Rosemary H. Koranda
Date of Birth
August 26, 1934
Denver, Colorado
Entered into Rest
November 1, 2019
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Friday, November 8, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Wenceslaus School Library or Wahoo Elementary Library

Rosemary H. Koranda, 85, of Wahoo, NE, entered into rest on Friday, November 1, 2019 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo, NE.  She was born August 26, 1934 in Denver, CO to Daniel F. and Kathryn A. (Ebel) Malone.  Rosemary attended St. Catherine’s Grade School and graduated from Holy Family High School in Denver, CO in 1952.  She attended the University of Denver Medical School and completed her education as a radiology technician.

Rosemary moved to Nebraska to be close to her grandmother, Antonia (Jacob) Ebel, whom she adored.  She then worked in Omaha until she was married.  On January 16, 1960, she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Koranda at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Wahoo, NE.  Joseph died on January 27, 1967 after a brief illness and Rosemary continued on the farm until moving to South Haven.

Rosemary was a gifted seamstress who loved to sew and a devoted Catholic.  She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and a member of St. James Catholic Church in Mead, NE.

She is survived by children, Diane (Pat) Vasa of Wahoo, NE, Julie Andresen of Lincoln, NE, John Koranda of Wahoo, NE and Ronald (Janis) Koranda of Mitchell, NE; grandchildren, Megan (Alex) Shada, Tyler Vasa, Jacob (Tiffany) Vasa, Amber (Andy) De Boef, Erin Andresen, Drs. Amanda (Mike) Van Pelt, Caleb Koranda and Ethan Koranda; great-grandchildren, Eli Shada, Alivia Shada, Grant Shada, Mia Vasa, Peyton Vasa, Avery Vasa and Beckham Vasa; sister, Kay Rohlinger of Slidell, LA; sister-in-law, Rosemary Malone of Denver, CO.

She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph A. Koranda; parents, Daniel F. and Kathryn A. Malone; brother, Daniel E. Malone; grandson, Greg Van Pelt.

An enormous thanks to the Richard Chvatal family for their help through the years.

Condolences for Rosemary H. Koranda
  1. Roma Smith
    • November 4, 2019 - 4 years ago

    My sincerest sympathy to all of you 🙏

  2. Dennis Tvrdy
    • November 4, 2019 - 4 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family

  3. Betty Zahourek
    • November 5, 2019 - 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. • November 6, 2019 - 4 years ago

    Thoughts & Prayers go out to all of your extended family members through this most difficult time.
    Gods blessing

    Jeff & Ellen Langemeier
    Marion Texas

  5. Troy Moerker
    • November 7, 2019 - 4 years ago

    My sympathy to all the family

  6. Lana Krumpus
    • November 8, 2019 - 4 years ago

    My sympathies to all of Rosemary’s family.
    I have many special memories of our work together at the old Saunders Co. Hospital.

  7. Paul Rohlinger
    • February 28, 2020 - 4 years ago

    We just called her Aunt Rose, all the Rohlingers were sorry to hear of her passing. We have fond memories of visiting all the Korandas out on the farm in Wahoo. I think was kind of a nice little gift from God that he took her back on All Saints Day.

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