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Edward J. Nevrivy

Edward J. Nevrivy, 92, of St. Paul, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul with graveside military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Nevrivy was born Jan. 23, 1921, at Arcadia, the son of Julius and Josie (Breska) Nevrivy. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of St. Paul; his children, Dr. Thomas and Jane Nevrivy of Fort Collins, CO, Michael Nevrivy and friend, Mary Deveny of Hastings, and Lori and Ken Wozniak of St. Paul; and one sister, Phyllis Ross of Houston, Texas. He also leaves to cherish his memory his grandchildren, Dr. Mary Margaret Nevrivy of New Orleans, LA, Edward Nevrivy of Queenstown, New Zealand, Hilary Nevrivy of Omaha, Joseph Nevrivy of Boulder, CO and Alanna and Cesar Galvan of Greeley, CO. At a young age the Nevrivy family moved to St. Paul. In 1933, at the age of 12, Ed admired a pair of shoes in the window of Bryan Jensen's Clothing store. He subsequently went to work in the store to acquire the shoes, and continued to work in the haberdashery, which he eventually bought and continued to operate for over 58 years. He retired in 1990. He graduated from St. Paul High School in 1939 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Navy. He took part in the invasions of French North Africa (Operation Torch) and Sicily. After returning home from his military service he graduated from St. Paul Business College. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Hamik on June 13, 1953, in Grand Island. Ed and Mary Ann recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Many years of happiness are fondly remembered by friends and family. He was a lifelong member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and served on the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School Building Committee. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1918 and Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul and was an original board member of the St. Paul Country Club. Ed loved the outdoors and enjoyed many wonderful years at his Sherman Dam cabin with his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. During his retirement years he took up oil painting. He will be remembered as a caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Henry and George Nevrivy. Memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church New Parish Hall Fund or Howard County Medical Center.

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Elaine Nowak Aug 18 2013 6:02 PM

With deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Ronda Paulman Jul 17 2013 8:53 PM

My sincerely sympathy, along with a salute and tributeto a life well lived. Memories of stopping to visit with Ed,buying clothes, or swapping stories with a great neighborare flooding back in my mind. One fine man. Bob Bartle

robert bartle Jul 17 2013 10:18 AM

Michael and family: Our sympathy on the loss of your father.Claire Hupf, Stephen & Tori Hupf, Michael Hupf, Gregory & Yvette Hupf, Phillip Hupf, Jason & Becky Hupf

Claire Hupf Jul 16 2013 11:12 PM

Condolences to your family. You were the first neighbors we met when we moved to St. Paul. Our thoughts and prayers. June Rosenquist

Jul 16 2013 10:23 PM

Nevrivy family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of the passing of a wonderful man. "Eddie" taught me a lot about dressing while in high school and beyond When in high school I needed to be taught how to tie a windsor knot. He stood there in the store and in a couple lessons on how to. I am now nearly 75 and still know how to tie the knot. Eddie there are not many men like you. God Bless and keep you and yours.Ed Ziller

Ed Ziller Jul 16 2013 6:39 PM

Ed always had a warm and genuine smile. He made shopping at Bryan Jensens a pleasure. A real gentleman. Marc Snow

Marc Snow Jul 16 2013 4:35 PM

Mike,Simply wished to send a note of condolences to you and your family. Parents are difficult to lose. Remember, he led a good, long and happy life. We can ask for no more.Roy & Gay DeMars

Roy DeMars Jul 16 2013 3:59 PM

Mary Ann and family, My sympathy to all of you at the loss of Ed. He gave so much to St. Paul and to the parish and will be missed. Be assurded of my thoughts and prayer.

S. Mary Kay Panowicz OSB Jul 16 2013 9:02 AM

Mike and family,I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Summer Kent Jul 15 2013 8:41 PM

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