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Stephen G. Nemec, 68

Stephen “Stevie” George Nemec, age 68, of Fairfax, formerly of Silver Lake, died Saturday, May 11, 2013.

He was born Jan. 15, 1945, in Glencoe, the son of George and Irene (Stibal) Nemec.

Stevie graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1963.

He was formerly the owner of Quality Mason & Concrete of Glencoe Inc.

Stevie loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, elk, turkey, pheasant and deer hunting; and especially his dog, “Coco.”

He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe.

Stevie also belonged to The Silver Lake American Legion, many horseshoe clubs, Hutchinson men’s bowling leagues, and was the past president and a former sportsman’s club member.

He is survived by his mother, Irene Nemec of Silver Lake; fiancée Pam Wendlandt and her son, Mark and his special friend Amanda; a son, Brian Nemec of Silver Lake and friend Shelly Humlicek and her son, Mitchell Johnson; a daughter, Ann Janning of Mayer and her special friend, Dennis Welter; grandchildren Kayla, Brianna and Leah Nemec, Taylor and Nathan Janning, and Alexis Wendlandt; aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.

Stevie was preceded in death by his father, George W. Nemec Nov. 28, 2003; his grandparents; aunts; uncles; and by Pam’s son, Brad.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Glencoe with Father Tony Stubeda as the celebrant.Interment with military rites followed at the Catholic cemetery in Glencoe.

Visitation was Monday, May 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a prayer service at 5 p.m.

Honorary casket bearers were the Silver Lake American Legion, Dan Willnitz, Jerry Zaske, Roy Miscka, Beaver Wanous, Phil Novak, George Lhotka, Jerry Rannow, and Duke Fahey.

Casket bearers were Jim Ford, Jerry Tewes, Brian Winterfeldt, Chris Blazinski, Gary Dietel, and Don Merkins.

The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.mareshfuneralhome.com.