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Jacquette "Jackie" Bartak


March 26, 2020

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Funeral services for Jacquette "Jackie" Bartak, 84, of Ewing, will be held privately for her family, due to the present healthcare precautions. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery rural Clearwater. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jackie died March 22 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. A memorial service, for the public, will be held at a later date. Condolences may be directed to the family at


Jacquette Ann Bartak was born July 6, 1935, to Wilmer and Marguerite (Dunaway) Mosel at Orchard. She graduated from Ewing High School with the Class of 1952. She went to Wayne State College and received her teaching credentials.

On May 12, 1956, she was united in marriage to Vern Keith Bartak. They made their home south of Ewing. Jackie taught at a rural county school between Ewing and Orchard. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, working with local 4-H groups and church activities. She loved to paint, golf, read, watch all sports on TV, and attend her grandchildren's events. Keith and Jackie enjoyed traveling and bus tours.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and St. John's Christian Mothers. She was CCD teacher for more than 25 years and CCD coordinator part of that time, which included some confirmation classes, including planning retreats.

As a member of CORE (Clearwater, Orchard, Royal, Ewing) economic development group, she was instrumental in the building of the Summerland Golf Course near Ewing. Jackie served on the Deloit school board and was secretary of the Summerland Board of Directors for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her children: Ann (Kevin) Kurpgeweit of Ewing; Beth Hynes of Ewing; Matt Ewing; Peg (Bill Weed) Abels of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Barb Bartak of Ewing; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Jami (Brent) Schmidt and children, Noah and Will; Amanda (Nate) Dillon and children, Jacson and Phillip; Amber Bartak; Brooke (Nick) Bartak-Jensen; Heather Bartak; Michael Hynes; Laura (Tad) Fry, Megan Biddlecome; Alex Abels, Emily Kurpgeweit, Matthew Kurpgeweit and fiance' Alyx Siems and daughter, Wesley Grace; sister, Mona (Bill) Snyder of Elkhorn and sister-in-law, Doris "DeDe" Gibbs of Omaha.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons: Steven and Michael and sister, Patricia Jensen.


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