Lumir G. Hayek, 80, of Ord passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord.
Mr. Hayek’s wishes were to be cremated. The family will greet friends on
Saturday, December 23, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Calamity
Jane’s Steakhouse in Ord. Inurnment Services and Military Honors
will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Fort
McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell, Nebraska. Memorials are
suggested to the Ord Volunteer Fire Department. Ord Memorial Chapel
is in charge of the arrangements.
Lumir George was born May 10, 1937, on the farm in the Springdale Township of
Valley County, Nebraska to Henry and Marie (Valla) Hayek. He received
his education at Springdale Country School and Ord High School.
Lumir entered the United States Army in November of 1955. He served in
active duty until November of 1958; achieving the rank of SP5 and
remained in the Army Reserves until his honorable discharge in
November of 1961.
Following the military, Lumir returned to Ord where he worked various jobs. He
drove a milk truck for O’Haloran Dairy before beginning his long
term employment with Boilesen Elevator; and continued to run the
family farm after his father’s death. In 1985, Lumir went to work
at Trotter Fertilizer and Propane where he worked until his
retirement in 2009.
On March 1, 1985, Lumir was united in marriage to Emily (Nelsen) Rice at Curtis,
Nebraska, and became the step-father to Stacy and Shannon.
Lumir was a member of the Valley Rods Car Club and a lifetime member of the Ord
Stock car racing and NASCAR were a big part of Lumir’s life. He and Emily
attended many races at various tracks in Nebraska. In the 1950’s
and 60’s Lumir drove his own stock car at area tracks. The couple
attended NASCAR races in Michigan, Virginia, and many other states
for over 20 years. Lumir’s favorite track was Bristol in Tennessee.
He is survived by his wife, Emily of Ord; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Stacy and Joel Streff of Ord and Shannon and Brent Phillips of Little
Elm, Texas; three granddaughters, Kelsey Streff and Mackenzie and
Hailey Phillips; and his constant companion, Chloe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mildred Slagle,
Irene Stanek and Alyce Peters; and a brother, Lesley “Lad”