Leonard R. Havranek

Leonard R. Havranek

Leonard Havranek, 80, of David City, died Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.


Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 26, 2024,  10:00 A.M.

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Abie   Rev. William Holubek, Celebrant

Visitation Thursday 5-7 with 7 P.M. Rosary-Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City

Visitation Friday one hour prior to the Mass, at the church

Committal in the church cemetery, lunch immediately following at the church

Memorials in care of the family for future designation

Leonard was born July 20, 1943, in O'Neill, Nebraska to James and Mary (Jirak) Havranek.  He attended area schools and graduated from O'Neill High School.  On May 11, 1974, he married Marie Hegr at St. Leonard's Catholic Church in Madison.  They lived in Abie, where they ran a bar, and moved to David City.  He was the leader of the Leonard Havranek Trio. Leonard had served in the United States Navy as a radar man.  He belonged the American Legion in Prague.

Leonard is survived by his daughter, Charlene Steager and son James (Maricel) Havranek, two brothers, Francis (Marty) Havranek of Fremont and Don Havranek  of O'Neill and five grandchildren, Lukas and Ella Havranek, Janelle and Jacob Gustamante and Melissa Silva.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Marie in 2013.