Joan D. (Odvody) (Styskal) Machacek
Date of Birth
October 8, 1937
Rural Prague, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 21, 2020
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, March 26, 2020 ~ 10:30 a.m. (Family Only)
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Interment at St. John Cemetery ~ Weston, Nebraska

Live stream will be available on Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation & Rosary

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Rosary ~ 5:00 p.m. (Family Only)
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska

Live stream will be available on Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

Celebration of Life

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:  The Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will stream live on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.  Family and friends will be allowed to attend the visitation with a 10 person limit inside the Church and the Rosary and Mass will only be available for the immediate family.  The family will not be available for greeting.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Joanie D. (Odvody) (Styskal)Machacek, 82, of Weston, NE, entered into eternal rest peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Oxbow Assisted Living Center in Ashland, NE.  She was born October 8, 1937 in Prague, NE to Fred and Helen (Vaca) Odvody.  On April 30, 1981, she was married to Robert J. Machacek at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Weston, NE.

Joan was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, St. John PCCW and she had several places of employment.  One she admired the most was working her last18 years of employment at the Saunders County Court House, because she was such a people person.  After retiring, Joan loved to bake and she baked often for her family.  She really enjoyed her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.  She also enjoyed playing cards, golfing and Big Red sports.

Joan is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert Machacek; sons, Steve (Sandy) Styskal of Lincoln, NE, Richard (Anne) Styskal of Lincoln, NE and Jeff Styskal of Cook, NE; daughter, Rose (Steven) Nadgwick of Weston, NE; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Marge (Don) Kemerling of Grand Island, NE; brother, Gary (Rose) Odvody of Texas; many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Styskal; daughter, Barbara (Jim) Vasa; grandkids, Matthew Styskal, Joel Styskal and Amber Styskal; parents, Fred and Helen Odvody; sister, Nadine (Odvody)(Masek) Bly.

We would like to give a heartfelt thanks to many loving caregivers and staff members at UNMC and Oxbow Assisted Living Center.  Thanks to all of the Horizon Hospice Team of Lincoln for their professional and compassionate care.



Condolences for Joan D. (Odvody) (Styskal) Machacek
  1. Anonymous
    • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    So very sad to hear of this, just thought Joanie was such a wonderful lady. Our hearfelt condolences to your family!
    Peg & Milt Bouc

    • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    So very sorry, Joanie was a wonderful lady!
    Peg & Milt Bouc

  3. • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    To all of my family our deepest sympathy. Sorry we aren’t able to attend because of the corvid 19 pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always. May you rest in peace my beloved sister.😓

  4. Linda Machacek Niemann
    • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My sympathies to the family. Joanie always greeted me with a smile and a kind word. She and Bob visited my dad when he was sick. Arnold was very appreciative of that kindness also. I have missed seeing her and Bob at church in Weston. Will says prayers for her and for all of you. God Bless!

  5. Roma Smith
    • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    My sincere sympathy to the family. 🙏

  6. Mary Dailey
    • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    To the entire Styskal family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have always enjoyed Joan’s sense of humor and just who she was as a person. You all were very lucky. With prayers to all. Sincerely Mary

  7. • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Joanie had the biggest smile and voice to be heard when the whole family would get together on the farm. I never thought anyone would make an “honest man” out of my Uncle Bob Machacek. She will be missed so much….

  8. Sharon Fricke Buzzell
    • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    She always greeted me with a hug.
    RIP Joanie.

  9. Gene & Mary Roncka
    • March 23, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    To Bob & all of Joanie’s family – Our sincere sympathy in the passing of Joanie – we didn’t know her long as Bob & Joanie were our breakfast, lunch & dinner partners at Oxbow Living Center for a short few weeks. She was always a very positive person and very caring about everyone from just knowing her for a short time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bob & all of Joanie’s family.
    Warm regards,
    Gene & Mary Roncka

  10. Anonymous
    • March 23, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Joanis family she was such a nice lady remember when they had the bar we enjoyed them ,and loved the dances may she rip prayers for her family.

  11. Richard Watson
    • March 24, 2020 - 1 week ago

    So sorry for your loss. I met them when they moved into Oxbow Living Center as they were just down the hall from my Dad when he was there. I worked with Rich and Jeff while at BNSF. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  12. • March 24, 2020 - 1 week ago

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was always so kind.

  13. Dennis Tvrdy
    • March 24, 2020 - 1 week ago

    My deepest sympathy to everyone

  14. James Fauver
    • March 24, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Just read in the obituaries that my very good friend, and former employee, JOANIE MACHACEK,
    passed on to her heavenly home.

    Joanie was a very special person in my life.

    A truly sincere and honest lady, who loved
    all people.

    I will miss hearing her voice in person and
    on the phone.

    May God Bless her soul, and may she be in Heaven with her Lord, Jesus Christ.

    My condolences to her entire family, her
    church family, and everyone who knew
    this wonderful lady.

    Very sincerely,

    Jim Fauver

  15. Cindy Lee Brennenstuhl
    • March 24, 2020 - 1 week ago

    To Bob and all my Cousins So very sorry to hear about Joanie. She’s flying with the Angels now. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with Joanie. She always had a kind and caring way of cheering a person up. She was a pistol in the greatest respect of the word. And that big beautiful smile will be remembered and missed by all.

  16. Jodie Kaspar Paprocki
    • March 25, 2020 - 1 week ago

    I know Joanie will be missed terribly. She was always so kind and enjoyable to be around. I will not forget the time I surprised Joanie by bringing Grandma (Helen Kaspar) to Weston visit Joanie. Joanie was so surprised and talked about that day every time I saw her. Rest in Peace, Joanie!

  17. Darin, Tina Denton and kids
    • March 25, 2020 - 1 week ago

    We give our deepest condolences! Loved hearing Joan’s voice. Our family will miss the echo of her laugh(when we’re made her)and the spit fire stories she shared! Our love and hugs goes out to all of the Family.
    And yes, Joan, we will take care of Jeff! Now the family has a finger to point to when he miss behaves ;). Love ya mom!

  18. Jim Fauver
    • March 25, 2020 - 1 week ago

    I am deeply saddened to here about the
    of Joanie Machacek.

    She was a good friend and a dedicated employee when she worked in the County
    Treasurers Office.

    I will miss her without any doubt.

    Joanie loved her Church and her community.

    May God Bless her soul in her Heavenly Home.

    God Bless her family and friends.

  19. Shannon
    • March 26, 2020 - 1 week ago

    My condolences to your family during this very difficulty time. Joan loved her family so deeply. Always so proud of each and every one of you. You can carry that with you everyday. She will always be near.
    Rest In Peace, Joan!

  20. • March 26, 2020 - 1 week ago

    Steve, Sandy, Rose, Rick and Jeff,

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I have such fond memories of her. Please know that she and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy (Kavan) Foner

  21. Theresa Bartek
    • March 28, 2020 - 6 days ago

    To all of the family what a time we are in !!! Couldn’t get to pay my respects to you and this wonderful lady. Growing up in Weston your family was your friends family so here we lose another neighborhood parent . I send you all my deepest sympathy and prayers. Hugs to you all and may the grace of god get you through this hard time . That big smile she always had when you would meet somewhere or wave when you drove by the house I couldn’t help but stop and converse a few words through the open car window ! I can only imagine what the reunion was like for her and all her passed loving family ! Take care and know you all are close in heart to dad and myself love Theresa and Tom

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