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1938 J. 2020

J. Clarice "Dee" Bartek

January 22, 1938 — May 11, 2020

The Services will be Live Streamed Friday, May 15, at 12 Noon

at the following site:

Dee was born in Omaha to Clarence and Evelyn Elliott.

She attended Central High School and the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and became a dietician.

Dee was married to her loving husband, Jack Bartek, for 60 years, and together they raised a family of six children.

Dee and her family were longtime parishioners of Holy Family Church, and later in life of St.

John’s Jesuit Parish. Rooted in her strong Catholic faith, Dee was an unabashed progressive

and feminist, a champion of peace and social justice, and believed in taking care of those in

the community who were marginalized or just needed a helping hand.

A gregarious gourmet cook, Dee loved to entertain for family and friends, and was quite often the life of the party. Provocative, passionate and strong willed, Dee was a force of

nature, but always with good intent. She taught her children and grandchildren to take care of others, work hard, and stand up for things you believe in.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing, and playing cards, golf and tennis, activities she shared with anyone who wanted to learn. She was a master gardener who planted flowers and hundreds of trees at their farm in Springfield and their lake home in Minnesota.

She was an accomplished Bridge player and a fiercely competitive Gin Rummy player.

Dee was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe, who died at age 11, and with whom she is finally reunited, her sister Marilyn Hynes and her brother Don Elliott.

She will be dearly missed by her husband Jack, their sons John (Mary), Dan (Aaron Carnell),

and Tom (Deanna), and daughters Maggie (Marty McCaslin) and Cece (Glenn Miller), sister, Cathy McAndrews Rupprecht, as well as eleven adoring grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katherine, Madeline, John, Joe, Clarice, Margaret, Evelyn, Mary Rose, Josephine and Gabriel. Her spirit and legacy will be carried on by her family and friends.

A Private Funeral and burial will be held for immediate family.

A Celebration of Dee’s Life will be scheduled later, when it is safe

to gather and reminisce in numbers commensurate to her very

large life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Holy

Family Door Ministry.

The Services will be Live Streamed Friday, May 15, at 12 Noon

at the following site:

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of J. Clarice "Dee" Bartek, please visit our flower store.

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