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August 20, 1957 - October 9, 2014

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Christopher Mejstrik, 57, of Howells died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Thurston. Funeral Mass 10:30am Monday at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells, with Reverend Leo Rigatuso as celebrant. Burial at the church cemetery. Wake Service 7:00pm Sunday, Visitation 3:00pm until 7:00pm Sunday, both at the church in Howells. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Howells Community Fund and Howells Ballroom Foundation. Christopher Lad Mejstrik was born August 20, 1957 in West Point to Walter and JoAnn (Bazata) Mejstrik. He attended District 51 kindergarten, St. John Nepomucene elementary school, and was a 1975 graduate of Howells High School. After graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration, Chris returned to Howells to work in his father’s business, eventually buying the company, Northeast Nebraska Automation. On November 17, 1979, Christopher married Dorothy Johnson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Chris was an active member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, serving on parish council; St. Francis Memorial Hospital Board; Howells Fire Department for 20 years; Howells School Board for 12 years, serving as president; currently on the Village Board; and volunteered as coach for his daughter’s softball and sons’ baseball teams. Chris had an extremely strong work ethic and greatly loved doing what he did. His favorite pastimes included playing cards and golf, and time spent with his family. Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Howells; daughter Megan (Thad) Huenemann of Lincoln; sons Jordan Mejstrik (Mikayla Faltys) of Howells and Bryan Mejstrik of Lincoln; granddaughter Scout Huenemann; father Walter Mejstrik of Howells; sister Melissa (Dennis) Thorne of Lincoln; brothers Ron (Barbara) Mejstrik of O’Neill and Patrick (Teresa) Mejstrik of Valley; and aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Chris was preceded in death by his mother JoAnn on July 25, 2012; and grandparents. Stokely Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements. Visit Chris’s living obituary at