Don Horacek, 92, of Brainard, died Monday, November 28, 2022, at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, December 2, 2022 10:00 a.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Brainard. Rev. Brian Connor, Celebrant
Visitation Friday 9:00 a.m. with a 9:30 a.m. Rosary all at the church
Committal Friday, 1:00 p.m. Prague National Cemetery, Prague.
Lunch at the Klein Center immediately following mass
Memorials to the family for future designation
Donald L. Horacek was born July 19, 1930 on the family farm to Joseph and Anna (Svoboda) Horacek. Don graduated from Brainard High School. He was a lifelong farmer in the Brainard area. Don was united in marriage to Helen (Novak) Sedlacek on December 27, 1986 at the Presbyterian Church in Prague. The couple then lived on the family farm near Brainard. Don was a very accomplished musician playing Tuba for many years all over eastern Nebraska and even traveling out of state on occasion. He played for many of the area bands over the years including Math Sladky and Adolph Nemec, and many many others. In 2000 Don was inducted in the Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame. He also was inducted in the Iowa Polka Hall of Fame. Don was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Brainard.
He is survived by a daughter Kelly (Todd) Luth of Little Rock, Arkansas, son Rusty (Pam) Sedlacek of Lincoln, four grandchildren, Cameron (Whitney) Luth of Little Rock, Arkansas, Courtney (Jon-Mark) Holden of Louisville, Texas, Jamie (Nate) Sedlacek-Smith of Gretna, Jessika Sedlacek of Lincoln, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Sister Sally Hotovy of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen in 2020, sisters Alice Styskal, Adeline Spicka, Rose Keelan, Loretta Svoboda, brothers Ray and Leonard Horacek.