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John William Svec
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1895
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1987
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA

John William Svec, son of Andrew and Josephine (Niamon) Svec, was born January 1, 1895, at Milligan, Nebraska, and died Tuesday morning, December 15, 1987, at the Huron, South Dakota, Regional Medical Center. He grew up in Nebraska and started farming near Davenport.

April 11, 1915, John married Rosa Vanek at Hardy. They moved to a farm west of Huron, South Dakota, in February 1917. They continued to farm in Beadle Co. until 1976 when he retired. After retiring, he made his home with his children, until three years ago, when he became a resident of the Huron Nursing Home.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Lillian Svec of Brooklings, South Dakota; his daughter, Mildred Wagner of Huron, South Dakota; eight grandchildren, Charles and Cornelia Thompson of Hawarden, Iowa, Vincent and Leanne Wagner of Huron, South Dakota, Wenton and Barbara Wagner of Rosamount, Minnesota, Janette and Mike Shults of Canby, Oregon, Dennis and Nancy Wagner of Huron, South Dakota, Roger and Linda Svec of Estelline, South Dakota, Harvey and Harriet Svec of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Marilyn and Jay Good of Fargo, North Dakota; 29 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa, December 25, 1975; an infant daughter, Blanche in 1920; a son-in-law, Woodrow Wagner in 1980; and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 17 with burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Huron, South Dakota.

He was a brother to the late Mrs. Jim Tenoper.

The Nelson Gazette (Nelson, NE), Thursday, December 31, 1987; pg. 3 
Family links: 
  Anton Svec (1855 - 1902)
  Josefa Naimon Svec (1864 - 1905)
  Rosa Vanek Svec (1898 - 1975)*
  Harry R Svec (1916 - 1999)*
  Frank Svec (1880 - 1900)*
  Fred Svec (1882 - 1917)*
  Albert Svec (1884 - 1907)*
  Louis Svec (1889 - 1906)*
  Alois Svec (1889 - 1906)*
  Emma Svec Tenoper (1891 - 1974)*
  Mary H. Kuska (1891 - 1935)*
  Joseph A. Svec (1892 - 1964)*
  John William Svec (1895 - 1987)
  Edward Mike Svec (1898 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Beadle County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Feb 06, 2014
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John William Svec
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