1929 — 2015
Memorial Services for Margy Bartak age 86 of Neligh, NE were 10:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2015 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Neligh, with Pastor Janet Davis, Officiating.
Music was provided by Mike Schwery. Honorary Pallbearers were Rex Weikel, John Olson, Charles Bartak, Keith Palmer, Bob Eggerling, and Robert Tucker.
Burial was at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, rural Clearwater, NE. Visitation was 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, December 11, 2015 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, NE.
Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Margy Anne Bartak was born on October 24, 1929 to Elmer and Ida (Matson) Swanson at Elgin, NE. She attended Elgin High School and graduated with the Class of 1947. She worked at the Plantation Nursing Home. April, 1949 she married Merland Clark at her parents home. They made their home West of Elgin in Park Center area.
To this marriage they had three children, Gary, Lynette, and Dan. Margy was known for her her beautiful vegetable garden.
She went to work at Neligh Nursing Home in Neligh.
After a few years she decided to move to Neligh and then she attend Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk and where she received her LPN degree on August 17,1981.
After graduating she worked at the Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. On July 1,1989 she was united in marriage to Charles “Bud” Bartak. They made their home in Neligh, where she worked at the Hospital and retiring in May, 1992. Margy continued her love of gardening along with her new found hobby of golfing, which she introduced to Bud and they enjoyed golfing together for many years at the Neligh Country Club. Her other loves in life were fishing, spending time with family and friend.
Margy was a talented quilter and she made a beautiful quilt for everyone in her family that we will always remember her by.
She belonged to the Women’s fellowship at Park Church and member of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children: Gary (Jane) Clark of Amherst, NE, Lynette (Robert) Tucker of Salt Lake City, UT, and Dan Clark of Kearney, NE. Step children: Judy (Bob) Eggerling of Neligh, Beverly (Rex) Weikel of Sloan, IA, Cathy (Keith) Palmer of Ewing, Charles P (Rita) Bartak of Ewing, and Christine (John) Olson of Bartlett. Grandchildren: Keisha (Tim) Mauler, Amber Grubber, Sean Clark, Tara (Thomas) Mitchell, Kendra (Caleb) Garner, and Simon Tucker. Step grandchildren: Kevin Eggerling, Kara (Joe) Frisbie, Jill (David) Adams, Cathy Weikel, Jean (Randall) Myers, Bryan (Bonnie) Palmer, Sara (Mike) Mahony, Alison (AJ) Kluthe, Luke (Mandy) Palmer, Jay (Jaci) Palmer, Autumn (Todd) Jensen, CJ Bartak, and Tanner Olson. 24 great grandchildren. Sister: Norma Peters of Elgin, NE. Brother, Wayne (Gloria) Swanson of Ogallala, NE.
Preceded in death by her parents and husband Bud. Sister, Millie Smith; Brother, Wesley in infancy. Step son, Allan Bartak and step grandson, Brent Weikel.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com