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Dennis James Fiala

March 5, 1942 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Dennis Fiala Obituary

Dennis James Fiala was born on March 5, 1942 to Michael and Evelyn (Kozisek) Fiala on the farm near Bee, Nebraska.  He attended Dwight Assumption High School graduating in 1960.  On April 15, 1967 Dennis was united in marriage to Loretta Knap at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Valparaiso, Nebraska.  His greatest joy was raising his nine children and spending time with his grandkids. Dennis worked for Goodyear in Lincoln for 36 years and he was involved with the workers union and served as a union steward. He served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Dwight American Legion Post 110. He also farmed, raised livestock and was an Archer Oil distributer.  In his free time, he enjoyed playing the accordion, including founding the Fiala-la-la Polka Band, playing at many family wedding receptions. He was a volunteer for both 4-H and FFA.  Commonly when he met someone, with a smile, he would introduce himself as Dennis the Menace. He enjoyed fishing with family and friends. His life was one of service to God and his family, and always standing up and willing to provide a helping hand to others. Faith, Family, Freedom, Fun - He was very strong in his faith. Dennis passed away on January 28, 2024 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 81.  He is survived by his children whom all remain in Nebraska, Jim (Amy) Fiala of Valley, Larry (Mendy) Fiala of Papillion, David (Neelee) Fiala of Lincoln, Jeannie (Jason) Damm of Lincoln, Janelle (Marc) Smith of Milford, Andrea (Danny) Furasek of Valparaiso, Andy (Andrea) Fiala of Lincoln, Steve Fiala of Seward and Susie (Shane) Farr of Farnam; grandchildren, Harmony and Melony Fiala, Anna Fiala, Will, Ettarie and Ruby Fiala, Jesse (Samatha) and Josh (Lou) Damm, Thomas Belleau and Ella Smith, Alaina, Adam, Abby, Cody and Justin Furasek, Alex, Clare, Gabe, Marie and Lucy Fiala, Sofie, Stetson, Sadie, Stella and Simon Farr; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy Fiala, Lloyd and Rita Fiala, Joe and Elsie Fiala; and a host of family and friends. Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Fiala; parents, Michael and Evelyn Fiala; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Fiala. 

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Friday
February 2, 2024

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
152 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Rosary
Friday
February 2, 2024

7:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
152 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Mass
Saturday
February 3, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
152 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Committal

Seward Cemetery
North Hwy. 15
Seward, NE 68434

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