Raymond Irvin “Irv” Cidlik was born June 10, 1942, in David City to Irvin and Georgia (Svoboda) Cidlik and passed away Oct. 23, 2020, in Lincoln, at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 13 days. Irv attended school in the Dwight area and graduated from Dwight Assumption High School with the Class of 1959.
Irv enlisted into the Navy on June 23, 1960, where he held the rank of YN3. He proudly served for two years on the VF-103 and the USS Forrestal. Irv was honorably discharged on May 21, 1962. Upon his return, Irv farmed for many years and worked as a rural mail carrier. He served as a Butler County Supervisor for 16 years and served on the East Butler School Board for eight years. Irv was employed at the Disabled American Veterans Club in Lincoln for 23 years, working as their manager and treasurer.
On Nov. 21, 1990, Irv was united in marriage to Patricia McManaman in Columbus. Irv enjoyed playing cards, listening to Polka music, going on bus trips and hitting the casinos. He loved entertaining family and friends on his deck. Irv was an avid Huskers, Chiefs and Royals fan as well as supporting all of the East Butler School activities. Irv was a member of Dwight American Legion and a lifelong member of Assumption Catholic Church in Dwight.
Irv was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Georgia Cidlik; and granddaughter, Morgan Bongers.
Survivors cherishing his memory include his wife, Pat Cidlik, Dwight; children, Sandy and Jerry Bongers, Brainard, Sue and Scott Kapperman, Lincoln, Mark and Kelly Cidlik, Dwight, Randy and Tiffany Cidlik, Omaha, and Melissa and Paul DeWitt, Dwight; step-children, Tim Zornes, Omaha, and Troy and Jenny Zornes, Lincoln; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bill and Pat Cidlik, Paw Paw, Illinois; sister, Linda and Kenny Woolsey, Rising City; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Private family services are planned at the Assumption Catholic Church in Dwight with graveside services and interment at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans Club or the Dwight American Legion. Condolences may be left for the family at www.zabkafuneralhome.com.