Marie Kucera
Date of Birth
June 7, 1926
Schuyler, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 30, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, May 6, 2017 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Vitus Catholic Church ~ Touhy, Nebraska
Interment at St. Vitus Cemetery ~ Touhy, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary

Friday, May 5, 2017
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Vitus Catholic Church ~ Touhy, Nebraska


St. Vitus Catholic Church or
Valparaiso Senior Center

Marie Kucera, 90, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born June 7, 1926 in Schuyler, NE to Frank and Agnes (Votava) Ratkovec.  On November 20, 1945, Marie was united in marriage to Edwin J. Kucera at St. Vitus Catholic Church in Touhy, NE.  Marie was a waitress at the Wigwam in Wahoo in her early years and then Hakel’s in Weston.  She farmed with her husband for most of her life until they moved to Valparaiso and most recently Marie worked as a waitress at Harry’s.

Marie was a member of St. Vitus Catholic Church, St. Vitus Altar Society, and a past member of the St. Vitus Choir.  She was a generous person with strong faith that loved the outdoors, the farm and her family.  She had many hobbies which included: crocheting, quilting, baking, cooking, gardening, sewing, playing cards, bird watching, and in her earlier years dancing and fishing.

She is survived by children: Sharon (Dan) Spicka of Wahoo, Sandy Vlcan of Wahoo and Gary Kucera of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Mary Jo (Tony) Lierman of Colon and Lori (Chris) Hattan of Lincoln; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; sister Adaline Divis of Holdrege; sister-in-law Margaret Ratkovec of Wahoo; brother-in-law Frank Kliment of Weston; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Edwin Kucera; parents Frank and Agnes Ratkovec; infant son Dwaine Kucera; brothers: Louis Ratkovec and Leonard Ratkovec; sister Georgia Kliment.

Condolences for Marie Kucera
  1. Jeanette (Divis) Nedrig
    • May 2, 2017 - 6 years ago

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Marie’s family. May you find comfort in your memories and may God wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you peace.

  2. Georgann
    • May 3, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Condolences to the Kucera family, from grandchildren of George & Anna Marshall (former Valparaiso residents until 1970’s).

  3. John Vlcan
    • May 3, 2017 - 6 years ago

    I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

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