Wednesday, March 8, 2023 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Leo Catholic Church ~ Omaha, Nebraska
Interment with military honors at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery ~ Plasi, Nebraska
*The funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
In care of the family for future designation
Eugene Joseph Snitily, 80, of Omaha, NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at his home in Omaha, NE. He was born January 31, 1943 in Seward, NE to Joseph and Hedvika “Hattie” (Bartek) Snitily. Eugene graduated from Wahoo Catholic High School, Universal Trade School and Creighton University. He served his country in the U.S. Air National Guard.
Eugene enjoyed his pilot’s license for small planes, Moto Guzzi motorcycles, Farmall tractors, computers and he enjoyed his grandchildren’s athletic events and school activities.
Through the years he worked at several different careers including: Stava Manufacturing, Anderson Auto as a mechanic, Sunset Speedway as a security guard, Northern Natural as a cost estimating engineer, Gibbs and Hill, Enron and OPPD. Following retirement, Eugene worked at Menards.
Gene was always the first one to volunteer to help others. He volunteered for many years at Jaycees, March of Dimes, YES, Mystery Manor Haunted House, Knights of Columbus and St. Leo’s Catholic Church as an usher. Gene had a positive attitude, endless faith and loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Lanida of Omaha; daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Munchrath of LaVista and Stephanie Davis of Omaha; son, Matt Snitily of Lincoln; brother, Ermin (Carol) Snitily of Papillion; sisters, Joann Couton and Joyce (John) Kastl all of Wahoo; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hedvika “Hattie” Snitily; brother-in-law, Bob Couton; mother-in-law, Malinda Bielenberg; sister-in-law, Loueen Petersen; brothers-in-law, Donald Bielenberg and Daryl Bielenberg.
Sending my sympathy to the family. Gene & I had jobs that intersected at OPPD. Always great working with him.
Gene, you were the best neighbor to me for over 20 years. You were always there to lend a helping hand, we would have a big snow storm and I would look out and see you with your tractor cleaning off my drive way.
Rest in peace my friend.
Lanida and Ermin – my deepest condolences to you and your families. Many wonderful memories of time spent with Gene during our Creighton years especially. May you know the peace and comfort of Jesus!
There are good people we’re fortunate to meet on our journey through life and a few we’re proud to call friend. For me it was Gene. Gene was one of those special people who was always there for others.
Gene was involved in raising thousands of dollars for charity and donated hundreds of hours. He was a leader in building and operating haunted attractions in Omaha to raise money for charities. It was his talent and initiative that founded the best haunts. This is where I first met Gene and it gave me the opportunity to know him as a true friend.
Gene and I also had an interest in motorcycles and he introduced me to his love of Moto Guzzi’s. I’ll always have fond memories of many miles traveling around the country with him.
I also got to meet and know many of Gene’s friends, he had a lot. Gene was also a lucky guy to have had a wonderful wife, Lanida and a good family as well as his many friends.
I will miss you Gene.
Rest in peace, cousin Eugene! You are in our prayers. Our sympathy and prayers also to your dear family, especially to Lanida. Thank you for being a cousin who cared for others, and for your assistance and support in putting together the Bartek genealogy. May you now rest in eternal peace and happiness with Jesus our merciful and loving Savior and with all those who have gone before us.