Alfred was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials have been established to the Western Rescue Squad, in care of Rod Nickell, 110 NW Av, Western, NE 68464. A memorial service however is being planned for the residents and staff at Fairview Manor in Fairmont at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, with Pastor Brian Tuma officiating, because of the restrictions from the coronavirus.
Alfred George Brejcha was born on a farm two miles north of Western, Nebraska to Alfred F. and Anna E. (Homolka) Brejcha on February 21, 1927. He attended Western Public School and following graduation, he worked with his parents on the family farm. Alfred had four siblings, sisters, Mary Ann and Erma Jean, a brother, Rollen Dale and an infant brother who passed at birth. Alfred joined the U.S Army in 1944, serving the conclusion of World War II and continuing onto the start of the Korean Conflict. Alfred returned home from his service in 1945 to live and work on the farm. In 1951, Alfred met the love of his life, Joan Adare Lindstrom at the Play-Mor Ballroom. They were united in marriage on August 31, 1952, in Gresham. To this union five children were born, Jean A, Alfred P., William R., John T. and Rodney D.
Al and Jo enjoyed farming together until he retired in 1991. Following their retirement, they enjoyed many trips together. Especially trips showing their collection of antique engines at numerous shows throughout the US including many at Camp Creek in Nebraska and Cottonwood Springs in Arizona. Al and Jo also enjoyed hosting and attending many family holidays and birthdays. Al especially looked forward to a good game of Euchre with his granddaughter. Alfred embraced and passed on his Czech heritage to his family through many of his activities in life which included making rohliky, koloches, kraut and dumplings, singing, playing polkas and enjoying a good pivo. He was proud to be an inspiration for his granddaughter who became the York Czech Queen in 2014-15. Alfred would often say he was a "Jack of all trades, but a master of none". Al and Jo enjoyed working together in the wood shop, going on camping trips, restoring antique engines, and just traveling to see friends and family. He will be fondly remembered for wearing his John Deere suspenders and taking advantage of his parking pass sign reserved for "John Deere Tractors Only". Alfred was proud of his children and grandchildren and all of their accomplishments over the years.
He is survived by his love of his life, Joan (Lindstrom) Brejcha, daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Tracy Remmenga, Wymore, sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred P. and Debra Brejcha, Fairbury, William R. and Terri Brejcha, Western, and Rodney and Thais Brejcha of Friend; grandchildren, Roland (Leora) Moellenberndt, Jennifer Moellenberndt, Clarkson (Jennifer) Brejcha, Wendy Williams, Jessica Brejcha, Kimberly Anderson, Amber Brejcha, Malissa (Scott) Walton, Malinda (Deloy) Davison, Amanda Brejcha, Heather Hayes, Rachel Brejcha, Tifany Brejcha, Lindsay Brejcha, Claire Brejcah and Anna Lynn Brejcha; several great-grandchildren, his sister, Mary Ann Shutts, a brother, Rollen Brejcha, sister-in-law, Margy (Milt) Lindstrom Thomas and a brother-in-law, Tom (Patsy) Lindstrom, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John T. Brejcha, a great-grandson, Mattix Wilson, sister and brother-in-law, Erma J. and Bob Edwards, brother-in-law, Don Shutts, and an infant brother.
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