Steve A. Janecek
Date of Birth
January 18, 1956
Wahoo, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
November 1, 2016
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, November 5, 2016 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, November 4, 2016
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In Care of the Family

Steve A. Janecek, 60, of Wahoo, NE, entered into rest on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his home in Wahoo. He was born in Wahoo, NE on January 18, 1956 to Robert and Dolores (Humlicek) Janecek. He grew up with four other siblings on a family farm south of Wahoo. He graduated from Wahoo Bishop Neumann in 1974.

Steve then worked construction for about three years before joining Burlington Northern Railroad in Lincoln, NE in 1977. He married Karen Hass and had two children, Sarah and Joel. He continued to work for BNSF until his retirement of 39 years in January 2016. He enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting, socializing with friends and family, playing with grandchildren and cruising around town.

He is survived by his children Sarah (Jed) Droge and Joel Janecek; his grandsons Everest and Theodore Droge; mother Dolores; siblings Daniel, Karen (Scott) Miller, David, and Julie (Daryl) Johnson; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Janecek.

Condolences for Steve A. Janecek
  1. Joann Simanek
    • November 2, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Sending my prayers and hugs to the entire Janecek family. I love you all like you are my family! I always enjoyed talking to Steve and him telling stories about when you guys were young. Our deepest sympathies to you all! Rest in Peace Steveotch!

  2. Paul and Marsha Eddie
    • November 3, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Sarah, Joel and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Paul and Marsha Eddie

  3. Rex Hagg
    • November 4, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Condolences to the Janecek family. Steve was always Dave’s big brother that treated us like good friends and always had a laugh and a story. Its been a few years since I saw Steve, but remember him well. My thoughts and prayers to the whole family.

  4. Robert Fuchs
    • November 4, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Sarah and Jed Droge:
    Very sorry to hear about Sarah’s father. We here at UNMC are thinking of you.

  5. Jean & Bob Schlegel
    • November 4, 2016 - 7 years ago

    We are so sorry to hear about Steve. He will be tulry miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Hugs to you all .

  6. Pam Piening
    • November 4, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Julie so sorry r
    To read about your brother. Cherish your memories. I will keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers

  7. Janice Gerdes
    • November 4, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Sarah and Jed: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Laurie Maly Maestas
    • November 5, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Sorry, for your loss always hard to loose a parent

  9. Laurie Loughney
    • November 6, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Delores, Karen, David, Danny , Julie and other family.
    My sincere condolences to the Janecek family. Fond memories throughout the years of Steve and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Laurie Cajka Loughney

  10. Susan Brandt
    • November 7, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Steve was such a wonderful friend when I lived in Nebraska. He, Ron and I had so many laughs over the years. I will always remember those times and laugh.
    I want to let you know that if Ron were still alive he would join with me in giving you all our deepest sympathy.
    May you always remember Steve’s beautiful smile and laugh. He so loved all of you.

  11. Tami Cartwright
    • November 7, 2016 - 7 years ago

    Dan I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My thoughts and condolences to you and your family.

  12. Dave Redler
    • July 5, 2017 - 6 years ago

    I see no classmates of Steve wrote in, so on behalf of everyone that went to school in the 60’s & 70’s (St. Wenceslaus & B. Neumann), I will. Lots I could say but see the classic movie @ friends growing-up titled ‘Stand By Me’. The quote: “I never again had any friends like those I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anybody?” Pretty much sums it up. Last I saw Steve was at my Wahoo best friends funeral in Jan. 1992, John Cajka (Steve’s cousin). We chatted briefly & he wanted to ‘party’ but I was all work & no play in those days. I hope he found the peace in death that he sought in life – as we all do. RIP Steve.

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