Former Trumbull resident George F. Janko, 91, passed away Monday, September 21,
2020, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.
A private burial will be held at Humboldt Cemetery in Humboldt, NE. Visitation and
viewing with family present will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials
may be given to the South Central Czech Society. For the health and safety of others face
masks are required for those attending the book signing and viewing, your cooperation is
appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own
pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we
can do that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
George was born at Virginia, NE on October 21, 1928. He grew up in the Burchard,
Table Rock, and Humboldt area. He attended many rural one-room schools and worked
on the family farm plus for many neighbor farmers. George joined the U.S. Army during
the Korean War and was stationed in Colorado and Germany until his discharge. He
returned to the home farm and met his future wife at one of the many Czech dances he
attended. His wife, Norma died in 2018 after 50 years of marriage.
After their marriage, they moved to Hastings where he and Norma worked at the
Hastings Casket Company for many years. They moved to Trumbull where they raised a
big garden and sold their produce around the area.
George worked for the town of Trumbull for many years, until they both suffered poor
health and were unable to live at home.
George enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery, and doing electrical repair work. But his big
love was playing and singing along with his accordion, saw, and harmonica. Norma and
George enjoyed dancing at the many Czech festivals they attended. He played with a
group of musicians at the monthly Hoeger Hall get-togethers. George enjoyed serenading
the many children from The Ark who would come by his apartment at Good Samaritan
George was preceded in death by wife; parents; a sister; and two brothers.
Sister: Mildred Fuglemsmo – Hastings, NE
Many Nieces, Nephews, friends, and other relatives.