Mass of Christian Burial for Vernon J. “Buzz” Mihulka, age 89, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Reverend Patrick McLaughlin will be the celebrant. Interment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Military honors conducted by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation will be Tuesday 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church with a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Home for Funeral’s website. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Vern was born on July 8, 1932, at Schuyler, NE, the son of Joe and Lillian (Vanicek) Mihulka. He graduated from Schuyler High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a resident of the Norfolk Veterans’ Home.
On May 22, 1954, Vern married Evelyn Reznicek.
Vern was a salesman for Mutual of Omaha for almost 60 years. He was very active in various organizations. He was a lifetime member of the Norfolk Jaycees. He received the “Service to Mankind” award from the Norfolk Sertoma Club. He was a Scout Master and Manager for the Crimson Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps.
Vern was an avid supporter of and loved going to Norfolk Catholic Athletic Activities, watching his grandchildren participate and for many years after.
Vern is survived by daughters Deb (Dave) Gall; Dawne (Kevin) Miller all of Norfolk, son Doug Mihulka (Maritza) of Sarasota, FL., daughter-in-law Cindy Mihulka of Braford, ON, Canada, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and sister Sharon (Richard) Hoelscher of Howells.
Vern was preceded in death by his parents; spouse Evelyn; sons Daniel and David; sisters Geraldine Mihulka and Elaine Emanual.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested for Norfolk Catholic Schools Foundation or to family designation.