Dennis D. Stuchlik
Veteran
Date of Birth
September 21, 1941
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 9, 2020
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, June 13, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard & American Legion #232

*Mass will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, June 12, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Memorials

In care of the family for future designation.

Dennis D. Stuchlik, 78, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, NE.  He was born September 21, 1941 in Wahoo, NE to William and Adeline (Chvatal) Stuchlik.  Dennis attended the Catholic elementary school in Prague through the 6th grade and attended St. Wenceslaus grade school in Wahoo for 7th and 8th grades.  He then completed his high school education at Wahoo High School, where he graduated in 1960.  Following high school, Dennis joined the Army National Guard, completing his basic training at Ft. Leonardwood, MO, and served until he was honorably discharged in November of 1965.  On May 28, 1963, Dennis was united in marriage to Kathleen Swoboda.

Dennis followed his love for the land by farming his whole life with the exception of the last year.  He also started a welding/repair shop on the farm in the early eighties and then moved the business to Wahoo.  In later years, Dennis started a custom haying business.  Dennis enjoyed watching his daughter compete in horse shows for many years and the grandchildren exhibiting all their 4H projects.  He was proud of his daughter and grandchildren.  He also thought of his son-in-law as the son he never had.

In the early eighties a friend asked Dennis if he could build a pedal tractor sled for children.  He did just that and also purchased different brands of tractors for different age groups.  Starting in 1985 thru the present, he put on many kids pedal tractor pulls throughout eastern Nebraska and a few out of state.

Dennis was a member of the Wahoo Saddle Club (past president), Saunders County Ag Society (past president), lifetime member of the Saunders County Historical Society, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and American Legion #232.  He was a founding member of the International Harvester Collectors Club Chapter 12.  He participated in many tractor pulls and antique plowing contests.  Attending tractor shows was another favorite of his during the summer months.

He is survived by wife of 57 years, Kathleen Stuchlik; daughter, Denise (Ron) Hauschild of Wahoo; grandchildren, Kali Hauschild (Austin Melia) of Lincoln and John Hauschild (Ashley Else) of Ceresco; great-granddaughter, Alice Hauschild; brothers, Larry (Jacque) Stuchlik of Wahoo and Royce (Cheryl) Stuchlik of Wahoo; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mike and Sharon Robb of Scribner, NE; nieces, nephews, friends and his dog Sam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Adeline Stuchlik; infant sister, Mary Stuchlik; beloved dogs, JR and Brownie.

Condolences for Dennis D. Stuchlik
  1. Karen Miller
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    So very sad with the loss of Dennis. My sympathies and prayers go out to you all. I have so many great memories of this great man! Karen Miller

  2. Karna Dam
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    From my very first encounter with Dennis at the Saunders County Fairboard meeting, I have had a genuine appreciation and admiration for him. His heart was huge and he loved to give me a bad time. We laughed a lot over the ten years I served Saunders County. He will forever hold a very special place in my heart. May everyone who ever spent time with Dennis say a little prayer for his family. He was one of a kind.

  3. Jim Fauver
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    My sincere condolences to the Stuchlik family.

    I always admired Dennis for his mechanical
    knowledge. If something was broken, or coming
    apart, Dennis could fix it. He was an excellent
    welder too.

    Dennis did a lot for kids, especially at the
    County Fair, as I may recall.

    God Bless him in his new Heavenly Home.

  4. Roma Smith
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    My sincerest sympathy to the family. He will be missed in the community.
    Roma Smith

  5. Diane koranda
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    My condolences to the family. Sorry to hear of your loss.Prayers.From Leonard and Margo Koranda and family!!!!

  6. Pat & Jean Stewart
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Pat & I will always remember working with Dennis at the County Fair every year. We always had such a good time.

  7. Karen (Chvatal) Kometer
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    I am saddened by the passing of my cousin Dennis Stuchlik. We grew up together, went to WHS together and stayed at Fairgrounds with his help when we visited Wahoo. Our deepest sympathy to his wife Kathy and family. Also our condolences to brothers Larry and Royce and families. May he now Rest In Peace. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. Love and hugs Johny and Karen Kometer

  8. Christi Clark
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    My condolences to ther family. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

  9. Sheila Otto
    • June 11, 2020 - 1 month ago

    My thoughts prayers and condolences to Kathy, Denise, Ron, Kali and John and Family.
    I’m so saddened to here of his passing..Dennis was a great friend and a wonderful person always willing to help if you needed it, a very generous giving man.. He will be missed..

  10. Ray Otto
    • June 12, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Want to express our sympathy and prayers for the family! Dennis was a very good friend to me and did lots of repair work for me! Always appreciated all of his abilities and especially the work he did with the children!
    Ray and Jane Otto

  11. Robert and Marilyn Kelley
    • June 12, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Bob and I want to extend our deepest sympathies. Dennis was a good man and would do anything for anyone

  12. Cindy and Christopher Lewis
    • June 12, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Denise, Ron Kali and John. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tough time. Your dad and grandpa was a good man and led a good life. He will Rest In Peace. If there is anything you need call us

  13. Terry and Kathy Hass
    • June 12, 2020 - 1 month ago

    Deepest sympathy to the family. Dennis had a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed. We will treasure many wonderful memories of times spent with him.

  14. Betty Zahourek
    • June 12, 2020 - 1 month ago

    I wish to extend my sympathy to Kathy, Denise and Ron and to the extended family. You will have so many memories to cherish.

  15. David Sabatka
    • June 12, 2020 - 1 month ago

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis was a great
    guy and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  16. Cheryl Fidler
    • June 13, 2020 - 1 month ago

    My deepest sympathy to Kathy, Denise, Ron and all the Stuchlik family. RIP, Dennis. You will be missed.

  17. • June 13, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    So very sorry for the loss of Dennis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  18. Cheryl Fidler
    • June 13, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers for all the Stuchlik family. Rest in peace, Dennis, you will be missed.

  19. Paul and Cheryl Hill
    • June 13, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Dennis was always a great friend. His sense of humor was always just peaking out but ready for a story. He helped us so much on our farm and always looked out for us. We will be talking about him and missing him for a long time. Rest in pease my friend.

  20. RICK SABATKA
    • June 16, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Sorry for your loss!!! He was one of a kind.

  21. Mark Rezac
    • June 16, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My heart felt condolences to Kathy, Denise and Ron. Dennis taught me many think in the time we knew each other. We shot the bull a lot, but you always knew when he was being serious as he would pull you aside and say “this is no B.S.” ” I’m being honest with you” and finally “don’t you think so”. I valued his friendship more that I can express. He was an awesome man, and will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace!

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