Mildred L. Lanik
Date of Birth
January 1, 1930
Weston, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 10, 2017
Davey, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, May 15, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Davey, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary & St. Patrick Cemetery ~ Davey, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Matt Talbot Kitchen, Lincoln, Nebraska

Mildred L. Lanik, 87, of Davey, NE, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at her home in rural Davey, NE.  She was born January 1, 1930 in Weston, NE to Stanley and Marie (Cerny) Cihal.  Mildred graduated from Malmo High School.  On October 7, 1950, Mildred married Francis Lanik at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Weston, NE.  Through the years, she worked for the telephone company, Hinky Dinky, Davey Post Office, and numerous other odd jobs.

Mildred was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Davey, VFW #4502 Auxiliary, and American Legion #244 Auxiliary.  She enjoyed baking, walking, yard work and gardening.  She was an avid reader that loved dancing with her husband.  Mildred loved the farm life, her many animals, and she especially loved her family.

She is survived by daughter, Ellen (Terry) Catlin of Davey; grandchildren: Nic (Jamie) Lanik, Amanda Neville, Stephanie (Eric) Holka, Jeffrey (Erica) Holka and Charles Holka; great-grandchildren: Hannah Neville, Bailey Neville, Ian Lanik, Riley Neville, Jaileiana Walker, Evan Meyer, Gavyn Holka, Dax Lanik, Luci Holka, Everleigh Lanik and Raelynn Holka; brother, Joseph (Gladys) Cihal; sister-in-law, MaryLou Cihal; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Lanik; son, Bradley Lanik; brothers: Stanley Cihal Jr. and Raymond Cihal.

Condolences for Mildred L. Lanik
  1. Denise De Los Monteros
    • May 15, 2017 - 2 years ago

    Ellen and family ,
    Aunt Mildred was a wonderful women, she will be missed dearly.
    I remember visiting you guys at the farm and all the fun times we had. Your in my thoughts and prayers .

  2. Naomi lewis
    • May 20, 2017 - 2 years ago

    My husband and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that God has promised to “swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. (John 5:28). May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

  3. Don Ockander
    • May 27, 2017 - 2 years ago

    I often think of my days in Malmo School. Millie, as we called her, was one of six girls in my 1847 graduating class ( I was the only boy),
    My teenage years shared with Millie and the Cihal family are so fondly remembered. We had such wonderful times.
    Mildred was special and I considered a friend forever.
    Sharing your loss with deepest sympathy.
    Donald Ockander

  4. Marlene Kavan
    • May 29, 2017 - 2 years ago

    Ellen Your parent’s farm shall always be the Lanik place. We drove by every time to Mom and Dad’s. Your Mother will be so missed by St. Mary’s and the Altar Society. Ellen, you and a friend would ride your bicycles over to Carl and Anne’s and your mother would worry you would be bothering them. That was never the case. They loved it. Your Mother and my Mom were dear friends. Her soul made its way to heaven. How happy He must be to receive her. Our condolences to you all. Sincerely, Marlene Olson Kavan

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