George J. Wonka
Date of Birth
November 21, 1933
Weston, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 29, 2022
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, June 4, 2022 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors and Fireman’s Final Call at St. John Cemetery ~ Weston, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, June 3, 2022
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska


Weston Volunteer Fire & Rescue or in care of the family for future cemetery improvements.

George J. Wonka, 88 of Weston, NE entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born November 21, 1933 in Weston, NE to John and Alice (Meduna) Wonka.  George graduated from Weston High School in 1952.   He was united in marriage to LaVerne Leitgeb on August 31, 1957 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Weston.  George served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged from his service on May 6, 1955.  George owned and operated Wonka Oil & Feed and G&G Backhoe for many years. George was a family man who loved his country, his community, and baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals.

He was a lifetime member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #1833, American Legion Post #308, 40 & 8 Voiture 1018 & Weston Volunteer Fire & Rescue for 42 years.

George is survived by his children, Gregory & Beth Wonka, Katherine & Timothy Vasa, and Barbara Wonka-Vasa. Grandchildren John (Jonella) Wonka, Alexandria (fiancé Alex Bialas) Wonka, Max Wonka, Adam (Amber) Janecek, T.W. (Jen) Vasa, Samantha (Clint) Vandenberg, Paul (Luci) Vasa, Chris (Rayna) Vasa, Betsey (Cassidy) Zwiebel, and Ben (fiancé Lindsey Hartshorn) Vasa. Great-grandchildren Paxton, Tucker, & Carter Janecek, Vincent & Spencer Vandenberg, and Harper, Grayson & Graham Vasa, J.J. & Jemma Wonka, Zyiah Wonka, Emberly & Cecilia Zwiebel, Joseph, Claire & Elias Vasa and one more great-grandchild on the way.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Betty Jurgens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Alice   Wonka, wife, LaVerne Wonka.

Condolences for George J. Wonka
  1. • May 31, 2022 - 4 weeks ago

    Forever childhood memories of going to “Wonka’s” in the 60’s to turn in empty pop bottles and get a new supply from George.

  2. Phil Rezac & Family
    • May 31, 2022 - 4 weeks ago

    Dear Wonka family, our hearts are heavy to hear our dear friend, George, has gone to heaven. May you all know that we share your sorrow.

  3. Diane l koranda
    • May 31, 2022 - 4 weeks ago

    What a great guy! Remember going to wonka’s back in the day and getting pop or eggs for my grandma palensky. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Kathy Kadavy Hajek
    • May 31, 2022 - 4 weeks ago

    Deepest sympathies to the Wonka family..

  5. Bobbie Feldhaus
    • June 3, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Lee and I always enjoyed George (and Lavern) our sympathy and prayers are with the family.

  6. Linda Wonka
    • June 4, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Heartbroken for your loss. One by one they are leaving us… Hugs and Love

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