George R. Brabec

BRABEC, George R. Jan 3, 1922 – Feb 7, 2014 George grew up in Weston, Nebraska, where he was born. After graduation from Weston High School, George moved to Omaha, where he played trumpet and alto sax in the Kucera Polka Band. After that came World War II—George was very proud to have served his country with the Flying Tigers in the China Burma India Theatre. He was a mechanic in the ground crew, maintaining the P-38’s in MengYi, China. His stories and pictures are shown in “The Forgotten Squadron” by Daniel Jackson. After the War he returned to Wahoo, Nebraska. It was there he met and married Margaret Novotny. They moved to Weston, where he worked with his father building houses. The couple had two children, Kathleen and Robert, and eventually moved back to Wahoo. In 1964 the family moved to Ralston, where George perfected his carpentry skills as a finish carpenter with Peter Kiewit Contractors. George was a very loving grandfather to three grandchildren: Christopher, Debra and Kristina. His pride deepened with the birth of twin great-granddaughters, Avery and Touren. His family is truly grateful to have had George with them for 92 wonderful years. George was preceded in death by wife, Margaret M. (Novotny) Brabec; parents, George and Rose Brabec; sister, Darlene Beaman. He is survived by daughter, Kathleen Williams (Randall); son, Robert Brabec; grandchildren: Christopher Williams, Debra Walz (Jeffrey), and Kristina Brabec; great-grandchildren, Avery and Tauren Walz. The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 12th from 5pm to 7pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, February 13th at 10am at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military rites by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials are suggested to St. Gerald Catholic Church.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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