Raymond Havlovic, 78, of David City, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at CHI St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday April 22, 2019 10:30 A.M.
St. Mary's Catholic Church, David City Rev. Jay Buhman, Celebrant
Visitation Monday 9-10:30 with 10 A.M.Rosary Service
Visitation and Rosary at the church prior to Mass
Committal in St. Mary's Cemetery with Military Honors
Lunch at City Auditorium following committal
Memorials in care of the family for future designation
Raymond was born September 27, 1940, in Brainard, Nebraska to Joseph V. and Edith (Rerucha) Havlovic. He attended Brainard Schools and graduated from Brainard High School. On April 30, 1966, he married Orletha Kozisek at St. Francis, Center. They farmed near Brainard and moved to David City in 1959. Raymond worked for David City Coop for over 40 years. He served in the United States Army, was a member of the Brainard American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Raymond loved serving his church and people. He would call Bingo and could often be found working around the church. Orletha said his hobby was work.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Orletha of David City, two sons; Michael (Jana) Havlovic of Sioux Falls, Tim (Carole Stratmann) Havlovic of West Point, three sisters; Catherine (Chuck) Lavicky, Dwight, Marie (Larry) Mielak of Columbus and Sister Ernestine of Omaha, seven brothers; James (Elaine) of Stacyville, Iowa, Martin of Wisconsin, Bernard (Maureen), Minnesota, Edwin of New Jersey, George (Mary) of El Paso, Leonard (Joann) of Kansas and Brother Edward of Wisconsin. He is also survived by two grandchildren; Ashley Skidmore and Elijah Havlovic and three great-grandchildren; Aurora, Valentine and Elodie Skidmore. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Sara Havlovic and three brothers; Ernest, Joseph and Jerome.