Robert “Bob” J. Machacek
Date of Birth
October 9, 2028
Weston, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 3, 2020
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at St. John Cemetery ~ Weston, Nebraska

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

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Monday, December 7, 2020
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designations

Robert “Bob” J. Machacek, 92 of Weston, NE entered peacefully into eternal rest at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE on December 3, 2020.  Bob was born October 9, 1928 to Henry and Tillie (Buresh) Machacek in Weston, NE.  He was the oldest of six siblings.

Bob graduated from Weston High School.  Soon after, he joined the U.S. Army where he worked in administration and played baseball on the elite Army team. Bob was an Omaha Police Officer starting December 16, 1956 and retiring on October 31, 1983.   He married Joan (Odvody) Styskal in 1981 and together they continued to raise Joan’s five children, Steve, Rick, Rose, Barb and Jeff.  Bob and Joan lived in Weston, NE until 2018 where they faithfully attended St. John Nepomucene parish.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; Henry and Tillie Machacek; loving wife, Joan; step-daughter, Barb Vasa and grandchildren, Matt, Joel and Amber Nicole Styskal.  He is survived by his siblings, Richard (Marilyn), Ronnie (Beverly), Henry, Mary Jane and Loretta; step-children, Steve (Sandy) Styskal, Richard (Anne) Styskal, Jeff Styskal and Rose (Steven) Nadgwick; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Bob was a warm man of faith who always had a smile, a handshake and friendly word for those around him.  His sparkling eyes, signature chuckle and whisker burns will be greatly missed by those who loved him.  Bob could often be found tending to his and Joan’s yard at their home in Weston or playing card games like Pinochle, but his greatest moments were often spent on the golf course.  He will be remembered for his competitive spirit and unfailing energy for these past times.

Condolences for Robert “Bob” J. Machacek
  1. Gary and Rose Odvody
    • December 4, 2020 - 3 years ago

    We are so sad to hear the news about Bob. Our sympathy to the family. May him and Joanie polka together again.

  2. Alison Brewer (Ms. Alison)
    • December 8, 2020 - 3 years ago

    I was so saddened to read this as I was searching for a different one. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and always.

    Ms. Alison

  3. Ervin Opp
    • December 8, 2020 - 3 years ago

    Our sympathies also and may Bob and Joanie rest in peace. What a fun couple.

  4. Dennis Tvrdy
    • December 12, 2020 - 3 years ago

    My deepest sympathy’s to everyone

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