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Dennis "Buster" D. Svehla

I am a Veteran.Dennis "Buster" D. Svehla
September 18, 1950 -  July 4, 2018

Dennis D. 'Buster' Svehla age 67, of Snyder
Died Wednesday July 4, 2018 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point

Dennis was born September 18, 1950 in Columbus, Nebraska to Longin and Stephana ‘Stanek’ Svehla. Growing up he lived in several communities including Madison, Leigh and Clarkson, graduating from Clarkson High School in 1969. After high school Dennis served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972. Dennis married Patricia Preister on February 15, 1974 in Madison, Nebraska. For a short time the couple lived in Columbus where Dennis worked for Behlen Manufacturing. In 1976, they moved to Clarkson. While in Clarkson, Dennis worked at the high school, Clarkson Implement and as a part time police officer. The couple moved to Snyder in 1988 and he worked for Danko Emergency Equipment until retiring in 2002.

Dennis played the accordion and was in numerous polka bands in the area. He was inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Snyder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, wood working and spending time with grandchildren.

Wife – Pat Svehla of Snyder
Children – Kathy Svehla of Snyder
Alden (Johnnie) Svehla of Scribner
Karen (Edward) Christy of Snyder
Alex (Shelly) Svehla of Gretna
Andy (Sara) Svehla of Columbia, MO.
Anthony (Lindsay) Svehla of Pierce
7 granddaughters and 2 grandsons
7 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Joe and Jolene Svehla.

The Funeral Mass will be10:30am Monday, July 9, 2018 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Snyder, Father Keith Rezac will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Sunday with the family present from 2pm to 5pm with a wake service at 5pm also at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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