Marilyn A. Kasik

Marilyn A. Kasik

Marilyn Kasik, 86, of Richland, died Saturday, March 20, 2021,

at the Genoa Care Center in Genoa.


The Mass will be live streamed on Kracl Funeral Chapel Facebook


Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 27, 2021

Please wear masks and practice necessary social distancing

10:30 A.M. St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, Columubus, Nebraska

Rev. Joe Miksch, Celebrant

Visitation Friday 3:30-5:30 with 5:30 P.M. Vigil  Service at the church

Visitation Saturday 9:30-10:30 A.M.

Committal at Wilson Cemetery 2 P.M.

Marilyn Kasik was born on April 30th, 1934 to Adella (Hamsa) and Lad Belina.  She graduated from Howells High school and Midland Teaching College.  She was a teacher for 7 1/2 years in Country schools near Howells. On April 12th, 1958, she married Lawrence Kasik and to this union ten children were born.

Marilyn was well known for her delicious food and bakery, her sewing talents and in teaching others.  Along with raising her children, she was a 4-H leader and County Fair Judge for many years, belonged to Extension and Quilting clubs and had a catering business for twenty years.  During her catering years she catered food for many weddings, anniversaries and birthday celebrations.  She sewed hundreds of quilts over the years, all were given as gifts or donated to homeless and domestic violence shelters.  The gifts she gave her children and grandchildren were her unbelievable work ethic, her faith and determination in never giving up and her continued yearning to always learn new things and then share what she learned with others.  Her passions were her family, hunting for and buying the perfect material for her sewing projects and collecting and reading cookbooks to find new recipes that she could try.  Marilyn was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leigh and for decades was a member of the church’s quilting club.

Survivors include: Lawrence her husband of 62 years, her children; Janis Kasik of Schuyler, NE and her children Jill Spale & Chelsea Kasik, Bonnie (William) McPhillips of Columbus, NE and their children Justin & Levi McPhillips, Julie Spellerberg of Blair, NE and her children, Joey, Johnny & Jenna Spellerberg, Mary (Mark) Walker of Bennington, NE and their children Jake & Abby Walker, Mark (Louise) Kasik of Columbus, NE and their children, Kristi Murchie, Eric, Jeremy, Luke, Joel & Nathan Kasik, Glenn (Teresa) Kasik of Sargent Bluffs, IA and their children Ashley Labenz, Josie & Jessie Kasik, John Kasik of Richland, NE and his children, Allison Almazan, Michael & Lauren Kasik, Steve Kasik of Uehling, NE and his children, Katie & Tony Kasik, Tom Kasik of Richland, NE, Joe (Heather) Kasik of Leigh NE and their children, Hannah, Alissa, Kyle, Ava & Mariah, also 27 great-grandchildren with 3 to be born in 2021.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Adella & Lad Belina, her in-laws Catherine & Emil Kasik, her brothers; Marvin, Alden, Delvin Belina and stillborn brother Lodie, great-grandson Leo Murchie.

The family is requesting no flowers.  Marilyn’s wishes for memorials are:  Make A Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Simon House in Columbus, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leigh or St. Isidores Church in Columbus.

The family also wants to thank Columbus Community Hospital and Genoa Medical Facilities for their excellent care.   A special thank you to Marilyn’s care providers:  Judy Schademann, Linda Fertig, Lisa Westerbuhr, Mary Greenwood  and Becky Lippestreu.   They were her angels here on earth.