Thomas J. Fiala and Sylvia J. Fiala

Thomas J. Fiala

November 28, 1946 – December 27, 2020

 Preceded in death by wife, Sylvia J. Fiala. Survived by daughter, Jean Soares (Ty); son, James Fiala; two grandchildren: Korin Adams and Cory Adams; sister, Barbara Masilko (Chuck); sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Martin (Terry) and Teri Meyer .


Sylvia J. Fiala

September 26, 1945 – December 20, 2020

 Preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Donald.  Survived by husband, Thomas J. Fiala; daughter, Jean Soares (Ty); son, James Fiala; daughter, Peggy Soulliere; four grandchildren: Korin Adams, Cory Adams, Kylie Kell, and Tristen Soulliere; sister, Mary Lou Martin (Terry); sisters-in-law, Teri Meyer and Barbara Masilko (Chuck).


VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Tuesday, Dec. 29th from 1pm to 2pm at the West Center Chapel, with SERVICES at 2pm followed by military honors for Mr. Fiala by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334.  Interment: East Union Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to NAMI Nebraska.

To view a live broadcast of the combined Funeral Services, go to and click on the “View Live Service” button on the home page.



  • wendy gove Posted December 27, 2020 4:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss ! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Michael Marcinek Posted December 27, 2020 4:45 pm

    My deepest sympathies.

  • Anthony & Jenny Perry Posted December 27, 2020 7:27 pm

    Our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you!

  • Michelle J. Bratetic Posted December 27, 2020 10:03 pm

    I am so sad to see that Tom has passed and right after Sylvia. I’ve known Tom for over 30 years. We worked together at OFD and then at a mutual friend’s home business in the late 90’s. I will always cherish what a great friend he was. I recall many great memories of times spent with him and mutual friends through the years. I so regret that I hadn’t been in touch for a while. My condolences to the family. How awful to lose both parents, grandparents within a week of each other. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Tom, dear friend.

    • Jean Soares Posted December 29, 2020 6:27 am

      I am Tom’s daughter. I love hearing stories about him as a kid. I appreciate your thoughts and post.

  • Walter “Skip” Doty Posted December 27, 2020 10:57 pm

    Keeping your family in my thoughts.

  • Michelle Sayles Posted December 29, 2020 1:39 am

    I don’t even know what to say Jean I am so so sorry. If you need anything call me

  • Vonna Hlavka Posted December 29, 2020 11:16 am

    I was sad to hear about Tom’s passing. As teenagers, a whole neighborhood of us hung out together. Most of the time it was on a street near the Fiala’s. Those were great times.

  • THOMAS OLIG Posted December 29, 2020 1:07 pm

    So sorry to see Tom & Sylvia have “Passed Away”, and so close together. I was in Tom’s class as a recruit in
    January of 1971.. My condolences to all the remaining family.


  • Connie Elaine Remkus Posted December 29, 2020 1:54 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Watched the live service on line, wish I could have met you and your family in person. Prayers for the entire family. I graduated Mercy with Sylvia.

  • Bob Pfister Posted December 30, 2020 12:56 pm

    Tom was one of the good ones, and will be missed. I remember he would borrow his Dad’s old ratty
    1950’s light green Plymouth, and go riding along with me and Roger. He always wore a white t-shirt, and would see him at tech High School back in 1963-1965.

  • Kathy Haiar-Gilbert Posted January 8, 2021 1:29 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am the daughter of Ray and Kay Haiar. I did not know your parents well – as I am the youngest of the 6 kids – but I definitely remember Aunt Helen , my dads sister , and the great spirit, smile and pride she had speaking of your mom. Your mom always said hello to me and took interest in my ongoing “ childhood” progress!.. at the usual family gatherings. Weddings and funerals. Rest in eternal peace. , my condolences to your family. Kathy.Haiar-Gilbert. Omaha

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