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Dennis L. Dostal

November 4, 1937 — November 13, 2020

Dennis L. Dostal, 83, of Howells passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha.

Memorials can be directed towards Tabor Cemetery, Howells American Legion Albin Folda Post #155, or Curing Cancer with Clubs.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Howells, Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Visitation with no family present will be Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. with a vigil service held at 7 p.m. all at the church. Masks are strongly encouraged for the vigil service and the Mass, and families will be seated by their households. Burial, with military honors by American Legion Albin Folda Post #155, will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery at Tabor. Svoboda Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dennis Louis Dostal was born on November 4, 1937 on the Dostal family homestead just south of Tabor to Louis A. and Anna K. (Uhlik) Dostal. He received his early education from the rural Colfax County Country School and graduated from Howells High School in 1955. Dennis enlisted in the United States Army on November 28, 1961 and was honorably discharged on November 21, 1963. On September 7, 1965 Dennis married Helen Humlicek at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Abie, the couple made their home on the farm southeast of Howells. In addition to farming Dennis worked at Petricek Hardware, Wagner Well, The Howells Ballroom, and Behlen Manufacturing.

Dennis and Helen were active members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Tabor until the churches closing. He was very active in the Howells American Legion and had proudly served as a member for over 50 years. Dennis loved working on the family farm, watching and feeding the wildlife, and attending and supporting his grandchildren in their many activities. He loved reading books to expand his knowledge on different subjects, he loved reading western books, listening to AM Radio and to Monogram Money. Dennis also enjoyed learning about his Czech heritage, which he was very proud of.

Dennis is survived by his daughters: Sharon (Mrs. Jeff) Wordekemper of Indianola, NE and Donna (Mrs. Jay) Salzman of Lincoln, NE; son: Steven (Denise) Dostal of Howells; grandchildren: Robert, Alex, and Matthew Salzman; Miranda Wordekemper; and Kylie and Mason Dostal; Sister-in-law Bernadine Humlicek of Norfolk, NE; brother-in-law Eddie Jr. (Margaret) Humlicek of Linwood, NE and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen in 2008, two grandchildren Shelby Lynn and Austin Tyler Wordekemper; sister Agnes (Rudy) Buresh; Sister-in-Law Ann (Jerry) Voboril and nephew Edward Voboril; brother-in-law Adolph Humlicek.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with No Family Present

Thursday, November 19, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church

323 South 2nd Street, Howells, NE 68641

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Vigil Service

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church

323 South 2nd Street, Howells, NE 68641

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, November 20, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church

323 South 2nd Street, Howells, NE 68641

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Burial

Friday, November 20, 2020

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

St. Mary's - Tabor

, Howells, NE 68641

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