Tuesday, October 29, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion Post #254 and U.S. Navy
Monday, October 28, 2019 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Private Family Interment
St. John Cemetery ~ Prague, Nebraska
American Legion Post #254 ~ Prague, Nebraska
Louis E. “Butch” Kavan, 72 of Wahoo, NE passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Holmes Lake Manor in Lincoln, NE. He was born August 26, 1947 in Wahoo to Louis and Blanche (Dvorak) Kavan.
Butch served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968 during the Vietnam War and was stationed on the USS Uhlman. He was united in marriage to Darlene Chadek on November 9, 1968. They lived in Mead before moving to Prague where Butch farmed. He was a jack of all trades, who owned a tire repair and gas station in Prague and later owned Butch and Dolly’s Bar in Malmo. In 2016 they moved to Wahoo where he and his wife retired.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #254, Prague Fire and Rescue and a member of School Board in Prague.
Butch is survived by his wife, Darlene Kavan; son, Troy Kavan of Malmo; daughters, Traci (Eric) Hummel of Wahoo and Tara (Ron) Cooney of Wahoo; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda Jurgens, Mary Ann Coffee, Orletha Aldrich and Betty Wesley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Blanche Kavan; brothers, Donald Fujan, Clarence Fujan; sisters, Ordie Jensen, Lorraine Carroll, Nadine Maynard and Doris Smith.