Vlasta Kavan

Vlasta Kavan

April 29, 1917 - April 9, 2021
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Vlasta A. Kavan, 103 years, of Fremont, NE passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at Nye Legacy in Fremont.

She was born on April 29, 1917 to Rudolph and Emma (Hines) Kavan on a farm East of Linwood, NE. She had a sister Wilma, born April 8, 1915. She had two brothers, Raymond born July 31, 1920 and Arnold born September 14, 1932. She started her career as a school teacher, teaching at District 56 in 1936. After teaching at District 56 for two years at forty-five dollars a month, she started teaching at District 10 for sixty dollars a month for three years. She taught for two years in Morse Bluff, NE and another two years in Schuyler, NE. Vlasta worked for the Fremont Public Schools for thirty-seven years as a teacher and then a principal.

In 1949, Vlasta received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Midland College and earned this by attending summer school. In 1957, she received her Master of Education degree at the University of Nebraska, which was accomplished through attending night school and summer school classes.

In 1982, Vlasta retired from teaching. She was very involved at church and hospital volunteer work. She joined Altrusa, AAUW, retired teachers, and Pi Lambda Theta.

Vlasta moved to Nye Legacy in 2011 after living at Nye Square for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Wilma (Adolph) Mares; brothers, Raymond (Janet) Kavan and Arnold Kavan; nieces, Kristy Kavan and Kim Kavan.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Lorraine Kavan; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be 10:30, Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Presbyterian Church in Fremont. Rev. Earl Underwood will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to Fremont Public School Foundation or the Presbyterian Church.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday April 15, 2021 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Thursday April 15, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am
    Presbyterian Church
    520 W. Linden Ave.
    Fremont, Nebaska 68025
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  • Service

    Thursday April 15, 2021 | 10:30am
    Thursday April 15, 2021 10:30am
    Presbyterian Church
    520 W. Linden Ave.
    Fremont, Nebaska 68025
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    Earl Underwood
  • Interment

    Memorial Cemetery
    800 West 23rd Street
    Fremont, Nebraska 68025
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Kayla Petersen

Posted at 12:36pm
She was such a beautiful soul, I loved working with her at Nye Legacy. Many thoughts and prayers to the family on the loss of such a wonderful woman, she will be greatly missed!!


Posted at 12:13pm
I had just mailed Vlasta a birthday card and then read about her passing. She taught at District 10, where I was a student. Her sister Wilma was one of my teachers at District 10 (and Arnie was one of her students at that time also). Then, later when I became a teacher in Fremont, she was a principal at one of the Fremont Public Schools. Later, when I joined Altrusa, I had a chance to really get to know her. I have many a fond memory of Vlasta.

Peggy L Dudley

Posted at 07:40am
Way back in the mid 1950's I was in 3rd grade at Northside School in Fremont. Miss Kavan was my part time teacher. She was also the principal at that time I think. I remember what a nice lady she was. Very good teacher. Another lady taught us in the morning, if I remember correctly and Miss Kavan was in the afternoon. So nice to be able to see a recent picture of her.

Rhonda L Cain Eichner

Posted at 06:57pm
She was my principal an awesome I have always wondered about her my prayers and condolences to you all

Sharon Carlson

Posted at 03:23pm
Vlasta was a great mentor to me and many other teachers in the Fremont School district. It was because of her leadership and confidence that I continued to teach for as long as I did. She always hosted great Christmas staff parties with good food and great games. She was hard to beat as an administrator. My sympathies to her family at this time. Sharon Toelle Carlson

JoAnn (Porter) Baker Posted at 06:53pm

Ms. Kavan was my principal during elementary school, remember her very well, she was a dear woman and I have fond memories of her. Prayers to her family.

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