Joie Kavan
Date of Birth
November 4, 1921
Rural Morse Bluff, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 2, 2019
Fremont, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Saturday, July 6, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m.
American Legion Hall Post#340 ~ Morse Bluff, Nebraska
Military Honors by A.L. #340, VFW #8223 and American Veterans #20
Final Call by Morse Bluff Rural Fire Department
Interment at a later date.

Visitation Directions

Friday, July 5, 2019 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
American Legion Hall Post #340 ~ Morse Bluff, Nebraska


American Legion Post #340 or Morse Bluff Rural Fire Department.

Joie Kavan, 97 of Morse Bluff, NE passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Edgewood Vista in Fremont, NE.  He was born November 4, 1921 in rural Morse Bluff to Joe L. and Tillie (Mach) Kavan. He attended District #54 country school.  Joie faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II serving in France and the Philippines during the European and Pacific Theaters.  He entered in into active duty on March 16, 1944 at Ft.  Leavenworth, KS and was honorably discharged on May 12, 1946 in Ft. Douglas, UT.  After the war, Joie was united in marriage to Alice Ostry on August 26, 1947 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prague, NE.  From this union three children were born, Marvin, Joe and Connie.  Joie was a lifelong farmer who live on a farm with his family northeast of Wahoo until 1966 before moving to the family homestead south of Morse Bluff.

Joie enjoyed listening to Polka Music, playing cards and sipping on coffee with his friends.  He was a member of the American Legion #340, VFW #8223 and American Veterans #20. He was a charter member of VFW #8223. In September of 2008, Joie was honored to participate in the third World War II Honors Flight to Washington, D.C. He was also a member of the Morse Bluff Rural Fire Department, a 50 year member of the Morse Bluff Z.C.B.J. Lodge #9, Nebraska Feeders and the NFO, National Farmers Organization

Joie is survived by his children, Marvin (Susan) Kavan of Burns, TN, Joe (Jean) Kavan of Morse Bluff, NE, and Connie Ruppert of Fremont, NE; 7 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-granddaughters; siblings, Maxine (Bernard) Kratky, Lester (Marlene) Kavan and Joan Kavan; many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Kavan; parents, Joe and Tillie Kavan; siblings, George Kavan, Helen Settles, Richard Kavan, Ruben Kavan and Marcella Shestak.

Condolences for Joie Kavan
  1. Sherry Raymond & North Bend Senior Center
    • July 3, 2019 - 4 months ago

    Joey was a great person and enjoyed having him very much at the senior center. He loved playing pitch and sheephead. He always made everyone smile and happy when he came in. We missed him very much when he left.

    • July 5, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Joie was a wonderful man – a true gift from God! Joie was smart and a lot of fun! He had a long and adventurous life. He has gone on to his reward in Heaven and will be missed. He will be welcomed by his loved ones… We will be comforted by our precious memories of him until we meet again.
    My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

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