Dominic S. “Dick” Zywiec, 79, of Central City, died on Sunday, August 4, 2013, at Long Term Care in Central City. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 8th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City with Msgr. Nelson Newman officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday, August 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Interment is in the Central City Cemetery. Solt Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com
Dick was born on August 3, 1934, near Duncan to Joseph and Pauline (Mostek) Zywiec. He grew up and received his education in the Duncan and Genoa communities. As a young man, Dick went to live with his older sister and her husband, Walter and Frances Beck, and worked for them on their farm near Clarks. On September 26, 1957, Dick was united in marriage to Mariann Landers. From 1954 through 1964, Dick farmed in the Cedar Valley in Nance County. The family moved to Central City in 1964, and Dick continued to farm until retiring several years ago.
Dick was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Order of the Fraternity of Eagles.
He is survived by his children, Mike (Jonita) Zywiec and Rick (Candy) Zywiec all of Central City; and Chris Wendt of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Frances Beck of Grand Island, Mary Ann Dufek of Columbus, and Theresa Henry of Iowa; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Mariann, on August 27, 2003; his daughter, Lisa Hansen on April 16, 2002; his parents; four brothers, Frank, Louie, Leo and Johnny Zywiec; and three sisters, Dorothy Fendrichs, Cecilia Szelag, and Stella Kawolski.