Donald “Torch” L. Palensky
Veteran
Date of Birth
August 20, 1943
Prague, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
March 20, 2021
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Interment at St. John Cemetery ~ Weston, Nebraska
Military Honors by U. S. National Guard and American Legion #308

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

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska

Memorials

St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church or St. John School

Donald “Torch” L. Palensky, 77, of Weston, NE, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born August 20, 1943 in Prague, NE to Joseph and Emma (Kohout) Palensky.  Don graduated from Weston High School in 1962.  Don served his country in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged.  On April 30, 1966, he was united in marriage to Joyce Jansa at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo, NE.

Don worked for the Saunders County Highway Department for 31 years.  In addition, he owned and operated Palensky Dirt Work for over 40 years while farming.

Don was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Weston and the American Legion Post #308.  He was also a past fire chief for the Weston Fire Department where he served for many years.  Don enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and riding his Harley.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, family and friends.

He is survived by wife of 54 years, Joyce Palensky; children, Greg (Mary) Palensky of Ceresco, NE, Sandi Palensky of Wahoo, NE and Chad (Shelley) Palensky of Wahoo, NE; grandchildren, Meagan (Gavin) Jager, Jake and Joshua Palensky, Emma, Braylon and Lily Palensky; great-grandchild, Bailey Jager; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Emma Palensky; brother, Joe Palensky; sisters, Dorothy Palensky and Annie Wheeler.

Condolences for Donald “Torch” L. Palensky
  1. Betty zahourek
    • March 21, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  2. Diane L Koranda
    • March 21, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you all.

  3. Art & Bonnie Kaspar
    • March 22, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Joyce to you and your family, our sincere sympathy. Don will be missed.

  4. Jim and Bonnie Edins
    • March 22, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Joyce and family-sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our sympathy to you.

  5. Nancy Holder
    • March 22, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Patty svara
    • March 22, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry such a nice guy, he will be missed RIP

  7. Terry and Kathy Hass
    • March 22, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Joyce and family, Deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. David Dolezal
    • March 22, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Daniel Tvrdy
    • March 22, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Sorry for your loss

  10. Kathy and Terry Hass
    • March 23, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Joyce and family, Deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Bob Bruckner
    • March 23, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Don was a good boss and great friend. He will truly be missed.

  12. Rick and Theresa Hull
    • March 23, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Sandi and Joyce, we are so very sorry for you and your family during this difficult time. My God give you Peace. Prayers for your family 🙏

  13. Robert Lee Bruckner
    • March 23, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss. Don was a good boss and great friend. He will truly be missed.

  14. Don and Edith Furasek
    • March 23, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Joyce and family, our sincere sympathy. Always enjoyed visiting with Don, he will be missed.

  15. Don & Deloris Fiedler
    • March 23, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Sorry for your loss of Don, we had some very good times with Joyce and Don,especially remembering all the fun times we had working on the Weston High School Banquet. Don was very active in many things and will be missed very, very much.

  16. Janice VanDerslice
    • March 24, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss.

  17. Ana Carballal
    • March 26, 2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Sandi and family: My deepest condolences for your loss. A big hug for your mom and siblings.

  18. Kris & Randy Bower
    • April 3, 2021 - 2 weeks ago

    Joyce and family, We just heard of Don’s passing and our hearts and prayers go out to you and the kids. May the Lord hold you tight and give you peace.

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