Ted A. Micek
July 17, 1923 -- Feb. 26, 2019
Ted A. Micek, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Columbus Community Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, with a 7 p.m. vigil service at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. Burial will be in the All Saints Cemetery with military honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.
Ted A. Micek was born July 17, 1923, in Fullerton, to Alvin and Hedwig (Jarecki) Micek. He graduated from Duncan High School in 1941. Ted served in the U.S. Army/Air Force during WWII from April 1943–October 1945. He was stationed in Colorado Springs for training until he was sent overseas, where he flew in 35 missions over Europe and Germany. He was very proud to serve his country.
On Oct. 7, 1952, Ted married the love of his life, Theresa Swantek at St. Mary's – Pilsno. The couple lived and farmed west of Duncan for several years before moving north of Columbus. In 1962, they moved to a farm southeast of Fullerton, where Ted farmed until they moved to Columbus in the early 1980's. Ted worked at WalMart until retiring at the age of 75. He was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church and Hartman Post #84 American Legion. Ted was a big sports fan and enjoyed watching and talking with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids about their sporting events and all Huskers sports. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and almost any sporting event.
Ted and Theresa were married for 65 years and enjoyed family, friends, bingo, playing cards, traveling and being together. He truly loved his family and was a devoted husband, a great father, grandpa, great-grandpa, great-great-grandpa and true friend to many.
He is survived by son, John Micek of Omaha, son, Ted (Cathy) Micek of Sarben (Paxton), daughter, Linda Anderson of Madison, son, Gary Micek of Omaha; son-in-law, James Beck of Clarks; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Alvin Micek of Bonham, Texas, brother, Bob (Maxine) Micek of Omaha, sister, Virginia Iwan of Columbus, sister, Mary Nickolite of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Hedwig Micek; wife, Theresa Micek; daughter, Diane Beck; son, Jimmy Micek; brothers, Lou, Larry and Rudy Micek; sister, Helen Marie Micek.
Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.