Louis E. “Butch” Kavan
Date of Birth
August 26, 1947
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
October 23, 2019
Lincoln, Nebraska
Celebration of Life Directions

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion Post #254 and U.S. Navy

Visitation Directions

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.

Condolences for Louis E. “Butch” Kavan
  1. Connie Knight
    • October 26, 2019 - 4 months ago

    I remember all of the fun times we had on the farm when we were small. You used to scare us half to death at Halloween with your olives for eyeballs and spaghetti for brains. We had to come in blindfolded. You will be much missed. Thanks for the memories uncle. Rest in Peace.

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