June 5, 1935 - January 29, 2022
Norris Dean “Czech” Bernasek was born to Jim & Alice (Kohler) Bernasek on June 5, 1935 in Glengary Township, Fillmore County on a farmstead. He passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Fillmore County Hospital at the age of 86 years, 7 months, and 24 days. He was the only child born to this union. Norris attended Country School District 34, just off of Highway 41 when he was 4 years old. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1952. He played high school sports, including football, basketball, and baseball. After high school, Norris attended Hastings College on a football scholarship. Norris joined the Army a few years later but was released in early 1959 to come home and help his father with the farm. Norris married Lois on May 18, 1958. Through their union of marriage, 4 children were born: Cindi, Kevin, Michelle, and Tami. Norris and Lois divorced and Norris married Nancy Kalvoda on October 12, 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through marriage, He acquired two step children: Christina and Cassandra, who he raised like his own. Norris loved music. In his younger years, he played drums in various bands, including the Platte Valley Countrymen Band. In their time together, Norris and Nancy enjoyed dancing, fishing, boating, and camping in luxury at Kansas Lakes Lovewell and Glen Elder. Gambling was another activity they both enjoyed doing together. Norris also enjoyed gardening including tilling the ground, planting, watering, and watching his crops grow. Norris was always a lover of animals, going so far as to name his cattle, with his favorite being “Shakey.” Norris was also a huge sports fan and hardly missed a game by his favorite teams, often sitting in his recliner watching intently. Norris was preceded in death by his parents, Jim & Alice Bernasek; and granddaughters Brittany Rainey and Anasthasta Rainey. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Kalvoda; children Cynthia (Bernasek) & Mike Andreasen, Kevin Bernasek & significant other Karen Hoffman, Michelle (Bernasek) Lemke & Tera Stokebrand, Tami (Bernasek) & Ken Vodicka, Christina (Kalvoda) & Tod Davenport and Cassandra (Kalvoda) Wilkerson; and grandchildren Danny, Jeff, Jill, Charlotte, Allie, Sydney, Tyler, Trevor, Tristian, Dylan, Sarah, Anna, Maddison, Davis, Harper, Tristan, Hunter, Dominic, Savannah, and Blakely; and great grandchildren Boden, Hayden, Codie, Riley, Ryan, Brenden, Link, Clara, Mila, Bristol, Katherine and Kaden. A Funeral Service for Norris was held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Milligan Auditorium in Milligan, Nebraska. Kim Dunker presided over the Funeral Service. The recorded selections “Gone Fishin’,” “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” and “Six Days On The Road” were played during the Funeral Service. Pallbearers for the Funeral included Daniel Lemke, Dan Vavra, Bob Votipka, Dale Luzum, Galyn Quiring, and Bob Kohler. A Graveside Service was held in the Bohemian National Cemetery following the Funeral Service. Farmer & Son Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements and online condolences can be left at www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the Geneva Rescue Squad.
Norris Dean “Czech” Bernasek was born to Jim & Alice (Kohler) Bernasek on June 5, 1935 in Glengary Township, Fillmore County on a farmstead. He passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Fillmore County Hospital at the age of... View Obituary & Service Information
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