GARNER – Lewis L. Nedved, 90, of Garner died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, June 4th at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan with Fr. Jim Dubert officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan with a Catholic Workman rosary at 4 P.M. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Cataldo Funeral Home in Garner is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Lewis L. Nedved Memorial Fund.
Lewis Leo Nedved, the third of seven children of Stanley and Mary (Bastyr) Nedved, was born August 21, 1925 on the family farm a half-mile north of Duncan. Lewis attended Garfield No. 9 country school and graduated from Britt High School in 1942. Following graduation, he helped his father on the farm. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II from August of 1945 until his honorable discharge in January of 1947. Lewis took training in Alabama and then was sent to Korea where he was stationed in Seoul. He was then sent to the Philippines for International Morse School and became a Radio Operator teaching in Korea. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home and worked on building roads and at an implement shop. On August 3, 1948, he married Barbara Liska at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan. They lived in Garner until December of 1950 when they moved to a farm 2 ½ miles north of Duncan where they raised their family. They farmed for 38 years there until 1988 when they moved back to the family farm. During all of this time he was also part-time field man for the ASC (Farm Service) for 30 years. In 1995 the couple retired from farming and moved into Garner. Lewis enjoyed his large garden in Garner, fishing, hunting, playing cards and helping his son, Lew on the farm. In his later years, he continued to operate the combine. He also enjoyed picking strawberries at Furleigh Farms and mushrooms at Eagle Lake and Pilot Knob.
He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Catholic Workman FCSLA w51, Britt American Legion and was a lifetime member of the Garner VFW. Lewis was proud to be a part of organizing the Hancock County Veterans Memorial in Garner.
Lewis is survived by his wife, Barb, of Garner; four children, Mary Ann (Loren “Joe”) Michels of Lakeville, MN, Tom (Rachel) Nedved of Eldora, Lew (Andrea) Nedved of Britt and Jolene (Mike) Leerar of Garner; grandchildren, Katie Michels (boyfriend, Martin Schoen), Jon Michels, Alycia Michels, Andrea (Eric) Magill, Adrienne Nedved, Nathan Nedved, Kayla Leerar and Jacob Leerar; three sisters, Adeline Kral of Apple Valley, MN, Blanche Habermaier of St. Paul, MN and Sally (Bill) Bauer of New Prague, MN; a brother, Ed (Kitty) Nedved of Sussex, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert and Jerry Nedved.
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