Joe W. Vlasak
Veteran
Date of Birth
January 10, 1926
Gregory, South Dakota
Entered into Rest
August 11, 2019
Gretna, Nebraska
Celebration of Life Directions

Saturday, October 5, 2019 ~ 11:30 a.m.
American Legion Post #129 ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Graveside Service Directions

Monday, October 7, 2019 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Omaha National Cemetery ~ Omaha, Nebraska

Memorials

In care of the family

Joe W. Vlasak, 93 of Ashland, NE passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at SilverRidge Assisted Living in Gretna, NE.  He was born January 10, 1926 in Gregory, SD to Joseph and Elizabeth (Brom) Vlasak.  Joe served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944 to 1946 where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the D-Day invasion.

After the war, Joe started TriAngle Construction Company, building commercial metal buildings and after his retirement he opened a bait shop at Horseshoe Lake in Ashland. At the lake Joe was referred to as “Big Joe”, “The Mayor”, a very good friend and neighbor.

Joe was a member of the VFW Post #9776 and received a 70 year membership pin this past spring. He was an avid fisherman, who held the State record for catching a Longnose Gar from the Platte River. He also piloted his own air planes and owned a thoroughbred race horse named Mr. Twig.  He enjoyed following sports especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Huskers.

Joe is survived by his nieces and nephews, Jim (Mary) Vlasak, Joe (YuYong) Vlasak, Sharon (Don) Barton, Carol Walker; great niece & nephews and many many friends at Horseshoe Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother.

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