Vennie A. Kavan
Date of Birth
October 26, 1932
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 6, 2019
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, March 11, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #82 and VFW #4502

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 6:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Saunders County Catholic Schools or Masses

Vennie A. Kavan, 86, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at his home in rural Wahoo, NE.  He was born October 26, 1932 in Wahoo, NE to Frank and Rose (Pelan) Kavan.  He attended District #97 country school, St. Wenceslaus School and he graduated from Wahoo High School in 1949.

Vennie served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1956.  On February 16, 1957, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Chapek at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo, NE.  Vennie was a lifelong farmer and a member of St. Wenceslaus Church, Knights of Columbus and American Legion #82.

He is survived by wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Kavan; children, John (Linda) Kavan of Parma, MI, Carol (David) Reznicek of Sioux Falls, SD, Jackie (David) O’Dell of Omaha, NE, Mark (Rita) Kavan of Wahoo, NE, Dale (Denise) Kavan of Colon, NE, David (Janine) Kavan of Wahoo, NE, Doug (Chris) Kavan of Malmo, NE, Harold (Teresa) Kavan West Des Moines, IA and Janet (Joe) Davis of Castle Rock, CO; 28 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; siblings, Rosemary (Paul) Reinsch of Lincoln, NE and Bernie (Marlene) Kavan of Portland, OR.

He was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Rose Kavan; granddaughters, Angela Kavan and Bethany Kavan; siblings, Thomas Kavan, Frank Kavan, George Kavan and Gertrude Dobesh; daughter-in-law,  Tamara “Tammi” Kavan.

Condolences for Vennie A. Kavan
  1. Barb Kavan
    • March 8, 2019 - 2 months ago

    MaryAnn and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Vennie’s death. He was a good Christian man and I always knew he loved his family.
    I’m so thankful I was able to come to your 60th Anniversary party a year and half ago.
    My husband Larry always enjoyed visiting with his Uncle Vinnie when he was alive.
    Peace and love to you,
    Barb Kavan

  2. Ronald & Mary Ann Keller
    • March 9, 2019 - 2 months ago

    Our sympathy to Mary Ann and the Kavan Family. We have many fond memories from NE Pork Producers meetings & gatherings of long ago. Pork Producer Friends,
    Ron & Mary Ann Keller Monroe, NE.

  3. Sarah Kruse
    • March 11, 2019 - 2 months ago

    Mary Ann & Family,
    We enjoyed Vennie’s friendship at the Wahoo Senior Center. You are in our prayers.


  4. Richard
    • March 24, 2019 - 2 months ago

    Best neighbors in the world !! God Bless you family. Richard

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