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Obituary

Don Voboril Jr.

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Don Voboril Jr. – A Life Well Lived
On December 25, 2023, Don Voboril Jr., loving husband, father, and brother, passed away peacefully at his home in Homosassa, Florida at the age of seventy-three. Don was born May 29, 1950, in David City, Nebraska to Donald and Bernice (Stastny) Voboril.

He lived in Lincoln, NE and graduated from Pius X. Don married Susan Shueey in 1974 until her passing in 1988. To this union a daughter Sara Anne was born. On July 1, 2006, Don and Christy Wusk were married in Adams, NE where they made their home and developed wonderful friendships.

He spent 42 years working for BNSF Railroad as a heavy equipment mechanic until his retirement and never looked back. He was known as a generous and compassionate soul. His passion was duck hunting, fishing, river rafting, and just spending time with nature. He was an avid trap shooter. He enjoyed elk hunting trips to Colorado and Idaho. Don was always ready for the next adventure. He was also an avid Husker fan. He had a love for great food and would try about anything. He was also ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and had a large heart.

Don is survived by his loving wife Christy, daughter Sara (Travis) Porter, siblings Mary Voboril and Therese Voboril, Uncles Dennis Stastny (Arlene) and Leonard Stastny and many cousins. Sister-in-law Deanna Warnken, Brother-in-law Ronald Shueey, nieces Shari (Steve) Wilkins, Angie Lindsly, nephews Bob (Ginny) Shueey, Ryan (Kathy) Shueey, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends who became like family. He will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cancer Partners of Nebraska and Vitas Hospice for their compassionate care as he finished his journey with Cancer.

A Celebration of Life: 1:00 PM Monday, May 6, 2024, at Roper & Sons South Chapel (40th & Yankee Hill) Lincoln, NE with Father Andy Hammeke officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the family for future designation.

Services

May6

Celebration of Life

CST

Roper & Sons South Chapel

3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill)
Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 261-5907

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January 30, 2024

Final Tribute to a Sibling: Don, affectionately known as, “Donnie” was my “Big Brother.” When I was little I thought of him as, “My Boss.” I loved it when we drove fast in his maroon Chevy. He gave me a hand-made beaded necklace which our parents dubbed, “Hippy-Beads.” He sang, “King of the Road” around the house. He was cool! He played SANTA for me and I did the same thing for his daughter, Sara. Don taught me to say, “Burn rubber Mom” whenever she was driving. When I fell into a snow drift over my head and cried he pulled me out. He and his neighbor took me to an Easter egg hunt at Gateway and then to a movie. Sitting me in the middle they were delighted to “help” snack on my candy. Don inspired “quality” eating. We munched on hot-dogs at Lums, devoured snow ice-cream and he stressed drinking an Orange Julius was always a good idea. We flew kites at Mickel, and fished for catfish at the Linwood cabin. Don conned me into cleaning his car for “two-bits” and then in the afternoon proudly drove our paternal Grandfather in the Dwight Czech Days parade. I participated in both of his weddings. Don helped facilitate getting our dad into alcohol rehab. When dad died, Don assumed the responsibility of distributing boxes of chocolate covered cherries on Christmas Eve. We did not see each other much, but Don was there when it mattered. Don would not want us dwelling upon his death, but living our personal lives to the fullest extent – for life is far too short. Honor him by scheduling some fun ASAP. Join me in saying, “So long Donnie until we all see you again. Do not forget to tell Bob Devaney hi.” Peace and love always.

– Kid Sister — Therese Voboril
January 16, 2024

Christy, we are so sorry to see that Don has passed. Our condolences to all of you. The Lord is the healer of the brokenhearted. He is the one who bandages their wounds. Psalm 147:3

– Your baseball friends Ron & Yvonne Dahl
January 16, 2024

Dear Therese, Our condolences on the loss of your brother. So sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the good Lord and by fond memories of times you shared together. Love, Rose, Terry, and Jennifer Russell.

– R Russell

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