Edward Masewicz
Date of Birth
October 15, 1951
Lithuania, Russia
Entered into Rest
December 11, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, December 18, 2020
Visitation ~ 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

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

Graveside Service

Private Service
St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Saunders County Lost Pets

Edward Masewicz, 69, of Wahoo, NE, entered into rest on Friday, December 11, 2020 due to complications with COVID-19 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.

Ed was born on October 15, 1951 to Helena and Kazimierz Masewicz in Lithuania, Russia.  He was the youngest of four children.  After graduation he served in the Russian army for two years and told stories of being stationed in Siberia.  He then worked in a shipyard on the Baltic Sea and married Janina Jciziecincz.  To this union two daughters were born, Anna and Ilona.

During the 1980’s there was political unrest in Poland and Ed needed to escape to prevent being imprisoned.  He had false identification cards made and took the train across the border to Austria and later to Germany.  He spoke German, Polish and Russian.  Catholic Services sponsored Ed to come to Omaha, NE in 1982 and later he brought his family to the United States.  A few years later they divorced, and his wife and daughters moved to Seattle, WA.  He became a Nationalized Citizen of the United States on June 18, 1993 and on November 3, 2020 he voted for the first time for the President of the United States.

He first was employed as a mechanic for Volvo and later worked as a diesel mechanic for Cornhuskers International in Omaha.  He moved to Wahoo in 2008 and later retired.  He continued to work up to his death as a maintenance man for Region V Services and others.

Ed enjoyed gardening, cooking with a smoker to make barbeque ribs, his cats and making people laugh.  He was known for wearing sarcastic t-shirts, telling others to let him show you the wrong way to do something and lately for riding his electric bike around town and Lake Wanahoo.  He also enjoyed taking vacations and going on cruises with his friend Vera Hoppe.

Ed leaves behind his daughters Anna and Ilona, grandchildren Phoebe and Fitz, and his best friend Vera Hoppe.  Also considered as family over the years were Kam, Marv, Spencer, Mason and Madison Wiese, Kerry, Joey, Jalynn Jonas, Alex and Andrew DeBray.  He had many friends at Region V Services as well as friends in the town of Wahoo.  He once said if he wins the lottery, he will buy the town of Wahoo because he felt so at home.

Condolences for Edward Masewicz
  1. Shaun Kiihne
    • December 12, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Vera, Ed was a good man. He will be missed.
    God needed a maintenance man in Heaven and
    he thought Ed would be perfect for the job.
    God saw Ed getting tired and sent his Angels
    to carry Ed home. The day you stopped by
    old Apt. 7. To replace the lock on the
    file cabinet. That was then, that I didn’t
    think, that would be the last time. I would
    get to see Ed. My condolences go out to his daughters. Shaun Kiihne

  2. Mark & Teresa Panther
    • December 14, 2020 - 3 years ago

    His hearty laugh and sense of humor will be missed, he never met a stranger and always made you feel like his friend. What a great guy!

  3. Monica Govind
    • December 17, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Vera. Who would of thought Ed would be taken so soon. He was always there for me to help with my new house and my lawn mower need him many time. I will miss the Tuesday Lotto numbers with him. He always said give me a winner. He hit it big to be a man with God and travel freely. He was so funny and good to all. Great neighbor to have around. Rest in peace Ed.

  4. Michele Ratigan
    • December 18, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Sending prayers to you and his family and Ed was a great person to listen to

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