Roland K. Koranda
Veteran
Date of Birth
September 13, 1928
Prague, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 14, 2021
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 ~ 2:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Rosary ~ 6:30 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

In care of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Bishop Neumann High School, in the form of Masses or to the family.

Roland Koranda, 92, of Wahoo, died peacefully at the Saunders Medical Center after being diagnosed with pneumonia.  Roland was born Sept. 13, 1928, on the family farm southwest of Prague to Joseph and Agnes (Koza) Koranda.  He attended rural School District #19 and graduated from high school in 1944.  He worked with his father on the farm until he was drafted into the U.S. Army on April 12, 1951.  He served 17 months in Tokyo, Japan.  On Sept. 9, 1953, Roland married Adelyne Sloup of Prague at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prague.  Her brother, Rev. Ernest Sloup, who was ordained just two months earlier, officiated.

Roland was a trustee and served on many committees at St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Plasi, and was a lector for 28 years.  He served six years on what was formerly known as the Bishop Neumann High School board, including one year as president. In six

years he never missed a monthly meeting of the board.  He also served as a receiving clerk for the elections for Elk Precinct for 38 years.

Roland enjoyed visiting with family and friends, solving crossword puzzles, and making firewood.  In 2001, Roland and Adelyne moved to Wahoo and became parishioners of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Adelyne of 67 years, daughters, Carol of Lincoln, and Janet of Fremont, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Geraldine (Egr), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Emil Egr, Rev. Ernest Sloup, Jim and Marie Sloup, Adolph and Marcie Sloup, nephews, Gerald Sloup, Paul Sloup, Rick Egr, infant nephew, Joseph Sloup, and niece, Pat (Egr) Draper.

Condolences for Roland K. Koranda
  1. Karen Holmes
    • May 15, 2021 - 1 month ago

    So sorry for your loss. He was a very special person. He helped me years ago with our family history book and was a wealth of information. I will be out of town so won’t be able to to attend his services. Thinking of Adeline and the girls. He will be greatly missed.

  2. Linda Biggerstaff
    • May 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Janet, Carol & Mrs. Koranda,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad & husband. May your many memories of him help to sustain you during this sad time.

  3. Karen
    • May 16, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Janet and family, I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  4. Rob Troupe
    • May 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    On behalf of the Troupe family, we would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Jane Steinbach
    • May 17, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Janet and family,
    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  6. Frieda Dietrich
    • May 18, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Janet and family, your dad was one of the spunkiest alums of Saunders District #19. His sense of humor and wisdom permeated every conversation we had over the years. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Frieda and Kimberly Dietrich

  7. Brian Ortmeier
    • May 20, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Mrs. Koranda, Carol and Janet,
    My deepest sympathies in the passing of your husband and Dad. I still remember fondly the dinner we all had together at the farmhouse so many years ago. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Brian Ortmeier

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