Patrick J. Bystrek
August 21, 1965 – March 24, 2019
Preceded in death by father, Charles Bystrek; brother, David Bystrek; and nephew, Mark Bystrek. Survived by wife, Ida, sons John “Jack” and Thomas “Tab” Bystrek; stepdaughters, Maycee and Kenzie Carroll; mother, Rita Bystrek; sisters, Anne Page and Barbara Bailey (Scott); brother, Daniel Bystrek (Luz); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Patrick graduated from Creighton Prep High School, attended University of Kansas, and graduated from University of Omaha, and managed EDM, the family business, for 31 years.
Pat enjoyed spending time with “the love of his life,” Ida; his boys, Jack and Tab; his stepdaughters, Maycee and Kenzie; and his mom, Rita. They spent countless hours playing cards and table games, watching sports, listening to music, and having a good time. Pat loved to make others laugh and his humorous personality will be forever cherished.
Patrick loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing at the lake and took pleasure in simple things, like grilling out for his family and relaxing poolside. He also loved coaching his sons’ sports and being on the sidelines to cheer them on.
Pat’s sense of caregiving was evident in his everyday life. He always put others before himself and made sure everyone was taken care of. He ran the family business, made a point to personally connect with others, and reached out to people in need. Pat’s contagious spirit will live on forever in our hearts.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 28th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, March 29th at 11am, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep or Ad Gentes Ministries.