George F. "Jirka" Strnad, 90
George was reunited with his beloved daughter Susie; parents John and Marie; sister Ann; and his loyal dogs Duke and Rags.
George gave to his family a lifetime of wisdom, guidance and memories to be cherished for generations to come. He was married to the love of his life, Wilma Jean “Jeannie” for 68 years. To this union, were born Mary Ann (Mick) and Susie. George was always a strong man, devoted to his family, and has and will always continue to keep a watchful eye on his grandchildren, Cheryl “Sherrie Berry” Buda (Tony), Dan Leutzinger, and Amber Caniglia. George will continue his legacy through his six great-grandchildren Kris, Vincent, Jacob, Andrew, Nathan, and Grace all of which had the opportunity to know their great grandfather which is truly amazing. George also cherished his sister Marie “Dolly” Divoky and Dolly’s husband Gerald, who George considered his brother, and he dearly loved the Divoky boys David, Michael, Steven, & John.
Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to George’s many dear friends, especially Gary Troutman and Mike Grossman and his friends and neighbors for 40+ years Glenn & Hilda and Charolette. We would also like to thank Kathy and Stephanie from AseraCare Hospice.
George was president of “Grandpa’s Garage” and enjoyed flea markets, estate sales, and setting up his tables in Walnut, Iowa on Father’s Day weekend and loved to drum and dance to polka music. He was very proud of his Czech heritage. He was very good at collecting and selling antiques and was sought out by many for his honest opinion on their treasures and he made many wonderful friends along the way. George was the foundation of our family as well as a cornerstone member of the South Omaha Sokols. He also was a fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and we will carry on the tradition of ringing his old cowbell at the front door and yelling “Touchdown!”
Kolaches and coffee will be served after services.
In lieu of flowers, we would like to ask for perennial plants that can be placed in our yards to enjoy for years to come.
Private graveside service.