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September 02, 2020 - 00:00
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Lavine Schultz Stancek, age 101, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 24 in Columbus.

She was born Mar. 18, 1919 to Willie Schultz and Emiliea (Plagens) Schultz in Alleyton. On January 18, 1939 she married John Jerry Stancek.

Lavine worked as a waitress at Columbus Cafe and a store clerk at Dick’s Welding. She also worked at Mr. B’s and at a local grocery store and was employed into her 80s. Lavine learned to drive using a Columbus school bus which her father drove. He would let all the kids off and then she could practice driving. Lavine was an avid deer hunter.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Lavine is survived by her son Jerry Stancek and wife Sandy of San Antonio; grandchildren Kiska Workman and husband Brad, Jonathan Stancek and wife Elizabeth, James Stancek and wife Emily; great grandchildren Kayleigh Workman, Madison Workman, Guinevere Stancek and Merrit Stancek; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Stancek; parents Willie and Emiliea Schultz; sister Lillie Hoffman; half-sisters Sophie Jurick and Annie Ede; brother Labe Schultz.

Visitation was Saturday, Aug. 29 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. at Henneke Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Kethan officiating.

Burial took place in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Stancek, James Stancek and Brad Workman.

Memorials may be given to PUPS of Cat Spring, 1884 Bostik Rd., Cat Spring, TX 78933.

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