April 28, 2015


CHARVAT OBIT PHOTOEdward Dominik Charvat, age 94 of Lincoln, born on March 30, 1921 died on April 26, 2015. Ed was son to Valerie K. (Vojta) Charvat and Edward James Charvat. He was always a hard worker and during the Depression helped his family by selling ice, while still a young boy. After graduating High School at Tilden Technical High School, Chicago, Illinois he went on to join the Navy during WWII. He was first stationed in Oklahoma and then was stationed on the USS Henderson traveling to Pearl Harbor just days after it was bombed. He often talked about this experience and it resonated throughout his life. After returning to the mainland after the war, Ed went on to work his way across the U.S. to the West coast, first owning a gas station in Colorado and later by 1950 as a Fire Fighter in Palo Alto, CA.

He moved back to Chicago after nine years in California. He met the love of his life at the Algonquin Ballroom in Illinois and married six months later, on April 27, 1957. In the 1950s Ed was a Mechanical Engineer with General Motors in Chicago and then later became employed with the Chicago Burlington Railroad. They began their family and then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1963. Ed lived the rest of his life in Lincoln and continued to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad in several positions with the last as Federal Inspector. He retired from the Burlington after 28 years and enjoyed time with his wife, traveling and building several houses together.

Ed is survived by his daughters, Audrey Charvat Drew (Gary), Donna Haiden (Mark), and Renee Charvat; five grandchildren, Erica White (Gary), Dawson & Raimey Drew, Leah & Rachel Haiden; two great grandchildren, Jasmyn & Addisyn White.

He is preceded in death by his wife Marie on October 27, 2013.

Funeral Service on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Father Thomas Maclean officiating; 11:15 Graveside Committal with Military Honors at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel and Cemetery, 3600 O St, Lincoln, NE.  Visitation 9:30 – 10:30 am with the family at the Funeral Home, no viewing.


  1. I cared for Ed through tabitha a few years back when Marie was still here. I loved them both dearly and will never forget all the stories Ed told me. His visit was one I always looked forward to. I popped in and saw him occasionally at Clark jeary and he was still his spunky self. He will be missed so much!

  2. to Renee and family my deepest sympathy


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