Mary Ann Kavan
Date of Birth
February 18, 1935
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
September 13, 2022
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, September 19, 2022 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebtraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, September 18, 2022
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Saunders County Catholic Schools or Masses

Mary Ann Kavan, 87, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born February 18, 1935 in Wahoo, NE to Bernard and Anna (Machovec) Chapek.  Mary Ann graduated from Wahoo High School in 1952.  She received a degree in Dietary Management from Southeast Community College.  On February 16, 1957, Mary Ann was united in marriage to Vennie Kavan at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo, NE.  She worked for Bishop Neumann High School for many years.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Society, American Legion #82 Auxiliary and the Saunders County Historical Society.

She is survived by children, John (Linda) Kavan of Doniphan, NE, Carol (David) Reznicek of Sioux Falls, SD, Jackie (David) O’Dell of Omaha, NE, Mark (Rita) Kavan of Wahoo, NE, Dale (Denise) Kavan of Colon, NE, David (Janine) Kavan of Wahoo, NE, Doug (Chris) Kavan of Malmo, NE, Harold (Teresa) Kavan of West Des Moines, IA and Janet (Joe) Davis of Castle Rock, CO; 28 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernadine Tobey and Mardy (Garth) Hengen; many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vennie Kavan; granddaughters, Angela Kavan and Bethany Kavan; parents, Bernard and Anna Chapek; siblings, Ernie Chapek and Wilma Matuska; daughter-in-law, Tamara “Tammi” Kavan.

Condolences for Mary Ann Kavan
  1. Paul Eddie
    • September 14, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Marsha and I have many fond memories of meals at the Vets club, visits on the porch out at the farm. We will always cherish Vennie and Mary Ann’s friendship. Our thoughts are with all of the family. Paul and Marsha Eddie

  2. Sam Winchell
    • September 15, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Prayers to all the family’s, and my all my condolences

  3. Casey Hengen
    • September 16, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    I’m sorry for your loss. Happy memories of 4-H days, VFW and parades… RIP Mary Ann

  4. Dan Gruber
    • September 17, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    My condolences to all Mary’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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