George E. Kreycik

October 7, 1920 - February 3, 2012
George E. Kreycik

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George Edward Kreycik, 91, of Hendersonville, passed away on February 3, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family while in the care of Four Seasons Hospice.

He was born and raised on the family cattle ranch in Wood Lake, NE. He enlisted in the USMC during WWII. During his enlistment, he met and married Evelyn (Pasieta) Kreycik of suburban Chicago. They remained in the Chicago area and raised their family before retiring to Hendersonville in 1998.

He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Masonic Order. He was an avid golfer, hunter, fisherman and horseman.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Evelyn; daughter Judith Vangelis of Hendersonville; son Thomas Kreycik of Hollywood, FL; granddaughter Stephanie Maze of Pisgah Forest; grandson Steven Vangelis of Brevard; great-granddaughter Rebekah Maze of Pisgah Forest; sister Ruth Prendergast of Denver, CO; and brother Robert Kreycik of Loveland, CO.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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  • February 08, 2012
    linda heintz says:
    Evelyn, So sorry to hear about Ed and wish you the best during this difficult time. I rarely look at the Hendersonville paper, but for some reason I did today. I have such great memories of the times we spent together, mostly on the golf course, and loved to hear Ed's tales of growing up. Your 67 years together was a remarkable achievement. God Bless! Love, Linda

  • February 08, 2012
    Mary Ann says:
    Edd although I never called you "Uncle" you were the best uncle a girl could have. What will we do without you! You will be in my heart forever. My thoughts are with my Aunt and Godmother Eve, cousins Judy and Tom. Second cousins Stephanie and Steve and Third cousin Rebehak

  • February 10, 2012
    Grace and Bruce Winnick says:
    Dear Eve, Judy and Tom, Uncle Ed was a warm and wonderful person. We have so many fond memories of him, and the times we shared together as a family. He will not be forgotten. Our condolences to you all at this sad time. Bruce and Grace Winnick, & Family

  • April 10, 2012
    Nancy Hanks Lyle says:
    I am sorry for the loss of your Dad, Judy. I have thought of you often over the years and laugh out loud at the fond memories we created together. Your Mom and Dad were very blessed to have such a long life together. I am sure you are taking good care of her in his absence. Feel free to write to me if you like. I would be happy to share stories with you about our lives after 1964. Blessings on you and your family. Nancy

  • June 02, 2012
    Nancy Hanks Lyle says:
    Forgot to leave my address; Also on facebook on Nancy Hanks Lyle. Blessings, Nancy