April 4, 1937- July 27, 2018
Donald Woita, 81, of Valparaiso, passed away July 27, 2018, at The Monarch in Lincoln.
The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at Sts. Mary and Joseph Church in Valparaiso. Viewing was from 9-10:30 a.m. July 31 with a 10 a.m. rosary service, all at the church. Burial was at 2 p.m. July 31 at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Brainard. Memorials have been suggested to family wishes.
Donald was born April 4, 1937, to William J. and Ella (Focher) Woita in Prague. At the age of five they moved to a farm by Ulysses. He graduated from Ulysses High School. On Nov. 28, 1959, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Holesovsky at Holy Trinity Church in Brainard. They have lived on a farm by Valparaiso since 1963.
Donald farmed all of his life, and raised cattle, hogs, and chickens. He enjoyed collecting toy tractors and was an amateur photographer. Don was a member of Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Valparaiso and sang in the choir. He was also a former School Board Member of District 118, and a member of the Saunders County Livestock Feeders, Knights of Columbus, Archer Oil, Vigortone Feed, Soybean Association, Corn Growers, and the Saunders County Pork Producers.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Woita of Valparaiso; children Bruce (Lisa) Woita of Valparaiso, Bryan (Lori) Woita of Valparaiso, Diane Znamenacek of Lincoln, and Denise (Quinten) Dallas of Lincoln; brother Bill Woita; sister Dorene (Jerome) Novacek; grandchildren Michael (Allie) Znamenacek, Tyler Znamenacek, Mitchell Znamenacek, Maegan Woita, Nathan Woita, Rachel Woita, Brandi Woita and Nicole Woita; two great-grandchildren Brennan and Hayden Znamenacek.
Donald in preceded in death by his parents, and sister-in-law Margaret Woita.