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Robert Nechanicky, 84

April 15, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Robert Nechanicky, 84, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 from complications from pneumonia. Funeral services were held at Cedar Memorial.

Robert was born in 1931 on the family farm near Buckingham, Iowa. He graduated from Traer High School in Traer, Iowa where he was very active in high school sports including track, baseball and football, voted most outstanding athlete. He then attended Iowa State University where he obtained a Bachelors degree in engineering. While there he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and ROTC. He was commissioned in the Air Force and served during the Korean War. He was very proud of his military service and was fortunate to be able to go to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program. He began his professional career at Amana Refrigeration where he retired after working there for over 30 years. He was a very enthusiastic lifelong fan of all things Iowa State University and also a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes (when they weren't playing the Cyclones!) He was an avid fisherman, morel mushroom hunter and loved to play bridge with a neighborhood bridge club in his younger days. He also loved to travel around the world where his trips included destinations of Europe and Alaska as well as Australia. However, the greatest joy in Papa Nick's long life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob aka 'Nick' is survived by his wife Charlotte Janda-Nechanicky whom he married in May 1990, daughter Joanne Philips (Dave) of Belle Plaine, IA, son Jeff Nechanicky (Penny) of Washington, D.C, sister Barbara Fishman (John) of Swisher, IA, son John Nechanicky (Mindi) of Suwanee, GA, step-daughter Julie Copeland (Parrish) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Jeff Janda (Lara) of San Diego, CA. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and sisters Celia Scott (William) and Mildred Nechanicky both of Waterloo, IA. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews.

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Bob is preceded in death by his parents William and Marie Nechanicky, brothers Marcel and William, two sons Stuart Nechanicky (Shari), and Richard Nechanicky (Beth).

Memorials may be made in his name to the American Legion Post 671 of Swisher, IA 52338.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at under Obituaries.



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