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John J. VincikJohn J. Vincik, 95, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society – Grand Island Village. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul with graveside military honors provided by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. Visitation will be one hour before time of the service on Tuesday. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Mr. Vincik was born on July 23, 1921, at St. Paul, the son of Joseph and Caroline (Tuma) Vincik. John grew up on the family farm southeast of St. Paul in the Bunker Hill area and received his education at Bunker Hill school. He served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Tennessee in the Pacific Theatre. He served from Aug. 17, 1942 to Dec. 12, 1945. John was the recipient of numerous medals including the Purple Heart. He was united in marriage to Gladys M. Matousek 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. John's life was his farm, his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his Country. He loved the deer that crossed his land and loved feeding the birds. He never met a cat or dog that he didn't like and enjoyed his favorite calf, Baby. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1918, Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of which he was a past Commander, member of the Drum and Bugle Corp of American Legion Post 119, and served on Dist. 15 school board. He also enjoyed bowling league, welding and played the accordion by ear. Over the years he played with the Polka Key Notes, Polka Gems and the Polka Pals. Whether he was playing for a wedding or anniversary, he always made sure the honored couple received a recording of the music played at their dance. He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Gladys; three children and spouses, Lon 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 and Katie Hilburn of Omaha, Andrew and Lisa Vincik of Omaha, Brian and Peggy Vincik of Overland Park, KS, Keith and Jana Vincik of Grand Island and Jessica and Dan Piskorski of Ord; and nine great grandchildren, Bryce, Brayden, Kate, James, Aurora, Alice, Emma, Adam and Emily. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials are suggested to the American Legion New Building Fund, Comfort Dog program or to the family's choice.
Linda & Family,I am thinking about you,read your Dad"s obituary online in the Grand Island paper. Wish I were with you to give you a hug.My sincere prayers and thoughts . are with you and your family. God Bless Bonnie[Tschudy] Yungdahl
Bonnie Yungdahl Feb 21 2017 12:14 PM
Dear Linda and family: My sincerest sympathy. God will be near during this difficult season. Denise Moore.
Denise Moore Feb 20 2017 8:16 PM
Dear family of Johnny, Am sorry to hear of John's passing. I know you will all miss him so much. He was such a kind neighbor to have. May God be with all of you at this time. Love and prayers! Helen (Jacobsen) Page
Helen Page Feb 20 2017 3:44 PM
Gladdy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Johnny was for sure one of the best and we have been blessed to know all of you. We know he will be missed but know you will enjoy wonderful memories forever. Love, Pam and Dave
Pam Clayton Feb 19 2017 10:31 PM
Gladys and Family, Thanks so much for allowing me to care for your precious husband and dad. He was so so special and always made me laugh with his speeches!!! He had the sweetest smile that I will always remember! We all have another special angel shining down on us! Until you are called home to be with your loved one I will be there for you Glady! You will forever miss him but just put one foot in front of the other and keep the FAITH. Love you my PRECIOUS Glady!!! Love ya, Jude Dietz
Judy Dietz Feb 19 2017 7:24 PM
We share the sorrow of John's passing with his wife Gladys and his children. Remembering many happy times of listening to his music and being welcomed into their home. Cheers, one last time. LaVonne and Ted Van Veen
LaVonne Van Veen Feb 19 2017 8:59 AM
thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends of John. Dave Rosenquist
dave rosenquist Feb 19 2017 8:38 AM