Dorothy Mejstrik, 57, of Howells, died Monday, October 17, 2016 at her home in Howells. Funeral Mass will be Friday, October 21 at 10:00am at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells. Burial will be at St. John Nepomucene Cemetery with lunch following at the Howells ballroom. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm with a Wake Service at 7:00pm all at church. Memorials may be made to the Howells Community Fund Endowment, Howells Community Catholic Schools or St. Francis Hospice.
Dorothy Elizabeth Mejstrik was born on January 14, 1959 to Dennis and Cecilia (Gentrup) Johnson in West Point. She received her education at District 81 country school in rural West Point, Sacred Heart, Guardian Angels, and graduated from West Point Central Catholic in 1977. Dorothy went on to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated from the Lincoln School of Commerce in 1979. On November 17, 1979, Dorothy married Christopher Mejstrik at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. The couple made their home in Howells and were blessed with three children: Megan, Jordan, and Bryan. Dorothy worked as a licensed Customer Service Representative for Howells Insurance Agency. Following the retirement of Walter Mejstrik, she took over the bookkeeping duties at Northeast Nebraska Automation.
Dorothy was an active member in many organizations, holding office in the Community Club, Howells Public Library Foundation, and Howells Community Fund. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church where she was an EMHC, Altar Society member, and served on the Parish Council. She was an avid reader and loved her book club. Dorothy could be found walking with 'granddog' Remy and especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Scout.
Survivors include children, Megan (Thad) Huenemann of Lincoln, Jordan (Mikayla) Mejstrik of Howells, and Bryan Mejstrik of Howells; granddaughter, Scout Huenemann; sisters, Barb Johnson of Cudahy, WI, and Julie Cole of Lincoln; brothers, Art (Linda) Johnson of Enterprise, AL, Ed Johnson of Vancouver, Canada, Ken (Robin) Johnson of Spring Branch, TX, and Norbert Johnson of Omaha; father-in-law, Walter Mejstrik of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chris, in 2014; sister, Kathleen Johnson, FSPA; and mother-in-law, JoAnn Mejstrik.
Visit Dorothy's "Living Obituary" at http://www.forevermissed.com/christopher-mejstrik/