Eugene D. “Pete” Petracek of Wilber Nebraska was born August 9th, 1939 in Saline County Nebraska to Edward and Emma (Vlasek) Petracek. He passed away on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 in Lincoln. Pete was a 1957 graduate of Wilber High School. After high school he worked at the Ford garage and the Mobile station in Wilber before starting at Petersen Mfg. in DeWitt. He worked there for nearly 40 years until his retirement. In April of 1976, he married Ilene Morganflash in Lincoln, Nebraska. They made their home in Wilber.
Pete enjoyed bowling and gardening. He especially enjoyed the annual Czech Days celebration and was proud of being a parade official for many years on his Honda motorcycle. He also enjoyed watching Husker sports, especially football, family gatherings and watching old game shows.
He is survived by his nephews Steve Garrison and wife Donna of DeWitt, Tim Garrison and wife Pam of DeWitt, Dustin Garrison of Beatrice, nieces Kristi Rahe of DeWitt, Kerri Thornburg and husband Kevin of DeWitt and Cyndi Novotny of Beatrice. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ilene, sister Ellen Garrison and nephew Randy Garrison.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 Quince Street, DeWitt. Visitation will be one hour before services. Interment, Wilber Czech Cemetery, Wilber. Memorials in lieu of flowers in care of the family for a future donation in Pete’s memory. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln are handling the arrangements.