Eugene (Gene) Adrian Svoboda 83 of Deweese, NE passed away Monday February 6th at the Sutton Community Home. Visitation will be Sunday, February 12, 2023 from 1:00-4:00p.m. with the Rosary to follow at 4:00p.m. Mass will be Monday, February 13, 2023, 10:00a.m., all will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, Deweese, Nebraska with Father Jamie Hottovy officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence, Nebraska. A Memorial has been established to be designated at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Merten-Butler Mortuary’s website. To view the service go to Gene’s obituary and click the play button toward the bottom of the page. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Gene was born March 29, 1939 and was the last survivor of 8 children born to Joe E. and Sophia (Kotinek) Svoboda. Gene was born at the home place known as the 7S Bar Ranch, he graduated from Lawrence High School in 1957. On July 31 1962 he married Marilyn Schutte of Lawrence.
Gene farmed and ranched on the home place his entire life, he was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, he also was a member of the Lawrence Fire Department for 38 years and was a Rural Board Member for 26 years.
Gene enjoyed fishing, hunting, driving the feed truck and his passion was running the swather along with enjoying time on the deck with family and friends, he always enjoyed his home brewed whiskey along with a good story.
Left to cherish are his wife Marilyn of 60 years and his 3 boys – Joe E (Donna) of Deweese; Arnie (Teri Pond) of Deweese and Dan (Darcy) of Kearney.
8 Grandchildren: Melissa (Brandon) Scheidemann; Stacy (Chris) Ladwig; Chance (Steph) Svoboda; Garret (Kayla) Svoboda; Chase (Kaitlyn) Svoboda; Rylee Svoboda; McKenna Svoboda and Boone Svoboda.
12 Great Grandchildren: Tyson, Landon, Emma Scheidemann; Braden, Briggs , Brynlee Ladwig; Leah, Hays Svoboda; Colt, Skylar, Jade Svoboda; Baby Svoboda due in April, parents are Chase & Kaitlyn.
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A Memorial Has Been Established To Be Designated At A Later Date.