Orland Kotil - June 10, 2012Orland “Curly” L. Kotil, 84, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 in York.
Memorial services will be Wednesday June 13, at 2 p.m. at Seward United Methodist Church with with Rev. Dr. Doug Griger officiating. Graveside services with military honors and burial will be at Seward Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Zabka Funeral Home in Seward. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Zabka Funeral Home.
He was born on July 26, 1927, to John and Irma (Gerner) Kotil in rural Friend.
Curly attended school in Crete before moving to Milford. Curly joined the Merchant Marines during W.W.II. After he was honorably discharged he went back to Milford.
Curly married Shirley Danekas on Oct. 3, 1948 and to this union four children were born. Curly began working at Nebraska Public Power District as a lineman in 1950. He eventually became an inspector before retiring in 1985. Curly later married Joanne “Skippy” Hill on March 14, 1992. He was a founding member of Blue Valley Bass Club and also enjoyed hunting and bowling. He was also a fan of dancing, big band music and the Huskers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Elmer; daughter-in-law Bev; grandson Jesse; niece Cindy.
Curly is survived by his wife Skippy of Seward; children, Dan Kotil of Staplehurst, Doug (Vikki) Kotil of Lincoln, Annie (Craig) Adamek of Seward, Karla (Dean) Senff of Hampton; six grandchildren, Jared Kotil of Omaha, Zeb Kotil of Seward, Amber (Jeromy) Rowse of Lincoln, Drew (Carrie) Kotil of Lincoln, Mark (Rachel) Senff of Grand Island, Nikkol Senff of Aurora and several great grandchildren; stepchildren, Marta (Tom) Roeder of Central City, Chuck (Joan) Hill of Gretna; four step grandchildren, Derek Roeder of Fullerton, Cory (Tawny) Roeder of Omaha, Whitney Hill and special friend Lawrence Weatherall of Omaha and Natalie Hill of Gretna; two brothers, Roger (Shirleen) Kotil of David City and Dallas (Darlene) Kotil of Lincoln; several nieces and a nephew.
Memorials contributions may be sent to the Kotil family.