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David V. BartunekDavid V. Bartunek, 70, of St. Libory, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Libory's Catholic Church in St. Libory. The Rev. Sidney B. Bruggeman will officiate. Mr. Bartunek's body will be cremated after the services. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Bartunek was born on July 3, 1942, at Rockville, the son of Delvin and Matilda (Spotanski) Bartunek. He was united in marriage to Virginia L. “Ginny” Keller on Dec. 12, 1962, at Yankton, S.D. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Ginny Bartunek of St. Libory; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa and Tony Leitschuck of Lincoln, Tonja and Lance Cunico of Colorado Springs, CO, Lana Leitschuck of Alda, and Sherise Bartunek and Randy Cosner of St. Libory; and a special nephew, Darren Bartunek of Phillips; one brother, Dennis Bartunek of Grand Island; and one sister-in-law, Fran Bartunek of Grand Island. He also leaves to cherish his memory, 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; as well as, many “adopted kids” and dear friends. Dave grew up in Rockville, where he attended St. Mary's parochial school. As a young man he worked for Redman Trailer in Grand Island. After he and Ginny married they first lived in Loup City and later in Grand Island where he worked at the Cornhusker Army Ammunitions Plant. In 1965 the couple moved to an acreage north of St. Libory, where they lived the rest of their married life. In 1970, Dave began working for Union Pacific Railroad, where he worked until 1995. He then worked for Great Lakes Consolidated Concrete until retiring in 2004. He was a member of St. Libory's Catholic Church and the Platt-Duetsche and American Legion and VFW of Grand Island. Dave enjoyed carpentry, mechanics, riding his Harley and was meticulous about his lawn and yardwork. He dearly loved his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their sports, school activities and telling them stories. He was a great “Papa”. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Dawayne and Dwight Bartunek. Memorials are suggested to the St. Libory's Catholic Church Wheelchair Ramp Fund.
Virginia, We are sorry to hear of your loss, as Dave was a great man! You were very blessed to have him and now he is in God's hands. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry and Jean Dembowski Jun 1 2013 10:35 AM
Dear Ginny,I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Teresa Jensen-Thomsen May 22 2013 1:43 AM
Ginny, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts.
Sheryl Perkins May 20 2013 6:52 AM
Ginny sorry to hear about your lost. He was a good man and will be miss.
Russ Powers May 18 2013 7:48 AM
Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all! I am so sorry for your loss, I know how dearly he was loved by Lana Kay, and I am sure all of you! God Bless!
Neva Barnell May 17 2013 11:08 PM
Ginny & family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was a great guy and you had 50 yrs together! Our deepest sympathy to you and the family.
Judy Vejvoda-Davis May 17 2013 5:12 PM
Virgina and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss, our deepest condolences to ya all.
Jim Placke May 17 2013 1:28 PM
Ginny, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Anita Lewandowski Brown May 16 2013 7:27 AM
Virginia, we are thinking of you at this time. You have been blessed with 50 years together. Cherish the memories.
Jim and Kathy Leschinsky May 15 2013 9:07 PM
Ginny. We have you in our prayers and are thinking of you. Take care of yourself. We really had a lot of fun times at the Christmas parties for Consolidated Concrete. I will always remember those fun times.
Larry and Shellie Pointer May 15 2013 3:55 PM