Joseph Steven Pavicic, 80 of Fargo, died Saturday, May 8, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

Joseph was born on February 23, 1930 in Gary, Indiana to Kathryn (Falkovic) and Joseph Pavicic.  Joe attended schools in Gary, IN, graduating from Emerson High School in 1948.  He attended Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN on basketball and baseball scholarships and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics.  He married Delores Voll of Fargo, ND in 1951.

Joe was employed by Scheels, Inc. for 27 years and retired from the organization as vice president of marketing and communications in 1999.  Prior to Scheels, Joe was employed by Provident Life Insurance Company and later by The Forum as a salesman in the display advertising department.

Joe is survived by his wife, Delores; sons, Mark (Carol) Pavicic of Fargo, Steven (Norma) Pavicic of Memphis, TN; daughters, Joanne (Jon) Hardinger of Mason City, IA, Barbara (Tim) Schmitt of Eagan, MN; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Mark and his sister, Kathryn.

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  1. Chapel Hill NCDee, you are in our prayers. I remember Joe as a kind man who always took an interest in Marsha and I. God bless, Frank(ie)

  2. Fargo North Dakota
    Was sorry to see Joe had passed away. Really enjoyed getting to know him when he was at Scheels, and I worked at The Forum. Cordell Schott

  3. Lake Oswego ORI was so saddened to hear of the passing of my Mom’s (Barbara Falkovich, sister of Kathryn) nephew, who growing up we always called our ‘Uncle Joe’ since he and Mom were childhood friends, growing up together, and the same age– even though he was technically her nephew.

    I have wonderful childhood memories of a family trip to Fargo, drinking goats milk, eating whole wheat pancakes and just having so much fun.

    Joe will be missed by all of our family members. He was a fine, kind man.

    Cathy Mohr Cutrera

  4. Northville MichiganDear Dee and Family. I am sorry that I could not be with you during this difficult time. The Falkovic(h) Family and the Pavicic Family has been so intertwined since the late 30’s the separation as been in name only. Some of those years are filled with laughter and some of those years are filled with tears but still family. Joey will not be forgotten and I send my deepest sympathy to you and to the family. With love, Sharon

  5. Tucson AZ
    Dee Pavicic,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of loss. We pray that Christ’s comfort, your faith, and God’s promises will strengthen you at this time.
    Love Lisa Miller and Family

  6. Tucson AZ
    Treasured memories of our youth will remain etched on my heart forever. Go with God.
    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Fathers house are many rooms if it were not so, I would’ve told you. I’m going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come back and take you to be with me, that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3
    Love Aunt Barb

  7. Bowman ND
    Dear Dee and family,
    I just learned this evening of cousin Joe’s passing and want you to know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I was in Oklahoma visiting our son and his wife and just returned home Tues. night. Had I known sooner, I would definitely have been there to attend the funeral. I had so hoped that we could get together in Bismarck one day and discuss our homeland, Croatia. I will call one day soon but in the meantime, please accept my sincere condolences along with those of my brother, Frank. God’s peace which passes all understanding be with you all at this difficult time.
    Marsha (Falkovic) Beylund

  8. Monticello MN
    Our friend, loved one, Brother in the Lord, truly a humble man, will be missed by many but will be seen again in glory by many as well. My thoughts and prayers to his immediate family most of which I know personally. Very Sincerely,


  9. Elk River Minnesota
    We send our deepest sympathy. Bill knew Joe from being in the assembly in Wahpeton and I met him in 1981 when I married Bill. Joe was a lovely thoughtful man. We are very sorry for your loss.
    Joy Dowzak

  10. Valley City ND
    I will always remember Joe with fondness as one of my favorite bosses when I worked with him at Scheels Advertising. I was sad to hear of his passing but I know he had a strong relationship with the Lord. Dee – you are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Sandy & Scott Hansen

  11. Bogota, Colombia, South America Death is never easy for those of us who remain, no matter what the age. Our hope, consolation, and even joy is that Joe is resting in the presence of his Lord Jesus and will awake on the day of the resurrection!

    “I would not have you be ignorant brethren concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.” (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).

    I cannot join the family at this time but send my heart-felt condolences with prayers and blessings for you all.

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