Raymond A. Stranik, 79 years, of Linwood, NE died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Fremont Area Medical Center in Fremont, NE.
He was born June 10, 1934 in Prague, NE to Louis and Emma (Placek) Stranik
He grew up in the Morse Bluff, NE area and graduated from North Bend High School. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy from February 17, 1955 to October 28, 1958. He farmed at Linwood for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a pilot since the 1970’s. He also was a Ham Amateur Radio operator.
Raymond married Rosie F. Kucera on February 26, 1974 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Cedar Hill.
He was a member and sang in the choir at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Cedar Hill near Morse Bluff, NE. He was also a member of American Legion Post #340 of Morse Bluff, the AMVETS Post #20 and VFW Post #8223 at North Bend, NE. Ray was a life member of the NRA. He was a member of the David City Community Heritage Club, current Commander of the American Legion/VFW Military Honors Team. He was a 75 year member of the ZCBJ and member of WFLA Lodge. He was also the treasurer of the Bohemia Township.
Survivors include: wife, Rosie; sister, Mabel E. Morse of Morse Bluff; and nephews, Robert L. Stranik & Gregory A. Morse both of Morse Bluff; Mike and wife Nicky Heisler of Elkhorn.
He was preceded in death by: parents; sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Joe Fencl; brother, Louis J. Stranik and an infant brother.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Cedar Hill. Father Jeremy Hazuka will officiate. Visitation will be 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday with a vigil service at 7:00 PM at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery near Morse Bluff with Military Honors conducted by VFW Post #8223, AMVETS Post #20 of North Bend and American Legion Post #340 of Morse Bluff.
Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cedar Hill Cemetery or the Morse Bluff/North Bend Veterans Memorial Park.