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M. Jean Pokorny

June 24, 1938 — November 11, 2020

Margaret Jean Pokorny, 82, of Bellwood, widow of Larry, died Wednesday, November, 11, 2020 at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.

Following the state COVID-19 guidelines and due to increasing COVID positive numbers, we will comply with social distancing seating and limited room capacity at the Rosary Service and Funeral Mass. When church reaches capacity seating, no entry will be allowed. Masks will be required for entry into the church.

The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed beginning at 9:55am to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChermokFuneralHome/

The family will not host a funeral lunch following the burial.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLANTS OR STATUES, Memorials can be made to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 211 Esplanade Bellwood, NE 68624, Aquinas Catholic Schools Foundation, 3420 MN Road David City, NE 68632, or in care of the family for future designation.

Margaret Jean (Birkel) Pokorny was born on June 24, 1938, to Cyril and Lucille (Reisdorff) Birkel. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1955. While working at the FSA office, Jean met her future husband, Larry. They were united in marriage on January 14, 1961. Together they brought seven children into the world. Jean was a committed farm wife who loved working outdoors and enjoyed helping Larry and the children with farm work. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and a member of the PCCW and Catholic Daughters. During the Butler County Fair Jean could be found helping wherever she was needed since Larry was a board member. She was also an avid bowler and participated in leagues with friends for several years. Jean also served as an office volunteer at Aquinas Catholic Schools. Born and raised in Butler County, Jean enjoyed traveling with her husband and their friends. Her greatest joy came from attending and supporting her children and grandchildren in all their activities.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; a young sister, Patricia(age 2); her husband, Larry; brothers-in-law: Edwin Tvrdy, Bert Pokorny, Virgil Pokorny.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Kevin (Kim, Chris, Megan) of LaVista; Brian (Christina, David, Evan) of Overland Park, KS; Alan (Renee; Craig/Tracy, Gray, Casen,) of Bennington; Andy/Ashley, Harper, Addie of Omaha; Kristin/Braeden, Benny Banzhaf of Bennington, Josh); Galen (Teresa, Allison) of Bellwood; Roger (Annie, Nathan, Michelle, Nicole) of Whiteland, IN; Diane (Jim, Jennifer, JD) Daro of Omaha; Julie (Todd, Bryce and fiancée Abby, Machaela, Colby, Liam) Puck of Bennington; brother Don (Diane) Birkel of Columbus; sisters-in-law: Monica (Edwin) Tvrdy of Valparaiso; Lenore (Bert) Pokorny of Elkhorn; and Pat (Virgil) Pokorny of Chandler, AZ
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of M. Jean Pokorny, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Peter's Catholic Church

211 Esplanade Street, Bellwood, NE 68624

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Parish Rosary

Friday, November 20, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Peter's Catholic Church

211 Esplanade Street, Bellwood, NE 68624

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Peter's Catholic Church

211 Esplanade Street, Bellwood, NE 68624

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Burial

St. Mary's & St. Peter Cemetery (Marietta)

1141 41 Road, Bellwood, NE 68624

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