Richard R. Brabec
Date of Birth
December 3, 1933
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 19, 2020
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. James Catholic Church ~ Mead, Nebraska
Interment at Morningside Cemetery ~ Mead, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #82, VFW #4502 and U.S. National Guard

*Funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. James Catholic Church ~ Mead, Nebraska


Bishop Neumann High School or St. Wenceslaus School.

Richard R. Brabec, 86, of Mead, NE, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 19, 2020 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  He was born December 3, 1933 in Wahoo, NE to Frank and Marie (Rezek) Brabec.  Richard attended Wahoo Elementary and St. Wenceslaus School.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1955.  On January 17, 1956, he was married to Wilma L. Voges in Wahoo, NE.

In his early years, Richard drove truck for Merrill-Finchem Distributing in Fremont, NE.  He then worked at the Wahoo packing house until he started a career with Valmont Industries.  He worked for Valmont for 24 years until his retirement.  Richard was a member of the Wahoo Saddle Club and he was a lover of all animals.  Richard enjoyed classic evening TV sitcom shows, you could always find him sneaking in an episode of his favorites Everybody Loves Raymond, Golden Girls and Mayberry RFD.   He was also one to not approve daytime TV for his children but never missed his noon soap opera, As the World Turns. Richard’s heroes in life were John Wayne, Andy Griffith and Founder of Valmont Industry, Bob Daugherty.  In retirement he tinkered around the farm and enjoyed the flower garden.

He is survived by wife of 64 years, Wilma Brabec; children, Richard S. (Shelli) Brabec of Ashland, David (Paula) Brabec of Wahoo, Raymond Brabec of Yutan, Theresa (Ricky) Hull of Wahoo, Denise (Sam) Requenez of Wahoo, Terral “Bubba” Brabec of Mead, Angela (Kerry) Knuth of Mead, Ann (Ken) Braun of Wahoo, Amy (Ryan) Martin of Wahoo and Andrew (Tessa) Brabec of Yutan; 32 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Donna (John) Darnell of Wahoo; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marie Brabec; granddaughter, Whitney Ann Brabec.

Condolences for Richard R. Brabec
  1. Roma Smith
    • June 21, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    My sincerest sympathy to the family. Roma Smith

  2. Rhonda Andresen
    • June 24, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    You all have our deepest sympathies. Prayers to you all.

  3. Cheryl Fidler
    • June 24, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers for the Brabec Family. Rest in Peace, Richard.

  4. • July 1, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. May peace and comfort find you during this sorrowful time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

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