Funeral services for Ronald John Veskrna, 87, of Norfolk, NE, will be Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave. Reverend Matt Gilmore will officiate. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Chapel. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Madison, NE. Military honors will be conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 35, and VFW Post 5763. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Home for Funerals website. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk.
Ron passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Norfolk.
Ron was born on April 24, 1934 to Louis and Lucy (Hottovy) Veskrna on the family farm by David City, Nebraska. He attended District 58 Country School and graduated from David City High School in 1952. He worked on the family farm until entering the U.S Army in 1954 where he served until 1956.
He married Sharon K. Rakowsky on January 14, 1958 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ron and Sharon lived in Lincoln until they moved to Norfolk in 2017. Ron worked in the maintenance departments at American Stores for several year, Reality Company and then Northeast High School until retirement.
Ron loved fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening and polka music. Ron, with his wife Sharon, for over 40 years, loved to take a yearly fishing trip to Merritt Reservoir by Valentine, Nebraska. When he wasn’t fishing, he was hunting, gardening or woodworking. His woodworking included a large doll house, toy box, wooden high chair, school desks, and much more. He also traveled to many countries but his favorite was the Polka Joe bus tours.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sharon K. Veskrna; children, Cindy (Randy) Deckard of Lincoln, Jeff (Susanna) Veskrna of Norfolk; granddaughter Hannah Veskrna of Omaha; step-granddaughter, Rachael Deckard of Lincoln; and sister, Diane (Bill) Payne of Lincoln.
Ron is preceded in death by granddaughter, Sarah K. Veskrna in 2003; grandson, Wade L. Veskrna in 2003; parents, Louis and Lucy Veskrna; brothers, Leo Veskrna, Louis Veskrna, Al Veskrna, Don Veskrna; sister, Phyllis Veskrna; and sister-in-law, Lucretia Heaps.
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