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Arthur Paul Pivik


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Arthur Paul Pivik

Arthur Paul Pivik, 79, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Pivik died following a brief illness. 

He was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Rock Springs, the son of Joseph Pivik and Dorothy Frances Taucher Pivik. 

Pivik attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1955 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. 

Piivk worked for Teton Lumber Company in Wilson following graduation. He then entered the United States Army Oct. 10, 1955, at the Old Custom's Building in Denver. He served for three years and entered the United States Army Reserve for one year in Jackson Hole. Pivik was honorably discharged Feb. 9, 1962, as a sergeant. Following his service to the army, he went back to work at Teton Lumber Company while in the Army Reserve. He moved back to Rock Springs and went to work for Cyril Rahonce and Company in 1960, then he went to work for Stauffer Chemical in 1962 and retired in 1989.  After retiring, he was self-employed for another 10 years. 

He married Nancy Lee Lesko Sept. 8, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 2014.

His interests included hunting, fishing, helping people and he always enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and children. Pivik's hunting camp was fondly named "Grass Creek Hunting Camp."  He also kept an impeccable yard due to all his hard work. 

Survivors include his two sons, DeWayne and Debbie Pivik of Rock Springs and Edward Pivik of Houston; one daughter, DeAnna Hunter and husband Randy of Rock Springs; one sister, Dorothea Butler and companion Dan Blevins of Rock Springs; his sister-in-law, Frances Lesko; his grandchildren Branden Cheese, Erik Pivik, Kody Pivik and wife Katie; several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, several brothers and sisters. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Rock Springs. Interment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 6 p.m., Friday at the church. 

Friends may call at the church Friday from 4 p.m. until time of rosary and on Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. 

The family of Arthur Paul Pivik respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Red Desert Humane Society or the charity of your choice.

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