Anton J. "Tony" Wirka

Anton J. "Tony" Wirka

PRAGUE – Anton J. "Tony" Wirka, 83, of Prague, died Friday, March 6, 2020, at the South Haven Living Center in Wahoo.

Tony was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Prague, to Anton and Gladys (Satorie) Wirka. He attended area schools and graduated from Prague High School. He served in the Wahoo National Guard for several years and was a helicopter mechanic. Tony loved operating big machinery and worked for the Saunders County Road Department for over 44 years. He was instrumental in elevating many of the roads in Saunders County. He loved working in his shop, watching sports and visiting with friends and family. Tony was a member of the Eagles Club in Wahoo.

He is survived by his sister, Donna (Gawaine) Dvorak of Wahoo; two sisters-in-law, Suzi Wirka of Lincoln and Elaine Wirka of Fremont and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Karl and LeRoy Wirka and one sister and brother-in-law, Betty (Charles) Prochaska.

Funeral service will be held Monday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City. Jerry L. Kracl will officiate. Lunch will be held in the Prague Parish Hall.

Visitation will be Monday 10 to 11 a.m.

Committal will be in the Prague National Cemetery

Memorials in care of the family for future designation.

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