John Lawrence Fiala, 92

John Lawrence Fiala, 92, of Lincoln, NE, passed away September 27, 2018, in Omaha. Born on January 9, 1926, in Raymond to Jerome and Bessie (Kratochvil) Fiala. John, a US Navy veteran, worked in Claims as an administrator at State Farm Insurance for many years, retiring in 1989.


He was very proud of his Czech heritage and was a co-founder of the Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant. He served in many different organizations: Czech Language Foundation, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, past president of the NE Czech's of the Panhandle, and NE Czech's Inc.


A past member of Loyal Order of Moose and a Sertoma International. John was a member of First Lutheran Church. He had been a recipient of the AK-SAR-BEN award and was a member of the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.


Survivors include: daughter-in-law, Janet Fiala, Lincoln; grandchildren Adele Fiala, Scottsbluff, John Fiala, Bellevue, Chris Fiala, Lincoln, Lisa Fiala, Omaha; three great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, three godchildren Julie Cleaver, Kristine Williams and Michael Streng; and special friend Jean Skala. 


John was preceded in death by his wife, Lois C Fiala; son, Stephen J. Fiala; sister and brother, father, mother and step-father.


Celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, NE. Pastor Dan Warnes officiating. No visitation, cremation. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha.


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