Jerry F. Ostransky
Date of Birth
May 14, 1954
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 26, 2020
Yutan, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, July 31, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m. (Family & Extended Family Only)
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise North Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
**Face masks are required

Visitation Directions

Thursday, July 30, 2020 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Family Not Present)
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In care of the family for Jerry’s grandchildren’s college funds.

*Due to COVID-19 only family and extended family will be in attendance at the service and the visitation will be open to the public.  Everyone is invited to the Ostransky farm, 1120 Co. Rd. 16, Wahoo, NE to watch the live stream of the funeral and for a gathering to follow.  The service and visitation will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Jerry F. Ostransky, 66, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 26, 2020 in rural Yutan, NE.  He was born May 14, 1954 in Wahoo, NE to Frank and Florence (Kahlandt) Ostransky.  Jerry graduated from Elkhorn High School.  On November 12, 1977, Jerry was united in marriage to Judy Gottschalck at Christ the King Church in Omaha, NE.  Following high school, Jerry started farming with his dad and he continued to farm the rest of his life.

Jerry served on the board of directors for the Gretna Coop.  He enjoyed playing softball, horseshoes, tractor pulls, polka music, visiting the Lake of the Ozarks and spending time with his kids and grandkids.  Jerry loved to farm and he loved his family.  He had a one of a kind laugh and he was always willing to help a friend or anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Ostransky; children, Jeremy (Tricia) Ostransky of Wahoo, Janelle “Sis” (Phil Peterson) Ostransky of Gretna and Jerod (Marcia) Ostransky of Elkhorn; grandchildren, Drew, Bryce, Noah and Sofia Ostransky; mother, Florence Ostransky of Gretna; siblings, Rita Wall of Arkansas, Linda (Bill) Dudley of Gretna and Richard (Brenda) Ostransky of Gretna; many other family members and friends; dogs, Bubba and Samy.

He was preceded in death by father, Frank Ostransky; parents-in-law, Carl and Bernice Gottschalck; special friend, Patricia Tuel.

Condolences for Jerry F. Ostransky
  1. Jim Gregory
    • July 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Jerry was a friend to all ! Two way starter on the class of 72 state championship football team . Great friend , father and grandfather . Never met a man that that knew him and didn’t like him . You will be missed Jerry

  2. Chatt Kathy
    • July 28, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Judy & family— Prayers to your family. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing Steve & Kathy Chatt & family.

  3. Jayne Coleman
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My sincere condolences to the family. Jerry was such a special guy. I will never forget his laugh. He was always happy and smiling and always telling stories about the farm and his kids and grandkids. It was an honor to know him and help him at the Elkhorn Clinic for many years. Prayers for his wonderful family to stay strong.

  4. Cody Haynes
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    This world has lost a bright light and heaven has gained a new angel. St Nick is probably now looking for a new job as Jerry might be taking over that role up there ;). He will be greatly missed. I can’t wait to see him again sometime.

  5. Loren Katt
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Jerry was a dear friend, customer and Board of Directors member. Never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He will be missed. Judy and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Melanie Perez
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Truly an amazing man who will be missed dearly! A one of a kind guy who would do anything for anyone. Thank you Jerry for all the laughs, the lessons, and help. It’s been an absolute blessing to have you in my life. My love and prayers go out to all of your loved ones.

  7. Anne McBride-Jonas
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    The McBride family extends our deepest sympathy to you all for the loss of Jerry. Fond memories of years gone past with all Ostransky’s and McBride’s. Prayers for all and may Jerry be farming those fields above. God Bless.

  8. • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Jennifer and I are saddened to learn about Jerry’s passing. He along with Jeremy and Jerod farmed 200 acres north of our home. He listened to my dumb questions about farming and always had a big smile talking about his family. Encroaching development a few years ago swallowed up the ground and we lost touch. We will keep him in our thoughts always.

  9. Anne McBride-Jonas
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    The McBride family extends our deepest sympathy to the Ostransky families. We have such fond memories of years back. May Jerry be farming the fields above us. God Bless.

  10. Izabela Otto
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My condolences to all your family.

  11. Marty Koster
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Sorry to hear and prayers out to the family. Those that knew Jerry will never forget him

  12. • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    The McBride family extends our deepest sympathy to the Ostransky families. We have such fond memories of years back. May Jerry be farming the fields above us. God Bless.

  13. Roma Smith
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My sincerest sympathy to the family.

  14. Ginny Bresette
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss, a good man gone to soon. Deepest sympathies to all his family from the Bresette Family

  15. Dyno Don Brudny
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. I played softball with Big Dog for years. He was a great player and teammate. Even better was his sense of humor. He was one of a kind.

  16. The Kava family
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Jerry was a great man.

  17. Dawn Brandenburg
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    We were sadden to hear of Jerry’s passing. When he came into Casey’s he always had a smile and kind words. Jerry will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry’s Family and Friends. RIP Jerry from your Friends, Dawn, Makayla, Trina, Sheena. Casey’s will not be the same without you.

    Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven

  18. • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Condolence to the family. Hearing his laugh just made you feel better. He was such a great guy willing to help his kids whenever and wherever. I remember him driving out to Kearney just to help play in a slow pitch softball tournament. The time spent after talking and laughing I still remember.

  19. Barb Hatch
    • July 29, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers go out for the whole family. May God grant you peace and fond memories in the days to come.

  20. Robert Green
    • July 29, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Prayers to the family. Such horrible loss.

  21. Dan and Renee Pickerel
    • July 29, 2020 - 1 week ago

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry. He was a fun loving guy with a big heart, smile and laugh. Our prayers and thoughts to all of you during this time.

  22. Paula and Mike Steffan
    • July 30, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

  23. Jerry Frerichs
    • July 30, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Judy, Jeremy, Janelle and Jared, you have the Frerichs’ deepest sympathy! My heart aches thinking about the void in your lives created by the sudden and tragic loss of your wonderful husband and father. As your teacher and coach it was a privilege to be a part of your lives and to experience the joy you’re Dad got from watching you learn and compete. Bar-none, Jerry was the best parent ever!

  24. Pam Peterson
    • July 30, 2020 - 1 week ago

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Judy and the kids, and all the Ostransky Family! Haven’t seen him in quite a while but can still hear his laugh and have great memories!

  25. Amy Walker
    • July 30, 2020 - 1 week ago

    You will be missed, Jerry! You were one of the greatest people out there! Praying for you all!

  26. • July 30, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Oh Judy, I am so sorry!! My heart breaks for you and your family!!! I will keep you all in my prayers!

  27. Steve and Jan (Gillespie) Bode
    • July 31, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Judy and family, our hearts are broken and prayers lifted for all of you in this sad and devastating loss of Jerry. The Frank and Florence Ostransky family has always been special… Many fond memories with the Gillespie family. We will be celebrating Jerry’s life with you via Livestream. Our prayers will continue for our loving God to hold you close in His arms with peace and comfort!

  28. • July 31, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Jerry will be missed by all he touched, my thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  29. Al Chard
    • July 31, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Jerry was a great guy, i first met him when we were just 16 years old, He was always happy to see you and always went out of his way to say Hi and ask how you were doing! A great man shouldn’t have to pass away the way he did! The world is losing one of the good guys! He will be miss by so many people, he touched so many lives! God is getting a angel today! He was a great man!

  30. Lorraine (Lorri) Urban
    • July 31, 2020 - 1 week ago

    I thought Jerry was a super nice fellow. I ran into him in Baumgaar’s a few years ago. He recognized me, bless his heart, and we had a nice chat about old times. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Lorri Patton Urban, Coach Patton’s wife.

  31. • August 2, 2020 - 7 days ago

    Judy and Family – My deepest sympathies to the Ostransky family for Jerry’s tragic loss. On our regular Sunday visits to our Omaha families, Uncle Frank and Aunt Mill’s farm was a favorite. Of course, being boy and girl cousins Jerry was a bit on the ornery side as were my brothers. I am so glad to hear that Jerry had a wonderful family life and was loved by all.

  32. Michael Kava Family
    • August 7, 2020 - 1 day ago

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. It was quite a shock when we heard the news. Many fond memories and Jerry, Judy, and the children when we lived in Elkhorn — ball games and hunting trips. Heaven got another angel to watch over us all. Our prayers and thoughts, Mike and Mary Kava and family.

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