Stanley Joseph Karel
 - 2/26/2005

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Stanley Joseph Karel, age 63, of Columbus, Nebraska died Saturday, February 26, 2005 at his home. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at the New Zion Presbyterian Church in Clarkson, Nebraska with the Reverend Earl F. Underwood, Jr. officiating. Burial is in the Clarkson National Cemetery with military honors by the Clarkson V.F.W. Cornhusker Post #6419. Visitation is 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus and 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Stanley Joseph Karel was born June 24, 1941 in Stanton County, Nebraska to Joseph and Emilie (Mundil) Karel. He attended District #52 in Stanton County, Clarkson High School, and received his GED while in the service. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1963 - 1965 achieving the rank of Sergeant E-5 and receiving the Purple Heart. Following the service Stanley returned to Stanton County where he married Mary Venteicher on September 21, 1968 in Norfolk, Nebraska and farmed until 1972. He then worked for Norfolk Construction, Norfolk Iron & Metal before moving to Colorado where he was a production supervisor for Weaver Potato Chip Factory. In 1983 he moved to Columbus and has worked for the Platte County Roads as a heavy equipment operator since. He was a member of the VFW #3704, Eagles Club #1834 and Hartman Post #84 American Legion. He loved fishing, polka music and having a good time.

He is survived by:

Son: Steven Joseph (Becky) Karel of Shelton, NE
Daughter: April M. (Jeff) Warner of Willmar, MN
Brother: Jerry (Maryann) Karel of Clarkson, NE
Sister: Emily (Clyde) Kratochvil of Arvada, CO
Sister: Adeline Sedlacek of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law:Alice Karel of Omaha, NE
Sister-in-law: Deloris Karel of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law: Norma Karel of Bee, NE
Grandson: Lukas Joseph Karel of Shelton, NE
Granddaughters: Morgan & Megan Warner of Willmar, MN

He was preceded by:

Father: Joseph Karel
Mother: Emilie Karel
Sister: Libby Hockemeier
Brother: Frank Karel
Brother: Joey Karel
Brother: Milo Karel
Brother-in-law: Dorwin Hockemeier
Brother-in-law: Albin Sedlacek

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