Maxine Kratky

Maxine Kratky

Sep 3, 1949 – Jan 16, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Rudolph and Marie Vanek.  Survived by husband, Gary Kratky; sons, Bryan Kratky (Rebecca) and Paul Kratky (Kerri); daughter, Lynn Kohout (John); grandchildren: Elaina, Pearson, Holden, Dawson, Bailey, and Marshall; brother, Rudy Vanek (Janice); sister, Charlotte Kratky (Edward).

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 18th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Friday, Jan. 19th at 10am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.  Interment, Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials to Buffet Cancer Center, St. Joan of Arc Church, or Prague, NE Legion Auxiliary.




  • margie slegl Posted January 16, 2018 8:13 pm

    Gary and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sad to lose Maxine my dear cousin. May she rest in peace now after her long and tough fight. Cherish all the memories she made with you, they are yours forever.
    Love, Ron & Margie

  • Norm & Barb Sobota Posted January 17, 2018 9:39 am

    Our thoughts a prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Although we don’t know exactly what to say, we want you to know that we are with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as we remember a special wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

  • Adrienne Cooperman Posted January 17, 2018 9:42 am

    So sorry to hear about Maxine. I will miss her coming in to the office! She always made me laugh. Prayers to you all as you overcome this pain.

  • Keith and Pam Eckerman Posted January 17, 2018 10:24 am

    So very sorry to hear about Maxine – she was a wonderful friend during long swim meets! Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this time.

  • Glenda Hallberg Posted January 17, 2018 10:47 am

    All of our heartfelt sympathy from the New Cassel staff and residents.

  • Dru Davidson Posted January 18, 2018 9:39 am

    Gary, I heard the new of Maxine passing…Im very sorry for your loss. The second thought that came to my mind is how vibrant and fun she was every time I was around her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Dru Davidson

  • Carolyn Novak Posted January 18, 2018 12:00 pm

    Our deep sympathy to you Gary & your children & grandchildren. Maxine was a great classmate & volleyball player in HS. I know she wanted to join us last year in June at our 50th Class Reunion in Prague. So sad she had to suffer & struggle so, but I know she truly wanted more time with her family & friends. May the fond memories you have be a comfort during this sad time. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. May she Rest In Peace.
    Sincerely, George & Carolyn (Vanek) Novak

  • Tony Randone Posted January 18, 2018 1:43 pm

    Gary my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as Maxine was a ray of light in all of our lives.
    Tony Randone

  • Rusty and Debbie Mailliard Posted January 18, 2018 3:51 pm

    Gary and family – We were so sorry to hear about Maxine. She was a very special lady who brought joy and compassion to all those around her. She was one of the best swim moms ever and we always knew our day would be brighter when we were fortunate enough to have Maxine in it. Writing this note saddens our hearts, but at the same time, we are both smiling thinking of the memories she gave us. We hope memories of Maxine help to bring peace to you and your family.
    Sincerely – Rusty and Debbie Mailliard and family

  • Rae Ome Conn Posted January 18, 2018 9:08 pm

    Gary my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I so enjoyed visiting with Maxine when she came to Dr. Kambhu.
    Take care

  • Marsha & Bill Smith Posted January 22, 2018 9:54 pm

    Gary, this picture reminded me of Maxine’s great smile and kind words she always had for us. May God in his mercy lighten the burdens of your sadness and sorrow and console the grieving hearts of you and your family as you mourn her loss. We’ve lost a wonderful member of our “Neighborhood Family”. She will be missed by many.

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