Jean M. Svoboda
Date of Birth
February 12, 1933
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
September 27, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Private Family Service
Thursday, October 1, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


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


In care of the family for future designations.
Cards can be mailed to: 1245 Hruby Lane, Wahoo, NE 68066

Jean M. Svoboda, 87 of Wahoo, NE entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln.  She was born February 12, 1933 in Wahoo, NE to Joseph and Frances (Vybiral) Havelka.  She graduated from Wahoo High School in 1950.

On October 25, 1955, Jean was united in marriage to Daniel J. Svoboda.  Four children were born from this union, Karen, Kris, Kim and Dave.  They made their home on the family farm near Weston.

Jean was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and former member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities, baking, canning, meeting friends for coffee and Runza after Mass (RAM).  She was dedicated to Saunders County Health Service as a Registered Nurse and was one of the founding member of the Auxiliary.

Jean is survived by her children, Karen Svoboda of Lincoln, Kris Walla of Lincoln, Kim (Doug) Reeves of Wahoo, Dave Svoboda (Jody Griffin) of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Havelka; husband, Dan Svoboda; son-in-law, Rick Walla; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Lois Havelka.

Condolences for Jean M. Svoboda
  1. Robin (Nelson) Tast
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I’m sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was a good friend and co-worker to my mom, Lynda Nelson. I’m sorry for your loss and while this is a difficult time, remember she is in Jesus’ loving arms and at peace.

  2. Kathy Minicz
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Karen Kris Kim David and family So sorry for your loss of a wonderful mom and grandma . Prays to all of you.

  3. Anonymous
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Deepest Sympathy from Ron and I

  4. Carol Hauschild
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My Deepest Sympathy to the family. I worked with Jean at the hospital for several years. Jean will be missed by all. Prayers to her family.

  5. Twylla Crosby
    • September 30, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My deepest sympathies to Jean’s family. May your fondest memories of her comfort you.

  6. Shirley Kasson (Vybiral)
    • September 30, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    We were cousins and spent a lot of time together on the farm.
    She was a good nurse and took care of me when I was in the hospital. She will be missed.

  7. Sheri & Ron Ruff
    • September 30, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Ron and I wish you much peace and comfort to you, Kris and to your precious family. Prayers and blessings during this difficult time. Thinking of you so often. ❤️

  8. Gary & Karen Voorhees
    • September 30, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    We know how hard it is when you lose a parent/grandparent/friend. Jean was a lovely lady who raised great kids. I know she will be missed.

  9. Julie Slechta
    • October 1, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Karen and family, Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May she rest in peace.

  10. • October 1, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Nancy has been keeping me posted. I’m sorry to hear that Jean had passed. I always enjoyed our lunches when I came to visit. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Diane Janecek Dzuirlik

  11. Anonymous
    • October 1, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Barbara and Ervin Opp

  12. Jane Woita Mlinar
    • October 1, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Karen, Kris, Kim, and Dave,
    Sending prayers and our sympathy to the entire Svoboda family. May your mom rest in peace. Amen

  13. • October 2, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Jean was an exemplary RN. As tough as they come. My condolences to her loved ones. Jean Tvrdy

  14. Judy and Allan Pearson
    • October 3, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Kim and family, we were saddened to learn of your mom’s death. She was a kind and fun coworker for many years. Our sympathy, Judy and Allan Pearson

  15. Connie Blum
    • October 3, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    I was honored to have sung in the choir for her funeral.

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