; sister-in-law, Annette Mendyk of Grand Island; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wives, Connie and Alberta, he was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Alfred Smedra; and brother, Richard Mendyk.