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Richard Moravec


Richard Moravec

July 7, 1925 -- April 10, 2018

Richard E. Moravec,92 of David City, passed away April 10, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln.

All services are at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ulysses. Visitation is being held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 15, followed by a 6 p.m. rosary. Funeral mass is being held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, with viewing from 9-10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Aquinas Catholic Schools, Immaculate Conception Church or Dwight American Legion. 

Richard was born on July 7, 1925, at home near Ulysses to James and Carrie (Rerucha) Moravec. He married Maryann Svoboda on May 7, 1947, at Assumption Church in Appleton.

He graduated salutatorian from Ulysses High School in 1942 and then attended the Lincoln School of Business. He was proud to have been a bus boy at the Cornhusker Hotel. He was part of the “Greatest Generation” and served as a signalman in the U.S. Navy. Richard was a life-long Butler County farmer and cattle feeder. He loved promoting Nebraska beef, dancing to the best tuba player, watching Nebraska football, and listening to the best auctioneers around. This was his family legacy.

Survivors include his children Allen (Diane) Moravec, David City; Julie (Keith) Wasem, Aurora; Luann (Dave) Zastrow, Lincoln; Russell (Diane) Moravec, David City; Mark (Judy) Moravec, Grand Island; Ann Marie (Brian) Bosshamer, Amherst; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; his sister, Arlene (Bernard) Kastl, sisters-in-law Henrietta (Fred) Benesch; Anita Svoboda, and Jill Woodward.

Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife Maryann; grandson Jonathan Moravec; great-grandson Brody Moravec.

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