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Obituary for Vernon "Vern" Virka

Vernon A. “Vern” Virka 78 of Morse Bluffs, Nebraska passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. He was born January 15, 1944 in Fremont to Emil and Emma (Nesladek) Virka.

Vern was a lifelong farmer in the Morse Bluff area. He married Sharon Tank February 7, 1961 at Faith Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

He was a 30 plus year charter member of the Morse Bluff Volunteer Fire Department and was a former Fire Chief.

Vern is survived by his sons, Randy E. Virka and Michael J. (Christine) Virka all of Morse Bluff; sister, Darlene (Jim) Becker; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brother-in-law, Gary (Judy) Tank; stepbrothers, Mert (Colleen) Heinemann, Eldon (Ellen) Heinemann and Myron (Doreen) Heinemann; step-sister, Pam (Dick) Nolte and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon; and stepfather, John Heinemann.

Memorial Service will be 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Moser Memorial Chapel in North Bend. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-7 also at Moser’s in North Bend. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend.

Memorials to the family for a fund yet to be established.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel, 1040 N. Main St. North Bend, NE 68649 402-652-8159.