Timothy Lee Pavel
January 12, 1966 – November 19, 2020
Born January 12, 1966 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Dorothy (Palmer) Pavel and Leland Pavel. His sisters include Kari Sue (Pavel) Amen and Nick, and Tonya Ranae (Pavel) Allen and Kevin Jr. Married Cheryl Friel Pavel on November 9, 1990. From this union was born Ryan Timothy, Jordan Ashley, and stepsons Kevin Daniel Loos and Aaron David Loos. Includes his special “Pumpkin” (grand daughter) Fenix LeeAnn Pavel. Tim was a 1984 graduate of Crete High School, where he participated in band, football and basketball. Tim especially enjoyed his high school years playing Legion baseball for the Hallam Legion Post 294 in the summer. Tim occasionally assisted his Dad with searching for evidence for local Law Enforcement agencies and enjoyed recreational treasure hunting.
Tim began his career working for the Ancom Business Filing Systems, then took a job with the State of Nebraska working in the loading/receiving dock at the State Office Building. He later took a job with the Nebraska Department of Corrections, working as a corrections officer, eventually being promoted to a Corporal for the Protective Services Bargaining Unit, Nebraska Association of Public Employees Local #61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (NAPE/AFSCME). Tim was a member of the Nebraska State Employees Union and served the State of Nebraska from 1988-2010.
Tim loved his family, and enjoyed taking them on family vacations, especially to Florida. He adored his kids and grandkids, serving as a youth baseball coach for their youth teams. He was a long time KC Royals and 49ers fan, and was an avid Husker fan. Tim enjoyed time with his friends during weekly Poker Nights. Tim peacefully passed November 19, 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 54, surrounded by his family.
Tim is preceded in death by his grandparents Mae and Butch (Virgil) Kennedy, Joe and Sadie Pavel.
Tim is survived by his wife Cheryl; children Ryan (Meg), Jordan (Jon), Kevin, Aaron (Keelie); grandchildren Fenix, Johnathon, Railyn, Maliah, and Saibri; Parents Leland and Dorothy; sisters Kari (Nick) and Tonya (Kevin); and nephew Alex.
Visitation with Family
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Timothy Lee Pavel
Glenn & Peggy Shorney
November 24, 2020
Our sympathy to all of the Family upon reading of Tim's passing.
Retired NDOR and worked with Tim's father Lee for many years.
Again, our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Glenn & Peggy Shorney
November 23, 2020
So sorry for all you're having to go through. May God's unending love carry you through this difficult time.