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Marlene J Svasek

February 16, 1934 — January 4, 2022

Marlene J Svasek passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Emerald Rehab and Nursing in Columbus.


Memorials can be directed to Schuyler Senior Center or Family Wishes.

Marlene was born on February 16, 1934 at Creston, NE. Her parents were William and Leona (Engelbart) Hobza. She graduated from 8th grade at St. Francis grade school in Humphrey and was a Clarkson High School graduate in 1952.
She married Milford J. “Smiley” Svasek on August 9, 1956 at St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Clarkson. Six children were born to this union.
Marlene worked as a nurse’s aid at the Schuyler Hospital before joining Colfax County as a dispatcher, where she worked for over 17 years until her retirement in 2004.
As her children were growing up, she acted as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Troop Leader. She enjoyed listening and dancing to Polka Music and Country Music, especially, Alan Jackson. She liked working crossword puzzles, collecting cardinal bird mementos and watching the cardinals outside her windows at home. She enjoyed sewing, making many clothes for her children, growing a large vegetable garden and did lots of canning. She was a big fan of NASCAR races with Dale Earnhardt being her favorite. She loved taking care of all her dogs and cats throughout the years. She liked to play Bingo, pickle cards and take casino trips and especially looked forward to the holiday gatherings with her family.

Marlene is survived by her children: LeAnn(Jan)Korth of Lincoln, ReJean(Jerry)Lutjens of Columbus, Janine(Jeff)Novak of Lincoln, James (Zona)Svasek of Columbus, Ronald(Debra)Svasek of Lincoln and Daniel(Angela)Svasek of Papillion, sister: Doris Hubert of Ewing, 16 Grandchildren, 29 Great-grandchildren, 2 Great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2012, great-grandson, Landon Nadrchal, two sisters: Judy Desmond and Donna Hobza, special Uncle, Irvington Engelbart.
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Family Greeting Friends

Saturday, January 8, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Svoboda Funeral Home - South Chapel

905 A Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Svoboda Funeral Home - South Chapel

905 A Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Burial

Schuyler Cemetery

, Schuyler, NE 68661

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St. Augustine's Social hall

604 Chicago Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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