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Gladys M. Vincik

Gladys M. Vincik, 92, of St. Paul, died Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society – Grand Island Village. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Rayappa Konka and Deacon Neil Baquet will concelebrate the Mass. A private family inurnment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. A family rosary will be recited prior to the Mass. The Mass will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Gladys was born Jan. 14, 1928, at St. Paul, the daughter of John F. and Ana S. (Lanka) Matousek. She attended Howard County District No. 53 rural school and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1945. She then taught school at District No. 53 from Sept. 1945 to May 1947. She was united in marriage to John J. Vincik on June 2, 1947, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The couple lived, farmed and operated a Grade A Dairy on the Vincik home place for close to 70 years. Gladys worked at the St. Paul City Library starting Dec. 1, 1981 as an assistant and children’s librarian. She became the library director in 1984 serving until 1998, when she then worked part-time until retiring in March 31, 2005. She directed many students and patrons into a love of reading and using the library. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women, and was also a former member of Catholic Daughters Sacred Heart Court 2015. She was a longtime member of Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul, where she was a former President and held other offices. She was also a member of the Hilltrailers Extension Club. Gladys loved bookmarkers, decorating, reading, animals, antiques, Victorian things, planting flowers and took great pride in her manicured yard. She enjoyed making scrapbooks for her grandchildren and also loved poems and had a collection of cutouts from different sources and would send them in cards. She was a very organized lady with a file for everything, including ideas and plans. She loved music and would quite often call the radio station to find out the title and artist of a song. She is survived by her children and spouses, Lonnie and Chris Vincik of Grand Island, Linda and Stan Obermiller of Johnson Lake and Ken and Carol Vincik of St. Paul; five grandchildren and spouses, Stephen Vincik of Omaha, Andrew and Lisa Vincik of Omaha, Jessica and Dan Piskorski of Ord, Brian and Peggy Vincik of Overland Park, KS and Keith and Jana Vincik of Grand Island; and ten great-grandchildren, Bryce, Brayden, Kate, James, Aurora, Alice, Emma, Adam, Emily and Kaylee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John on Feb. 18, 2017; sisters, Georgie, Stacia and Venus; and niece, Dona.

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So sorry to hear of the passing of Gladys, it's so hard to lose one's mother. I enjoyed talking with her when I brought her Communion. Rita

Rita Jun 8 2020 11:19 AM

Gladys Vincik was a neighbor. I went to School Dist. 15 with her son Lonnie and knew the daughter Linda who was a pre-schooler. I also knew the youngest son, Kenny, when he was just a baby. I don't know if you remember me, Lonnie, but I went to Dist. 15 school for 3 years that you did. I was Helen Jacobsen. We would like to send our condolences at this time. We have many wonderful memories of your lovely family. Love and best wishes to your family. Helen (Jacobsen) Page pageproduce@windstream.net

Helen (Jacobsen) Page Jun 5 2020 10:03 AM

Sending our sympathy and prayers to the Vincik family. A special Hi and prayer for Ken, Carol and Family; we miss you in Aurora and at St. Mary's. Love, Jerry and Pat Chadwick

The Chadwickk's Jun 4 2020 3:29 PM

So sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful full of life lady. She would just make you smile when you seen her. You could always tell her family was such an important part of her. It is so neat that God had them be together for their anniversary.:heart: They are both up there watching all of you, and I'm sure they are praying for you like all parents and grandparents do. God bless you all.:pray:

BILL & JUDE LAMMERT Jun 4 2020 12:24 PM

Ron and I were sad to hear you had lost your Mom. Loosing a parent leaves a big hole. We hope you are comforted some with love and memories of friends and family. Ron and Solveig Knott

Solveig knott Jun 3 2020 3:01 PM

We are saddened to hear of the death of Gladys, she was my friend for 80 years. We shared good times and bad times. We were always welcomed with open arms by her and John and enjoyed their music and hospitality. All of you felt like family to Ted and I. I hope it is comforting to know that we will miss them too. LaVonne and Ted Van Veen

LaVonne Van Veen Jun 3 2020 2:28 PM

Lonnie, Linda, Ken and your families - I am so sorry for your loss. Gladys was the happiest, kindest person. My memories of your dad and Gladys and my mom sitting around talking and laughing will always be with me. Hold on to your memories. I'm thinking of all of you. Love Sally Pichler

Sarah Pichler Jun 3 2020 9:52 AM

Our three kids loved the summer reading program, mostly because of Gladys! She was so funny, so nice, and got kids to love reading and the library. Even when she was no longer with the library and our kids were grown, whenever I saw her, she would ask how they were. A very special lady!!

Sally Lynch Jun 2 2020 10:22 PM

Our sincerest sympathy to all the Vincik families. Polka dances at the Legion wouldn't have been the same without Johnny and Gladys. Frank says she always called Kenny 's friends HON. We have been lucky to have fun friends like you in our lives...Frank and Mary Stepanek

Stepanek Jun 2 2020 9:57 PM

My heart shattered when I read that Gladys had passed away. I loved her and John dearly. They both used to come into The Store in Palmer (grocery store) when I owned it. Both John and Gladys were so fun to visit with and they always brought a ray of sunshine to Palmer even on a cloudy day. I'm sending you my very deepest sympathy. Gayle (Nicholas) Bremer

Gayle Bremer Jun 2 2020 2:33 PM

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