Wednesday, June 4, 2014 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
In Care of the Family
Defaine “Dee” M. Zvolanek, 84 of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. She was born March 14, 1930 in Ashland to David and Violet (Owens) Root. On April 24, 1974, Dee was married to Bill Zvolanek. Dee made many people happy with her cooking when she ran the Depot Café and the Silver Spoon in Ashland. Her family will always remember her time working at Johnny’s Steakhouse in Ashland because that is where she met her husband Bill. She also ran the kitchen at the Sportsman Club of Nebraska for several years.
Dee’s family will always remember her as the best candy maker and as a great cook. She loved cooking for her family and she loved her trips to the casinos.
She is survived by husband of over 40 years, Bill Zvolanek; children, Keith E. Stewart of Lincoln, Cheryl Hauschild of Ashland, and Reginia Schneider of Waverly; step-daughter, Cherri Setlak of Plattsmouth; 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, David and Violet Root; 9 siblings; son, Richard Stewart.
Pastor John Ewton will be officiating.