Dennis "Don" Svoboda

Dennis "Don" C. Svoboda, 85, of David City died Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at David Place in David City.

Funeral Mass is Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City. Visitation is Dec. 1 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Mary's with a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary. Burial is at Appleton Cemetery. Memorials: Masses, Appleton Assumption Catholic Church or Cancer Society.

Don was born on May 17, 1932 in David City, Nebraska to James J. and Rose(Samek) Svoboda. He farmed for most of his life. He was a member of Appleton Assumption Catholic Church all of his life. He was a past president of the Pork Feeders Association, Bruno School Board and Assumption Parish Council. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and past Grand Knight and District Deputy Director. He was also a lifetime member of the Fr. McGivney Service Award of Council 1717. He was also a past member of the Butler County Rural Public Power District Board.

After moving to David City, Don and MaryAnn quickly became known for their farmers market, where they would sell sweetcorn, vegetables, melons, and other various produce.

Don is survived by his wife: MaryAnn; sons: Galen(Mary) Svoboda of Pierce, Greg(Judy) Svoboda and Gary Svoboda both of Bruno; two sisters: Darlene Sloup of David City and Delores(Mark) Landholm of Columbus; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother: Don.

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