Funeral services will be held Thursday for Antony Znaniecki, 43, who died of injuries Feb. 10 from a dirt bike wreck near his home in Hillcrest Estates.Znaniecki was riding his dirt bike on private property and had an accident, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office said.
Znaniecki relatives found him unresponsive on the property. Family members and neighbors employed life-saving measures until first responders arrived. The North Platte rescue unit received the 911 call at 5:17 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.
Rescuers continued to care for Znaniecki, who was taken to Great Plains Health, where he died in the emergency room.
Visitation is set Tuesday and Wednesday and services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. He will be buried with military honors in Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Tony was born on May 9, 1973 and graduated from North Platte High in 1991. He attended Mid-Plains Community College and became an Auto Body Technician in 1993. In May 1993, he joined the U.S. Marines and served until 1997, according to his obituary.
On Jan. 15, 1995, Tony married Chari Lynn Wilcox in 1995 and they made their home in North Platte. Tony was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1997, first as a brakeman then an engineer. He was working with the railroad at the time of his death.
Tony was a member of the Nebraska Cornhusker Motocross Association and Tri-State Dirt Riders. He loved his dirt bikes, classic muscle cars, car shows and throwing candy out during parades. If it had wheels and a motor, he liked it, his family said in his obituary. Everything was a race to him.
He enjoyed life and loved his cats and dogs, doing yard work and most of all his wife and family.
He leaves behind Chari, two sons, Markus and Corbin; mother and stepfather, Camila and Glenn Odvarka, and mother-in-law, Marilyn Wilcox, all of North Platte, as well as many others.
Visitation will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.
The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 16 at Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Dynette Oberg officiating. Buriat at Fort McPherson will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Fur the Love of PAWS.