7/31/2007 12:53:00 PM
NORFOLK - Memorial services for Ronald "Ron" Patocka, 64, of Norfolk will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation will be at the church 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary at 6:30 p.m.
He died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at his home. Howser-Fillmer Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Joseph Patocka was born March 20, 1943, in David City to Mamie (Fiedler) and Otto Patocka.
He graduated from St. Mary's High School in David City. He served in the National Guard in the early 1960s.
In 1967, he married Donna Bayer.
On March 7, 1987, he married Delores Uttecht Moore in Norfolk.
In 1980, he purchased the Lazy L Cafeteria, later changing the name to the Ranch Cafe. He enjoyed his business
of 27 years, especially the customers who were there daily or at least on a regular basis. On July 21, he closed the
Ranch Cafe doors for the last time to begin his retirement.
At home he enjoyed his computer, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren, extended family and special friends.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; daughter, Hayley and Tony Jelinek of Kearney; son, Russell and Michelle of
Phoenix, Ariz.; three stepchildren, Deb Givler of Phoenix, Dan and Nancy Moore of Norfolk and Diane Moore of
Omaha; and eight grandchildren, Ehan and Bodhi Jelinek, Lola Patocka, Jerric and Justin Givler, Ashlea Moore
and her fiance, Jason Smith, and Brittany and Jaden Moore.
He is also survived by five brothers, Duane of Pennsylvania, Lloyd and Linda of Columbus, Ricky of Lincoln,
Paul and Deb of Columbus, Danny of Omaha, and two sisters, Connie and Larry Gaskill of Lincoln and Karen Hoffman
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Janice, brother Gary and stepson-in-law Chris Givler.
Father Walter Nolte will be the celebrant.
St. Mary's Catholic Church is located at 2400 Madison Ave.
Kids Names and Ages:
Hayley (Jelinek) age 36, Married to Tony
Russell age 33, Married to Michelle
Deb (Moore) Givler, age 42
(Cris Givler) Deceased
Dan Moore age 41, married to Nancy
Diane Moore age 38
Grandkids Names and Ages:
Ehan Jelinek age 9
Bodhi Jelinek age 5
Lola Jean Patocka age 2months
Ashlea Moore age 19
Brittany Moore age 17
Jaden Moore age 8
Jerric Givler age 12
Justin Givler age 10
Fishing and Wood Working
THE RANCH CAFÉ, Norfolk, NE
Favorite St. Mary's Memories:
All the good times we had in school and after school
What I have been doing since High School:
Went in service after graduation.
Hughes Bros, Seward, NE.
Douglas and Lomason, Columbus, NE
Holiday Station Stores Col, Kearney and Norfolk, NE
Norfolk Transmission TSC
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