Milo R. Vanis

Milo R. Vanis

Milo R. Vanis, 79, of David City, died Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.


Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, April 13, 2023, 10:00 A.M.

St. Francis Catholic Church, Center   Rev. Adam Sughroue, Celebrant

Visitation Wednesday 5-7 P.M. with 7 P.M. Rosary

Visitation, Rosary and Mass all at St. Francis Catholic Church, Center

3071 P Road David City, Nebraska 68632

Committal with Military Honors and Fire Department Honors in church cemetery

Lunch following at the David City Municipal Auditorium

Memorials to the David City Volunteer Fire Department

or St. Francis Catholic Church


Milo was born May 10, 1943, in Seward, Nebraska to Louis and Mary (Sercl) Vanis.  He attended area schools and graduated from David City High School in 1961. On June 20, 1964 he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves and served for six years.  May 8, 1965, he married Judy Cermak at St. Mary's Catholic Church in David City.  They were married for 57 years and called each other "Butch".  They lived and farmed north of Rising City, moving to Garrison in 1967.  Besides farming, Milo also had worked for Hilger Construction and Insulation and Coop Oil.  Milo was very active in the community and had served on the Church Board, the Board of Directors of Coop, School Board #80 and was recently honored for 50 years with the David City Volunteer Fire Department.  He had two morning coffee groups, one in David City and the other in Bellwood. He and Judy loved to travel with Don and Mary Lou and he collected and refurbished scales.  His greatest love was time spent with family and attending all activities of his grandchildren.

Milo is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy Vanis, four daughters; Denise (Keith) Marvin and Deb Ossian, of David City, Julie (Terry) Kriz of Brainard, Kristy (Matt) Pohl of David City, sister Mary Lou Hilger of David City, 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and two more blessings on the way.  He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Ted and Marie Cermak, an infant brother, three infant grandchildren, brother-in-law Don Hilger, in-laws Duane and Donna Cermak and Polly and Emil Tesina.