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Elaine Heavican

October 11, 2018

Elaine Heavican

Sept. 30, 1937 -- Oct. 5, 2018

Elaine Heavican, 81, of Schuyler, died Oct. 5, 2018, at Brookstone Acres in Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Schuyler, with Rev. Gerald Gonderinger as celebrant. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 with a 7 p.m. rosary for Knights and Parish at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler. Visitation will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Committal will be in the Schuyler Cemetery, with lunch following in the church hall. Memorials may be made in care of the family for future designation.

Elaine Heavican was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Clarkson to William and Vlasta (Glodowski) Houfek. She graduated from Clarkson High School and worked at Mutual of Omaha. On Nov. 17, 1956, she married Bernard Heavican at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Schuyler. They lived in Schuyler where Elaine raised their five children and babysat for others as well. She later worked for 15 years at Cargill Meat Solutions and then cooked at the Schuyler Grade School. She was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and the Little Flower Altar Society. Elaine loved cooking, spending time with family, and especially loved to follow the grandkids in all their activities.

Elaine is survived by her husband Bernard of Schuyler, one daughter Shelly Whisenant of Schuyler; four sons Tim (Kaye) Heavican and Todd (Cindy) Heavican of Schuyler, Terry (Pat) Heavican of Wylie, Texas; and Patrick Heavican of Omaha; two brothers William Houfek and Ron (Julie) Houfek of Schuyler; brother-in-law Anthony Ferrari of Stockton, California; daughter-in-law Amy Heavican of Omaha; 13 grandchildren: Tanya (Matt) Prochaska, Drew Whisenant, Brent (Stacy) Heavican, Cole (Tosha) Heavican, Tara (Dave) Chamberlin, Jeff (Jill) Kruger, Tami (Charlie) Vaughan, Jackie (Ryan) Tuff, Colin, Joey and Nathan Heavican, Tayla Heavican and Cailey (Zach) Noonan; 15 great-grandchildren: JaeLeigh and Braxton Prochaska, Karissa, Carter and Treyton Heavican, Zebediah and Luella Heavican, Brielle Chamberlin, Madison, Tyler and Lanie Kruger, Kylee and Brooks Vaughan and Kristin and Lincoln Tuff, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Vlasta Houfek, parents-in-law Mart and Vera Heavican, and sister-in-law Joan Ferrari.

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