Cyril Mauch
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Cyril John Mauch, age 81, of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska with the Rev. Timothy Podraza and Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be on Monday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, at church, one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. To view the video tribute or leave online condolences, please visit

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Mauch, Duane Mauch, Tom Schwader, Bruce Wiebelhaus, Gary Leader and Francis Guenther. Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cyril was born on September 6, 1935, the oldest of 8, to Edward Philip and Regina Veronica (Kathol) Mauch. He grew up in the Menominee area and attended country school the first 2 years and then parochial school in Menominee through the 8th grade. Cyril married Laverta Tramp on May 27, 1957 in Crofton. They farmed near Fordyce, Nebraska, St. Helena, Nebraska and Scotland, South Dakota until 1971. He then began working at the Human Service Center in Yankton as an aide. During those years he also worked part time at the Yankton Care Center and Burbach Elevator. He retired in 1989 after 18 years of service.

Cyril was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and a Wood Workers Club. He made many items for the church, school, friends and family. Cyril donated many of his creations to various benefits. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and farm equipment. He could always find a use for things most people would throw away. Cyril was a very patient man who loved hunting, making sausage with the Knights of Columbus, visiting with his friends, shelling popcorn and telling stories of the past. He always had time for everyone. His strong faith carried him through difficult times. Most of all he loved being with his family.

Cyril is survived by his wife, Laverta Mauch of Crofton; 5 children, Kathy and Tom Schwader of Mission Hill, SD; Julia and Bruce Wiebelhaus of Hartington; Lawrence and Karen Mauch of Ft. Collins, CO; Duane and Karen Mauch of Rochester, NY; Karen and Gary Leader of Crofton; 18 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Hubert and Henrietta Mauch of Menominee, NE; Dan and Louise Mauch of Middleburg, FL; 5 sisters, Cleopha and Bill Uhing of Yankton; Coletta and Cyril Wubben of Fordyce; Mary Ann and Allen Bonertz of Menominee; Ruth Johnson of Yankton and Rose and Rob Moore of Mitchell, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Regina Mauch, parents-in-law, Leonard and Dorothy Tramp and a brother-in-law, Curt Johnson.

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So sorry to hear of Cyril's passing. I so enjoyed talking with him. Simply one of the nicest men I have known. Cyril was strong in faith and is now home. My thoughts and prayers to Laverta and the whole family.

Joan Tammen

We were saddened to hear of Cyrils passing Our sympathy to his family

Clete and Anita Gentrup

Laverta, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

S. Marietta

Laverta and family, So sorry for your loss. Please know that Cyril will always be with you, no matter where you are or what you are doing, he is there, right beside you.

God Bless, Andrea (Andie) Sudbeck

My prayers and support are with all of you on the loss of Cyril. He was a great person.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz

So sad to read of the passing of Cyril. We will miss seeing him at church. May he rest in God's peace.

Pat & Barb Birmingham

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. You have one special family and I remembered that always. Cherish your memories and know that Cyril is watching over us in heaven. Hugs and bear hugs.

Marilyn Kuehler-Dietze

We are sorry to hear of Cyril's passing. He was a very nice man and we enjoyed visiting with him and Laverta this past September while we were in Crofton. Our thoughts are with you.

Brian and Karen Hegge

Laverta and family, We are saddened to learn of your loss of Cyril. May memories of happy times with him give you comfort. Sending hugs and love.

Shirley Sawatzke and Family

I was so sorry to hear of Cyril's passing. He was truly a kind person and we were all lucky to share in his life. He is now without pain but I pray for God's comfort for you in your time of grief.

Sandy Thunker

Laverta and Family--so sorry to hear about your loss. He was a master at woodworking (Duane G enjoyed working with him) and a kind man that will be greatly missed by many. With sympathy,

Beth Guenther (one of Wilfred and Joan's kids)


I am so sorry for your loss. My dad, Joe DeBlauw, always enjoyed his visits with Cyril. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Sheryl Scherschligt

I was sorry to hear of your loss.

Lisa Mischke

I just saw this today, and I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear the world lost Cyril. He was such a friendly, kind man, and a great friend to my Dad. I want you all to know he was a big part of the fiber of Crofton. Blessings to you.

Sharon Bogner Anderson

Laverta and kids~ I am so very sorry to hear of Cyril's passing. He was always such a great friend of my Dad's (Dennis Bogner) and a very loved member of the community. I still proudly show the frames Dad had him make for my degrees and licenses in the office. They are so beautiful There's never anything that can be said at such a time that can reduce the pain, but I send you love and prayers and a hope for inner peace.

Barbara (Bogner) Lee

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