Funeral services for Sharon “Susie” Jancik will be Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM at the Methodist Church in Hay Springs, NE, with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.
Graveside services will follow at the Hay Springs Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary in Hay Springs.
A memorial has been established for Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary, PO Box 443, Hay Springs, Nebraska 69347.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Sharon “Susie” Rose Jancik was born to Helga Ingeborg (Ikey) Jensen and Clarence Robert Stiehl on March 14, 1937, in Hay Springs, Nebraska. She graduated high school in 1955, attended UNL for one semester. and taught one year at a country school in Beaver Valley.
She married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Albert “Pete” Jancik, in 1957 and moved out to the family ranch north of Hay Springs. She loved helping Pine Tree (Pete) at their sawmill.
Pete and Sharon had four children together: Traci (married to Bart Spracklen) Bates, Mike (married to Tricia Martin) Jancik, Clay (married to Kim Slavik) Jancik, and Brandi (married to Brock) Musgrave.
Sharon loved having family around as much as possible. She hosted many large get-togethers for brandings, Sunday meals, or any other occasions that would arise. She was a 4-H leader and teacher for many years being sure to include her kids and grandkids in the program.
Well-known by all, Sharon was very sociable, had tons of friends and loved going to social events. Sharon was a BPOE Doe and a member of the Eastern Star.
It was common to see her driving around town with her sidekick and best friend, Tudy Lintt. They were inseparable: they co-owned a cleaning and painting business and bowled together on a league.
In her later years she could still be seen cruising the town or going to Prairie Winds with her good friends Wanda Maloney and Charlene Luneburg. She loved going to Sackers, scratching lottery tickets and having a pop.
Sharon was very crafty. She excelled at needlework, gardening, cooking, canning and sewing clothing for her kids and grandkids. Most evenings you would find her sitting at her computer reading emails and playing computer games. She was a loving grandmother/great grandmother who enjoyed sharing these gifts with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her older brother Dr. Gary Stiehl (married to Jane Burrows) and her sister-in-law Laura Scherbarth.
Grandkids include Nathan Bates (married to Johanne Letendre), Megan Gilmore, Amanda Fanning (married to Carl Fanning), Andrea Lorraine (married to Joe Lorraine), Brandon Jancik (married to Melissa Alworth), James Taylor, Boone Jancik (married to Shalisa Whitman), Cydney Jancik, Wesley Jancik (married to Ashley Parks), Tim Jancik (married to Stephany Esparza), Andy Jancik, Chase Musgrave.
Great grandkids include Jonas, Lauren, and Ryan (children of Nathan Bates); Jailyn and Ember (children of Brandon Jancik); Aubrey, Skyler and Dakota (children of Boone Jancik); Aubrey, Andrew and Caleb (children of Amanda Fanning); EmMarie (children of Andrea Lorraine).
Chamberlain Drabbles Mortuary of Hay Springs, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.