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ABIE — Shawn A. Ratkovec, 36, of Abie, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, of natural causes in Rockwell City, Iowa.

A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, with a parish rosary at 7 p.m., all at the church. Burial will be Friday at Dwight Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nicole; daughters, Mackenzie Rose and Isabella June; parents, Lonnie (Marianne) Ratkovec of Abie; grandmother, Rose Bohac of Valparaiso; brother, Shane (fiancée Malorie); sisters, Kim Forney of Abie and Katie Dinkelman of Texas; and 10 nieces and nephews, Lexi Forney, Calista, Riley, Logan and Liliana Ratkovec, Savannah and Jackson, A.J., T.J. and Annie.

In lieu of flowers and plants, donations can be made at First National Bank for the benefit of Shawn's children: First National Bank, David City Branch, 397 N. Fourth St., David City, NE 68632.

Arrangements by Chermok Funeral Home of David City.

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