Duane L. Burbach
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Duane L. Burbach, age 82 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartington, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons - Bryan Kalin, Travis Kalin, Aaron Kalin, Carter Krei, Chris Haberer, Michael Wolfe, and Josh Wolfe.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren & their spouses, great grandchildren.

Duane Louis Burbach was born on April 25, 1935 to Werner M. and Marjorie (Backman) Burbach in Bow Valley, NE. In the early years Duane farmed with his dad being involved in crop, livestock and dairy cows. He married LaDonna Marie Kneifl on August 21, 1956 in Newcastle, Nebraska. They lived in Coleridge where Duane worked for Kenny Avery doing Electric repair. Duane and LaDonna purchased the Coleridge Café. After selling the café, Duane went to work for Hefner Oil & Feed in Coleridge as a commercial feed grinder. He then worked for Summers Service Station in Hartington. Duane later returned to Hefner Oil & Feed where he retired in 1992 due to health reasons. In 1995 Duane started KB Mowing with some of his grandchildren until 2015.

Duane was a member of St. Michael's church, its church board, and was an active member where he was an EME and maintained the St. Michael's cemetery for 47 years, since 1968. Duane was also one of the first lectors of the church around 1970 and was involved with the youth group. He attended CEC and served on the Coleridge Housing Authority Board for several years. Duane enjoyed his family, grandchildren, camping and mowing, woodworking, and going to parades with his Uncle Roman and his team of horses.

Duane is survived by his wife LaDonna, married 61 years, of Coleridge; five children and spouses, Connie & Robert Kalin of Hartington, Linda & Terry Krei of Sioux City, IA, Cindy Haberer of Coleridge, Terry & Jacie Burbach of Coleridge, Carol & Jeff Wolfe of Hartington; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister Sally & LeRoy Beste of Wynot, NE; sister-in-law Katherine & Dan McCabe of Newcastle, NE; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, a brother Dan Burbach; mother and father-in-law Leo & Amelia Kneifl; son-in-law Roger Haberer; granddaughter Renae Kalin; great grandson Samuel Krei.




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My thoughts and prayers go out to the Burbach family. I have many fond memories of times spent with your family and being neighbors for many years. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Gary Calhoon


Thoughts and prayers of comfort during this time.

Linda Lambert


Know that we are thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers. May God grant you comfort and peace.he will be missed. Daryle and Linda

Linda Milbrath


May each of you know the comfort and peace that only Jesus can give. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Roberta Hoesing


So sorry to hear of your loss. We send our sympathy and prayers.

Mert and Judy Hahne

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