Dorothy M. Pesek

Dorothy M. Pesek

May 24, 1938 – September 7, 2019

Dorothy Mae (Okrina) Pesek was born on May 24, 1938 to Rudy and Lucille Okrina in Ravenna, Nebraska. She was educated in Ravenna and went on to complete her LPN nurse’s training at Lincoln General Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska. In January 1957, she married the love of her life, Larry Stephen Pesek. The couple moved to Omaha and raised two sons who went on to give Dorothy and Larry three grandchildren.

Dorothy was a remarkably kind, generous and talented woman. She tackled many artistic mediums including: oil painting, illustration, wood carving, bronze casting, cake decorating, stained glass window creation and calligraphy. She had beautiful handwriting. Dorothy was a beacon of love and light and her smile lit up the room. She had the rare gift of making everyone feel immediately welcome. When you sat at Dorothy’s table, you were family and you ate very well. Her kolaches were legendary.

Dorothy was preceded in death by both parents and her husband, Larry Stephen. She is survived by her brother, Loren (Helen) Okrina: children: Gregory Kevin (Betsy) and Geoffrey Blaine, grandchildren: Rachael, Taylor and Cameron.

Her boundless love and beautiful smile with be missed.

MEMORIAL SERVICE to be announced at a later date.





  • Raylyn Ramsgard Posted September 12, 2019 5:50 pm

    Dorothy will be so missed. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. Sending love and comfort to her family.

  • Audrey Annable Franklin Posted September 12, 2019 10:27 pm

    I knew Dorothy since we were both about 4 and remained her friend through high school. I will miss her.

  • Pat Meierhenry Posted September 13, 2019 10:02 am

    Dot was in my nursing class; I often wondered what happened to her.. She dropped out after her marriage; we could not be married & continue in nurses training.

  • Annette Sonnier Olsen Posted September 13, 2019 10:34 am

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy’s passing! While she is undoubtedly thrilled to be with Uncle Steve again, she will be missed here. Geoff, Greg, and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With love,

  • Tachele Limley Posted September 13, 2019 6:19 pm

    Dorothy…….was a beautiful woman inside and out!!!

    My heart is heavy as we never got that girls luncheon.

    The words your family shared could not describe you any better! You are a beautiful soul and have Touched my heart deeply.

    Your smile and giant heart made an everlasting impression and memory!

    Rest now sweet friend and I will see you again. Fly high with angels, as that is where you belong!

    All my love to your family and friends as there will be a huge hole in the heart s of so many!!!

    Tachele and Joel

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