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Floyd Ondrak

February 4, 1936 — February 6, 2021

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Floyd went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 6, 2021.  He was born February 4, 1936 in Ravenna, Nebraska to Ernest Dick “Doc” and Ethel Lucille Ondrak.

Floyd grew up in several towns in Nebraska including Poole, Deshler, Lushton, Litchfield, Miller, and Arnold.  He was a member of the 1952 State Champion Arnold Legion Baseball team.  He graduated from Arnold High School in 1953.

Following graduation, he worked various jobs including assisting in his dad’s blacksmith shop, the Arnold Creamery, custom harvest crews that travelled from Texas to Montana, and farming for Fred Vogel.

In 1959 he joined the Army and served for two years.  He returned to Arnold and married Carmen Vogel in 1962 and they made their home on a farm south of Arnold.  In 1975 Floyd opened his own welding shop then worked as a custodian at the Arnold Public School and Callaway Good Samaritan Center.

After his retirement he obtained his CDL and drove trucks, took up woodworking, and continued his lifelong hobby of fishing. 

Floyd was cub scout leader for Pack 108, coached Little League baseball, and attended Tallin Church all of his adult life.

Floyd was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife Carmen, sisters Josephine Daily Kraft, Anna Mae Mars, Marge Ruth Jones, nieces JoGayle Daily Stanley, Candy Jones, nephews Jack Mars, Andy Mars, Doug Jones and Marc Petersen.

He is survived by his three children Lucinda (Chris) Radebaugh of South Africa, Denise (Phil) Kass of Omaha, Jeff (Julie) Ondrak of Fairbury.  Eight grandchildren Lynette (Josh) Carpenter, Hannah Hochstein, Jennifer (Brandon) Mitchell, Aaron, Austin, and Alex Kass, and Patrick and Joy Ondrak.  Six great grandchildren Zach, James, and Elizabeth Carpenter, Grace and Aticus Hochstein and Delaney McCauley.  Brother-in-law Don (Shirley) Jones and Leon (Janie) Vogel.  Sister-in-laws Carol Birkey, Doris (Mike) Petersen.  Many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 11:30 AM at the Tallin Church south of Arnold.  Burial services will be held on Wednesday February 10, at 10:30 AM at the Arnold Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday February 9, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Arnold Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Fire and Rescue.  The church services will be lived streamed at www.govierbrothers.com.  Words of encouragement and remembrance may be left at www.govierbrothers.com. Govier Brothers Mortuary/Arnold Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.    

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