Don Hajek, Schuyler, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, April 22, 2016 10:30 A.M.
St. Mary's Catholic Church-Schuyler
Reverend Jerry Gonderinger, Celebrant
Visitation Thursday 4-7 P.M. 7P.M. Rosary-Knights and Parish
Friday 8:30-10:00 A.M.--all at Kracl Funeral Chapel
Memorials to Senior Center, VFW or Schuyler Cemetery
Committal with Military Honors-Schuyler Cemetery
Lunch at St. Mary's Social Center
Donald B. Hajek was born July 31, 1934, in Linwood, Nebraska to Vaclav and Stazie (Vidlak) Hajek. He attended school in the Linwood and Abie area. Don was a proud member of the United States Army and has been a member of the Schuyler Honor Guard for many years. On February 11, 1956, Don and Arlene Holtkamp were married at St. Bonaventure's Catholic Church in Columbus. They lived in Schuyler where Don was the last private Pepsi Distributor. He and Arlene owned and operated JAD vending for many years and later built and operated JAD Car Wash. Don was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Schuyler VFW, served two terms on the Schuyler City Council and was an Honorary member of the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Department.
Don is survived by his wife, Arlene of Schuyler, son Jerry(Elizabeth) Hajek of Omaha and grandson James Hajek of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jimmy Hajek(1968) and two brothers, Edward and Milo Hajek