Maurice J. Wuebben, age 86 of Wynot, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Ava's Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with the arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Terry Becker, Matt Burbach, Bart Wuebben, Matt Wuebben, Jim Cleveland, and Bruce Wuebben. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry and Cheryl Pinkelman, Ron and Rose Rolfes, Larry and Kathy Lauer, Dennis and Deb Kruse, and Gene and Kathy Promes.
Maurice John was born on October 4, 1932 to Fred and Evelyn (Becker) Wuebben. He attended Country school and then Sacred Heart through the 8th grade. Maurice graduated from Wynot High school in 1950. He helped his dad on the family farm and worked for Becker Transfer until joining the teamsters at Murphy transfer in Sioux City, IA, where he worked for 30+ years. They later bought the business, calling it River City freight. He went to work for Wynot Farm Store for 20+ years after his retirement from the teamsters. Maurice had a special love for faith, family and friends. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish all his life, helping with breakfasts, holy hours, usher or anything asked of him.
Maurice married the love of his life, Diane M. Burbach on September 7, 1981. They lived their entire married life in Wynot. They enjoyed 34 years together.
Maurice loved horses and especially rounding up cattle. He was a member of the Bow Creek Saddle Club and was involved in many trail rides and parades. Maurice was also an avid Wynot basketball and baseball fan and attended as many games as possible.
Maurice is survived by two stepsons, Tim (Fay) Burbach of Hartington and Loni Burbach of Norfolk, NE; 3 grandchildren, Ashley (Forrest) Dendinger of Hartington, Casey (Josh) Masen of Omaha, and Matt (Becky) Burbach of Columbus, NE; great grandchildren Teyton, Hadley, and Piper Dendinger, and Kallie Burbach; brothers and sisters Donalda (Gene) Kolbeck of Dell Rapids, SD, Chuck (Phyllis) Wuebben of Fort Mill, SC, Audrey Cleveland of Montrose, SD, Ron (Mary) Wuebben and Clair (Diann) Wuebben of Sioux Falls; sister-in-law Pat Wuebben of Sioux Falls, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane on December 31, 2015 at age 74; his stepdaughter Kelli Burbach; parents Fred and Evelyn Wuebben; sister and brother-in-law Delores (Dewey) Becker; brother Claude Wuebben; brother Norm Wuebben; infant brother Richard Wuebben; and brother-in-law Bob Cleveland.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Our family sends words of sympathy
Robert & Norma Bender
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lyle & Lori Heezen
May each of you experience the peace and comfort only Jesus can give. Roberta Hoesing and family
May all the warm and special memories shared with your loved one bring you comfort. Our thoughts & prayers,
Love & Hugs, Bill Eskens\Alice Beyeler
Dear Donalda, Gene and all the family, Sympathy to all. I have many fond memories of the Wuebben family.
Mary O'Dea Runyon
Prayers and peace to a good friend and worked with him at Crouse Cartage in Sioux City Ia. He was godfather to our daughter, Sherrie Reeg McDonald of South Sioux, Ne.
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