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Thomas J. Mrkvicka

Thomas J. “Tom” Mrkvicka, 71, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Island. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Farwell. The Revs. Rayappa Konka, Richard Piontkowski, Thomas Ryan and Matthew Koperski will concelebrate the Mass. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery near Farwell, with graveside military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. parish rosary. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Tom was born on May 15, 1947, at Loup City, the son of Delphie and Delphine (Lubash) Mrkvicka. He grew up on the family farm northeast of Ashton and attended country school in the Paplin area. He later moved with his family to a farm southwest of Farwell and attended St. Anthony's parochial school and graduated from Farwell High School in 1965. He then served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged to return to the farm after the death of his father. He was united in marriage to Rosemarie T. Hurt on Nov. 28, 1970, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The couple farmed west of Farwell their entire married life. They moved into St. Paul in Feb. 2015. Rose passed away on Sept. 7, 2015, and Tom continued to live in St. Paul the rest of his life. Tom enjoyed raising cattle and attending cattle sales at the Loup City Sale Barn where he was buyer number 6. He religiously attended morning coffee with the Farwell coffee crew and enjoyed selling feed and custom haying. He dearly loved his grandchildren and attending their many school activities. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul and the Farwell Fire Department and QRT's of which he was an active member until his death. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marty and Jeana Mrkvicka and Monty and Nancy Mrkvicka, all of Farwell; six grandchildren, Quinton, Brittany, Riley, Thomas, Tanner and Mikayla Mrkvicka; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Jody Mrkvicka of St. Paul and Carl and Lori Mrkvicka of Farwell; sister-in-law and husband, Carolyn and Dennis Kresha of Columbus; brothers-in-law and wives, Michael and Rosalie Hurt of Seward and Alfred and Janice Hurt of Loup City. In addition to his wife, Rose, he was preceded in death by his parents; son, Delphie Mrkvicka; and in-laws, Arnold and Marguerite Hurt. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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What a beautiful obituary! Just a small window into the life of a great man who made everyone around him feel special. He will be welcomed by those who went before him and I can only imagine Rose and Aunt Alice being ready to spend time with him once again!

Barbara Sep 7 2018 5:37 PM

My deepest sympathy in your loss of your father.. I knew your parents from 50 Years ago and we visited and always had a good time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember them at dances and when we celebrated Aunt Alice Lewandowski's birthday..

Marlene( Kosmicki ) Schmidt Sep 6 2018 6:16 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mrkvicka family. Tom will always be remembered as a wonderful family man, Veteran, and a well respected member of the community. His legacy lives on in the wonderful family he leaves behind. With Warm Regards Kevin & Paula Rose

Kevin Rose Sep 6 2018 10:35 AM

Our dear friend we shared many fun memories. Our best man at our wedding almost 50 years ago. Rest in peace! Our love always Ben & Mary Koperski

Ben Koperski Sep 5 2018 11:48 AM

A WONDERFUL KIND HEART describes Tom. He was always filled with smiles and he shared his love. Our memory takes us back to him driving my sister Karen and daughters Heidi and Trisha to Colorado to be with their husband/daddy Dave Lukasiewicz as Dave awaited orders to ship out to Vietnam. We were blessed by his loving and caring. Thank you Tom and your family for carrying on that tribute of loving one another in this world. Enjoy Gods Blessings in the next one Tom. With Our Love, Jim and Maryann Lukasiewicz

maryann lukasiewicz Sep 5 2018 11:35 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tom he was truly a great guy he will be missed dearly

Pat Lubash Sep 4 2018 7:26 PM

Our "Deepest Sympathy" to all of the "Mrkvicka Family". I'm sure Tom & Howard are reminiscing "Old Times" with raising hogs, & selling "Vigortone Pre-Mixes"! We had a lot of good times,[ Good Memories], with Tom & Rose! Very Good People. God's Blessings to them all. Vivian Jensen - Dannebrog

Vivian Jensen Sep 2 2018 11:22 PM

My very deepest sympathy to all of Tom's family. He was a very wonderful person, always had a smile and great to visit with. He will be very missed in both the Farwell and the St. Paul community. Prayers for all of you, cherish all the wonderful memories, which I know you will have many. May God's blessings be with all of you. In Christ, Velda Peters

Velda Peters Sep 1 2018 6:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Mrkvicka

Joyce Goc Sep 1 2018 6:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Mrkvicka

Janis Koperski Sep 1 2018 3:32 PM