Roger A. Jirovsky

Nov. 15, 1951 –  May 3, 2022


Roger Anthony Jirovsky, of Seward, was born Nov. 15, 1951, to Frank and Antonia (Bohuslavsky) Jirovsky in Seward.

He attended East Butler, graduating in 1970. On April 12, 1980, Roger was united in marriage to Lorie Odvody at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward. He worked for Henningsen Foods in David City, Seward Lumber and then at Tenneco automotive for 40 years while farming. In his free time, he enjoyed farming with his brothers Carl and Dave as well as hunting. He especially enjoyed family get-togethers and polka dancing. Roger passed away May 3, 2022, in Lincoln, at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 18 days.

He is survived by his wife, Lorie Jirovsky of Seward; children, Jamie (Jason) Stephens of San Antonio, Texas, and Craig Jirovsky of Seward; grandchildren, Baron, Rose, Viviana and Owen Stephens; brothers, Carl (Ellen) Jirovsky of Seward, Dave (Beth) Jirovsky of Bee, and Steve (Suzanne) Jirovsky of Bee; and sister, Barb (Reg) Hain of Central City. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Antonia Jirovsky; stepmother, Lillian Jirovsky; sister, Bonnie Jirovsky; parents-in-law, Phil and Marlene Odvody; daughters, Trisha and Tasha Jirovsky.

Mass of Christian Burial was May 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward with committal in the Seward Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Jirovsky family. Condolences may be left for the family online at