Frances A. Pokorny

January 4, 1929 - July 18, 2011


Frances A. Pokorny, age 82 of Wahoo, died Monday, July 18, 2011 in Wahoo.

She was born January 4, 1929 in rural Prague, Nebraska to Rudolph and Frances (Chmelka) Novak. Frances married Stanley Pokorny in Wahoo on August 10, 1947. Frances’ entire life revolved around her family. As a homemaker, she was active in her children’s lives and even sewed clothing for them when they were young. Frances enjoyed baking and cooking. She regularly attended ballgames and other activities in which her grandchildren were involved. Frances was active in the Ladies Aid at Bethesda Covenant Church in Malmo, and later became a faithful member of Swedeburg Covenant Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Frances Novak, husband Stanley Pokorny, son John Rudolph Pokorny, daughters Betty Jane Pokorny and Joyce Eileen Pokorny, brothers Rudy Novak and Frank Novak, and sisters Maryann Novak and Emily Jansa.

Frances is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Robert and Kristina Pokorny of Weston; daughters and sons-in-law Maryann and John Berggren of Weston, and Margery and Thomas Holtorf of Morse Bluff; brother and sister-in-law William and Donna Novak of Mead; sister-in-law Bonny Novak of Bennet; brother-in-law Leonard Jansa of Garner, IA; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be Joel Berggren, Jeremy Berggren, Brett Holtorf, Brandon Holtorf, Jacob Pokorny, Caleb Pokorny and Benjamin Pokorny. Honorary casket bearers will be Frances’ grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with Roger and Barb Fisher and MaryAnn Novak.


Born: January 4, 1929
Death: July 18, 2011


Funeral Service

Thursday July 21, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at Swedeburg Covenant Church
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Wednesday July 20, 2011, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Pruss-Nabity Funeral Home
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Family will be present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Memorial donations may be made to:
Hospice and Home Healthcare of Saunders County
Swedeburg Covenant Church


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