David W. Brabec
Date of Birth
July 22, 1958
Kenedy, Texas
Entered into Rest
March 22, 2024
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

*The funeral mass will be live streamed on Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 6:00 p.m
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Bishop Neumann High School or St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

David W. Brabec, 65 of Wahoo, NE entered into eternal rest, Friday, March 22, 2024 in Wahoo, NE.  He was born July 22, 1958 in Kenedy, TX to Richard and Wilma (Voges) Brabec.  He graduated from Mead High School in 1977 and finished his schooling at Southeast Community   College in Milford, NE.  He was united in marriage to Paula Nozicka on February 28, 1987 in Wahoo.  Three children were born from this union, Sarah, Scott and Emily.

He learned his passion for welding at Valmont Industries before working at Bishop Neumann High School in facilities maintenance.

Dave was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and prankster who was always willing to help anyone in need.  He loved tinkering and welding in his shop on the farm and enjoyed old cars, gardening, traveling, animals, and history.  He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

Dave is survived by his children, Sarah (Nicholas) Stukenholtz, Scott Brabec, Emily Brabec; grandchildren, Edith, August and Archie Stukenholtz; mother, Wilma Brabec; siblings, Richard (Shelli) Brabec, Raymond Brabec, Theresa (Ricky) Hull, Denise (Sam) Requenez, Terral Brabec, Angela (Kerry) Knuth, Ann (Ken) Braun, Amy (Ryan) Martin, Andrew (Tessa) Brabec and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Paula Brabec; father, Richard Brabec; grandson, Henry David Stukenholtz.

Condolences for David W. Brabec
  1. Kent and Linda Sweet
    • March 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Very sad to hear of David’s passing such a shock to hear of this sudden event. Want to send condolences to all of his family.Sending prayers and may God bless at this very sad time.

  2. Kenneth Callaway
    • March 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    What a shock to see that he had passed. I worked with Dave for a few years at Valmont. Rest In Peace my friend

  3. launette kotik
    • March 24, 2024 - 1 month ago

    Our deepest sympathies to the Brabec family. All our thoughts and prayers. Greg and Launette Kotik

  4. Jim and Lora
    • March 25, 2024 - 4 weeks ago

    We are absolutely heartbroken at the loss of both of our wonderful neighbors Dave and Paula. May the Brabec family find peace in knowing that Dave and Paula are reunited for eternity.

    Jim and Lora Jelinek

  5. Scott Welkener
    • March 25, 2024 - 4 weeks ago

    We (JoAnn/Scott) Welkener want to add our deepest sympathies to this memorial for our cousin and fellow Christian. May the peace of God carry on in you as you carry on without David.

  6. • March 25, 2024 - 4 weeks ago

    So very saddened to hear of David’s passing. Old friend and neighbor, many a poker game when the boys lived in the old house!
    Shirley and I extend our condolences to all of the Brabec family. Our love to our dear friends Theresa and Ricky.
    We are truly sorry for your loss.
    Suzy Kuhr and Shirley Bannert

  7. Doreen Peterson
    • March 27, 2024 - 4 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear about David. You are all in my thoughts and prayers ❤️ 🙏🏻

  8. Marilee Ludvik
    • April 3, 2024 - 3 weeks ago

    Dear Ones, Elizabeth let me know of Dave’s passing. My heart goes out to you. I’m sending you prayer’s of comfort and healing. I’m also sending encouragement to be kind to your self as you grieve. With love and light, Marilee Ludvik (one of George and Helyn Ludvik’s daughters)

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