Vern R. Planansky

HEMINGFORD — Vern R. Planansky, 100, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home near Hemingford.

Vern was born Nov. 19, 1917 in Hemingford, Neb., to James and Sophie (Caha) Planansky.

He married Helen C. Jezek on Feb. 11, 1947, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Hemingford.

Vern was a consummate family man. He always had time for whatever the family was involved in. He loved to attend auctions with his wife of 71 years, Helen. He was always a part of a good card game. In his younger years he was an avid photographer. He was always asked if he lived his whole life on the farm and his stock answer was, “Not yet.”

He is survived by his wife, Helen Planansky of Hemingford; his children, Gary Planansky and his girlfriend Michele of North Platte, Dennis and his wife Barbara Planansky of North Platte, Rod and his wife Deb Planansky of Hemingford, and Christy and her husband Steve Fischer of Omaha. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Victor and Louis, and his sister Clara.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Hemingford. Father Tim Stoner will officiate. Interment will be in the Hemingford Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the church or the Hemingford Volunteer Firefighter’s Association.

Online condolences may be left at Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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