July 4, 2014

Richard E. Prasek

Prasek, Richard obit photo 2RICHARD E. PRASEK, age 83, of Lincoln, died Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Southlake Village Care Center.  Richard was born in Crete, NE on Nov. 22, 1930 the son of Frank and Adella (Svejkovsky) Prasek.  He grew up and attended schools in Crete; later receiving his Degree in Education from Doane College of Crete.

Richard served his country in the National Guard  and the U.S. Army (1947-1955); receiving the Sharp Shooter Medal – Rifle Range and the Good Conduct Medal.  In 1958 he began his fifty year marriage to Loretta Neel, they began their married life in Beatrice and Lincoln, and raised three children.  Richard pursued his career as High School Teacher at Oxford and Plattsmouth High Schools, and as Principal at Swanton Public School.  Later his employment included Martin Luther Home, Beatrice State Home, General United Insurance Company (Richard was a 75 year member of Western Insurance Fraternal Lodge #426), Lincoln General Hospital, and he retired from the University of Nebraska.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents; wife Loretta in 2008; and brother Lou Prasek.

Survivors include sons, Rick (Shelley) Prasek of Denton and Loren (Colleen) Prasek of Lincoln; daughter, Lori (Michael) Gilbert of Salt Lake City; eight grandchildren:  Sean, Michella, Loren, Michael, Britney, Alvin, Mary and Joseph; nine great grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.

Funeral Services for Richard will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home in Lincoln, NE  at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  Pastor George Robie will be officiating.  Visitation is being held on Monday, July 7,  from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. to receive visitors.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to Horizon Hospice of Lincoln and Doane College of Crete.  May his memory be forever blessed.



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