Roman H. Burbach, age 94 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, Nebraska with Reverend Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Church with a vigil service at 7:00 PM. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Nebraska.
Pallbearers will be Keith Kramer, Jon Robinson, Eric Pokorny, Seth Pokorny, Blair Pokorny, Cody Burbach, David Burbach, Travis Burbach, and Corbin Burbach.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roman's grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Roman Henry Burbach was born on July 2, 1920 in Bow Valley, Nebraska to Matthias and Frances (Heimes) Burbach. He grew up and lived in the Bow Valley area all his life where he farmed. Roman served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 9/29/1942 until being honorably discharged on December 3, 1945. He served with the 327th Field Artillery Battalion. After returning home he continued to farm. Roman married Roseline C. Guenther on June 24, 1952. They raised a family of 11 children on the farm. Roman has lived at Majestic Bluffs in Yankton, SD for the past two years.
Roman belonged to Holy Family Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Hartington VFW Post #5283. He loved his horses and giving rides with his team of horses and wagon. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.
Roman is survived by his wife of 62 years Roseline of Yankton, SD; four daughters Esther Robinson of Yankton, SD, Arlene and Steve Kramer of Omaha, NE, Beverly and Don Hoebelheinrich of Yankton, SD, Norma and Bruce Pokorny of Yankton, SD; seven sons and spouses Donovan and Deena Burbach of Hastings, NE, Dale and Mary Burbach of Crofton, NE, Kelly and Beth Burbach of Coleridge, NE, Floyd and Julie Burbach of Tabor, SD, Leo Burbach and fiancé Bonnie L. Hisek of Yankton, SD, Arlo Burbach of Scotland, SD and special friend Connie Thompson of Laurel, NE, Lee Burbach of Malcolm, NE; 26 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother-in-law Albert Guenther and wife Janice of Norfolk, NE; sisters-in-law Anna Wortmann of Hartington, NE and Rosemary Guenther of Crofton, NE.
Preceding him in death were his parents; 5 brothers and spouses Anthony (Lucy Kramer) Burbach, Werner (Marjorie Backman) Burbach, Edward (Irene Huss) Burbach, Hubert (Rita Albrecht) Burbach, Sylvester (Loretta Hess) Burbach; 5 sisters and spouses Josephine (Alphonse) Ramiel, Margaret Burbach in infancy, Margaret (Alphonse) Wortmann, Veronica (Vincent) Klug, Marcella (Vincent) Kneifl; son-in-law Rodney Robinson; grandson James Robinson.
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Please accept our prayers and condolences for your family. James and Katie Plank work with David, Becky and Travis at Camp Cedars. The kids speak very highly of their grandpa and I enjoyed the tribute Travis posted on Facebook. May your faith and memories carry you through this time of sadness.
Susan, Dan, James & Katie Plank (Fremont)
My thoughts are with Aunt Rosie and all of the family. Your Dad always let me do fun things, like riding the horses, when we visited. I will always have many good memories of Uncle Roman.
Prayers to Norma & Arlene and all the family. Thinking of you.
Jolene & Pat Foss
Our prayers, Roseline and family. It was always a delight to visit with Roman and Roseline.
Melvin and Jeanette Lammers
Please accept my prayers to all the family. He is one guiding that team of horses in heaven. I so enjoyed getting to know him more at our family reunions. I will so miss him. Love to all.
Jane (Beste) & Robert Lewton
Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Burbach family mourning the loss of Roman. May God bless you all at this difficult time and remember that his memory will always live on in your hearts.
Marcel & Deb (Meirose) Sudbeck Family
What a wonderful life this man has led. To watch the video and see how he cared for his family and his farm, was inspiring.
Cathy Huhman Placzek
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