Emil Zelasney
Age - 67
9/9/1941 - 9/15/2008

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 AM, 
Thursday, September 18, 2008
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Silver Creek,  NE 

6:00 PM, 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Silver Creek,  NE 

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Silver Creek,  NE 
4-6 pm Wednesday
Thursday 9:30 am until service time

St. Lawrence Cemetery
Silver Creek,  NE 

Military Honors
Silver Creek American Legion Post #263
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Emil Zelasney of Silver Creek died Monday, September 15, 2008 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Emil Alex Zelasney was born September 9, 1941 in Genoa to Alex and Helen (Dush) Zelasney. He grew up in the Clarks, Silver Creek, and Duncan areas. He graduated from Clarks High School in 1959. Emil entered the US Army and served from 1959-1961. He returned to the Silver Creek area where he lived the majority of his life. He was united in marriage to Carol Jean Martin on December 1, 1962 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus. Emil worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for several years before going to work as a full time thoroughbred horse trainer, owner, and breeder. Emil's horses' raced primarily on the Nebraska Circuit. In 1989, Emil had the Budweiser Stakes winning horse Fabled Kahn who set the then track record at Fonner Park. Emil's passion was his horses, sports, the huskers, and the Chicago Cubs. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the Nebraska Breeders Association, and the American Legion.

He is survived by:
Wife Carol Zelasney Silver Creek, NE
Son Michael (Kris) Zelasney Silver Creek, NE
Grandchildren Corbin and Cody Zelasney
Son Kenneth Zelasney Silver Creek, NE
Son John (Rhonda) Zelasney Mesa, AZ
Granddaughter Danielle Zelasney
Step Granddaughter Mikaela Runquist
Step Great Granddaughter Alea
Daughter Mary Jo (Bret) Jacob Bennington, NE
Grandchildren Seth and Megan Jacob
Daughter Emily (fiance' Bob Dubas) Zelasney Clarks, NE
Granddaughter Jacey Dubas
Sister Genevieve (Robert) Miller Columbus, NE
Sister Leona (Sam) Prososki Columbus, NE
Sister Phyllis Zelasney Columbus, NE
Brother Ray (Rosie) Zelasney Bellevue, NE

He is preceded in death by:
Brother Leonard "Butch" Zelasney
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