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Kurt Thomas Podany

September 19, 1965 — October 14, 2022

Kurt Thomas Podany, age 57, passed away peacefully at his home on October 14, 2022.

He was born September 19, 1965 to Robert and Marilyn (St. John) Podany in Omaha, NE, and the youngest of their five children. Kurt lived in Omaha the majority of his life, frequently traveling around the world pursuing his martial arts career and outdoor adventures. Kurt was an accomplished martial artist fighter, teacher, and mentor to hundreds of students. Kurt was also a seasoned outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. His pride and joy in life was family, love, laughter, discipline, and sharing life's moments with others.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by father, Robert F. Podany; mother, Marilyn R. Podany.

Kurt is survived by Stacey Podany - wife, of Omaha, Shae Podany - daughter, Collin Podany - son, Nathan Thomas - son, Emily Wesley - daughter, Elirah Moore - granddaughter. Also survived by siblings Mike Podany, Mark Podany, Jan Podany-Buford, and Sue (Podany) Wertzberger, and several nieces and nephews.

6 Universal Truths about Existence of Life

Written by Kurt Podany

1. Higher Purpose: I am here for a reason. To help others and share my love to
others. Love expands.
2. Communion: To spend time listening to others and sharing each other's
stories, passions, and time. Forgiving all who I feel have wronged me
because in truth they have not.
3. Awareness: I will spend quiet time feeling the outdoors and the world
around me. Feeling with all my senses how I belong and am a part of it all.
4. Acceptance: I accept that I am part of something much larger than my own
existence. I choose to be here, what I do, and what happens is a projection
of an internal condition I am in. I accept that those around me are the same
and going through similar experiences. We are all more alike than different.
This brings me peace.
5. Creativity: I will create ways to better the world around me. I create ways
to defend ourselves and teach others this art to the best of my ability. I will
create ways to bring my family closer together in daily life.
6. Being: Spend time observing and listening to people in public. Serving time
watching others interact knowing we all come from the same Creator.
Study and notice my relationship with the universe, especially the Earth.

See you on the other side. Namaste.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Unity Church of Omaha

3424 N 90th St, Omaha, NE 68134

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