Edward George "Ed" Havlik Jr.
A veteran of the Korean War and an early computer specialist, Edward George "Ed" Havlik, Jr., 85, of Oshkosh, WI, died October 2, 2016 after a long illness, according to his wife of 64 years, Dorothy (née Miller). He was born April 2, 1931 in Cicero, IL, growing up in Berwyn. He graduated from Morton (East) High School where he also met his future wife. During Korea, the Army posted Havlik to its base in Panama to run payroll and other computer processes via early "punch card" systems. It was then he discovered his lifelong love of sailing, pursuing it many summers in Oshkosh and at his winter home in Sarasota, FL. He later graduated from DePaul University while working full-time. His business career included data processing at Shell Oil Inc; Signode Strapping, Chicago, IL; TeePak, Inc. of Danville, IL, and Uarco, Inc., Barrington, IL where he rose to product manager and salesman. Havlik became an independent contractor in 1979, later forming a partnership with Russ Jaderholm, Paper Systems, Inc. He retired in 1995. Havlik was preceded in death by a brother, Howard, (Marilyn) Havlik. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Keith (Debbie), Paul (Karen), and Steve (Kris), two daughters, Cynthia Havlik and Denise Jacob (Ralph), ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lenore Brooks. Memorial 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at St. Petronille Catholic Church, 420 Glenwood Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL. In lieu of flowers, please send to St. Jude the Apostle Church, 1025 West 5th Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54902, indicating in memory of Edward G. Havlik, Jr.
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