Charles Anthony Barnas was born to George and Eleanor (Walla) Barnas on June 18, 1955 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. He moved with his family to Wilber at a young age where he grew up with his six siblings. Chuck graduated from Wilber-Clatonia High School in 1973. He then attended college for a couple years.
He was united in marriage to Linda Grove on June 16, 1990 at the United Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. This union was blessed with two children, Erin and Anthony.
Linda and Chuck made their home in Lincoln, later moving to Greeley, CO for a number of years. They returned to Lincoln in 2005.
Chuck worked maintenance for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and later for Lincoln Public Schools prior to his retirement. In his spare time, Chuck enjoyed reading, being outdoors with his pet Yorkies, fishing, coin and antique collecting, going to flea markets, and history. He especially enjoyed time with his family. His faith and his family were always most important to him. Chuck was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by those who knew him.
He passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife Linda, daughter Erin Thuman and husband Jonathan and son Anthony Barnas of Lincoln, grandchildren, Bryson and Madelyn Thuman, siblings, Catherine Sire and husband Dave of Lincoln, Patricia Wolfe and husband Tom of Norfolk, Steven Barnas and wife Allison of Wilber, Mary Lou Crisman and husband Tom of Crete and Barbara Svoboda and husband Ted of Lincoln, brothers and sisters in law, Jim and Cheryl Grove and Bob and Ann Curry of Tecumseh, numerous nieces nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Greg, nephew, Adam Svoboda, great-nephews Aidan Curry, brother-in-law Steven Grove and parents-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Alice Grove.
Mass of Christian Burial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2023 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Father Christopher Kubat officiating. Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. The service was also livestreamed on the Wherry Mortuary Facebook page and a link to the livestream is now available on the bottom of the webpage.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., with family greeting friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2023 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.
Memorials may go to the family’s choice.
Inurnment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska, at a later date.
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