Gerald A. Krejci
June 17, 1938-September 21, 2019
Gerald A. Krejci, 81, of Seward, formerly of Schuyler, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at his residence in Seward.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler, with the Rev. Sarah Gengler officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, and will continue one hour before service at the church on Friday. Military honors and committal will be at the Schuyler Cemetery. Lunch will follow in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
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Gerald A. Krejci was born June 17, 1938, in Schuyler, to Jerry and Elsie (Johannes) Krejci. He graduated from Schuyler High School in 1956. On Nov. 12, 1959, Gerald was united in marriage to Alma Shuster at the First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler. He served his country for two years in the United States Navy as a communications specialist in Guam, and in the reserves. Gerald was a farmer and Alma operated a beauty shop out of their home northeast of Schuyler. He also sold seed beans and raised purebred Duroc hogs on his farm. Gerald served on the board of education for Schuyler High School, Memorial Hospital Foundation, Paul Harris Fellow for Rotary International, Board of Directors for Schuyler State and Pinnacle Bank in Schuyler. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler where he also served as an elder.
Gerald is survived by his son, Gary (Alisa Trout-Schurr) Krejci of Jenks, Oklahoma; daughter, Karen (Todd) Thege of Seward; grandchildren and spouses: Kayla and Erin Thege, Tyler (Kayelon) Schurr, Miranda (Bryan) Weitzenkamp; 3 great-grandchildren: Coralee, Olive and Forest Schurr; sisters-in-law, Arlene Svoboda of Oregon, and Shirley Langhorst of Howells; brother-in-law, Frank J. Vrba of Seward.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry (Elsie) Krejci; wife, Alma (Aug. 5, 2019); sister, Ann Marie Vrba; parents-in-law, Leonard and Marie Shuster; great-granddaughter, Opal Grace Schurr; sisters-in-law and spouses: DeLores (Lee) Horky, Elaine (Ed) Koliha, Opal (Steve) Navrkal, Nadine (Clifford) Hunteman; brothers-in-law, Jim Svoboda and Norbert Langhorst; and infant nephew Dale Koliha.