ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Jon Pawlik, of North Branch, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Mora. He was 64 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Cambridge.
VISITATION will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, September 11, 2020 and again 1 hour prior to the service ALL at Christ Lutheran Church in Cambridge.
MEMORIALS Jon was charitable to all mankind and God’s creatures. In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, we ask to donate to your favorite organization that embodies all that he stood for.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are strongly encouraged at the services for Jon. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone. Online condolences can be made for those who cannot attend. Thank you for understanding during this difficult time.
Jon Roger Pawlik was born on November 18, 1955 to Beverly Jane (Schultz) and Gerald Pawlik in Saint Paul, MN and died on September 8, 2020 in Mora, MN at the age of 64.
Jon was baptized at the Holy Trinity English Evangelical Lutheran Church on January 22, 1956 entering into the Kingdom of God and so began his life as a devout Christian. Jon was the middle sibling between his older brother David and younger sister, Jane Ann. He grew up with a fascination of how things worked and believed he could fix anything. He loved to work with his hands which translated into his love of mechanics, machinery and woodworking which shaped his life, career and home.
In 1979, Jon married Debra Kay Robotnik and they moved to North Branch and for the next 21 years they built a beautiful life and family with four children: Jennifer Lee, Benjamin Jon, Jesse Michael and Nicholas Scott. Jon was a wonderful and proud father and in 2008 felt the joy of being a grandfather.
Jon had an unshakeable faith in his Lord Jesus Christ and when a local WELS synod was formed in Cambridge, he joined the building committee and was an integral part of the Christ Lutheran Evangelical Church as the President, Secretary and Outreach committee. Jon was a lifelong musician applying his talents in the church, as a young bluegrass band member with his brother, playing with his daughter for the military troops or for friends or family just to share his love of music. Jon was a simple and humble man who found the value in all things and despite stating otherwise was a very sentimental man who found the beauty and purpose in all of God’s creations.
Jon was preceded in death by his father Gerald Pawlik, his mother Beverly (Schultz) and sister Jane Ann Jeffers.
He is survived by his brother Dave (Nancy) Pawlik of Cottage Grove; children Jennifer (Alex) Murphy of Cambridge, Benjamin (Allison) of Brooklyn Park, Jesse (Karissa) of Rush City, and Nicholas of North Branch; and three grandchildren Abbeylee, Oswin and Henning Pawlik; many other relatives and friends.
Jon was charitable to all mankind and God’s creatures. In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, we ask to donate to your favorite organization that embodies all that he stood for.