Arnold Fiala, 93, of David City, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the Kearney Regional Medical Center in Kearney
Graveside Service Saturday, July 31, 2021, 11:00 A.M.
New Holy Trinity Cemetery Brainard,Nebraska
Rev. Steven Snitily, Officiating
Military Honors by Rejda Post #273 American Legion
Memorials in care of the family
Arnold (Arnie) Charles Fiala of David City, Nebraska was born December 14, 1927 to Frank and Helen (Jakub) Fiala in David City, Nebraska. He attended Rising City Public School District #37 and Brainard Public High School. Arnie was baptized, received his 1st communion and was confirmed in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard. He also served as an altar boy.
At the age of 17, Arnie took over the family farm until he was drafted into the US Army on April 7, 1952 during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany, France and England until his discharge on May 8, 1954.
Arnie returned from the service to assist with the family farm operation and in 1958 he began his 35 year career as a supervisor with Western Electric manufacturing facility in Millard, Nebraska. It was known to be the top provider of exchange cable for the Bell System. In 1993 Arnie retired from this highly ranked communication industry.
One of the highlights of Arnold’s retirement was going to farm auctions. His daily reading material consisted of reading all the upcoming auction bills. One particular farm auction he attended was for an antique tractor he was interested in. However, he ended up buying the farm where he lived the last 24 years of his life.
Arnie collected Antique tractors, toy tractors as well as peddle tractors. He had a love for polka music and dances. He and his long-time special friend Mikie attended many polka dances and he enjoyed his polka family. Arnie made many trips to Arizona where he enjoyed his vacation home. Another passion of Arnie’s was his love for dogs. He and the neighbor’s dog Bullet became best friends and were inseparable. Arnie was bilingual and could speak very fluent Czech.
Arnold was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Helen (Jakub) Fiala, brother Donald Fiala and nephew Bruce Fiala. He is survived by sister-in-law Berniece Fiala, nieces Janice (Fiala) Buoy and husband Merv of Bassett, Nebraska, Jeannie (Fiala) Fritz and husband Rick of Creighton, Nebraska and nephews Bryan Fiala of Grand Island, Nebraska and Bradley Fiala and wife Ann of Ainsworth, Nebraska and many cousins and friends.