LaVerne J. Bohuslavsky, 87

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LaVerne John Bohuslavsky, 87, son of James Bohuslavsky and Mary Mazanec Bohuslavsky passed away at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair on April 16, 2022.  He was born in Bellwood on Sept. 8,1934, and resided at the family farm near Rising City growing up.  He is survived by the love of his life Clara Mae Wehrbein of Blair.  He is survived by his children:  David (Ying Chen) Bohuslavsky of San Deigo, Calif., Debra (John) Blomstedt of Red Oak, Iowa, and Douglas (Carol) Bohuslavsky of Ballston Spa, N.Y.  He was blessed with 7 grandchildren: JC (Elisabeth) Blomstedt of Omaha, David Bohuslavsky of Austin, Texas, Jeff Bohuslavsky of Clovis Calif., Arryn (Jake) Blomstedt Gillespie of Essex, Iowa, Helen Bohuslavsky of Brooklyn, N.Y., Grace Blomstedt of Louisville, Ky., and Luke Chen of San Diego.  He was further blessed with one great-grandson, Oliver.  He is survived by his sister Donna Bohuslavsky Griffin of Lincoln, brother Dennis (Kathleen) Bohuslavsky of Colorado Springs, Colo. and numerous friends and family members.  Preceding him in death were his parents, his sister Delores Bohuslavsky Mares, and brothers Richard Bohuslavsky and Gene Bohuslavsky.

In 1956, he enlisted in the Navy and served in both the Pacific and the Atlantic as a 3rd class boiler technician.  During one mission the USS Harlan R Dickson played a key role evacuating American citizens from Haifa, Israel as war threatened between Israel and Egypt. After leaving active service, he worked in the construction business and drove different earth moving vehicles.  He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 571B.  Besides watching sports, he enjoyed many outdoor recreations including hunting, fishing, and camping.  After retirement, he met Clara and they began their adventure called life.  One of their first great adventures was a road trip to Alaska.  They frequently went to Red Oak to watch their grandchildren in their many activities.  Eventually many years were spent as snowbirds residing in Arizona during the winter months and traveling back in their RV during the summers. After years of traveling, they settled in Blair.  They had great fun and made many friends and memories.  LaVerne loved to cook for his family and friends.  He enjoyed playing cards, pool, and horseshoes.  He enjoyed trips to the Blackhawk Casino with family and friends.   He enjoyed helping those in need whether it was giving them a ride to an appointment, helping them with a house project, or preparing food for a community event.  In 2014 he was awarded the Good Neighbor Award from the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation.

Besides sending flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Chatt Center (Tekamah’s Senior Center). 

A Visitation will be held in Blair from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 23 at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home with a blessing at 2:30 pm.

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