Warren Marotz, 91, of Winside, died Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Norfolk.
Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. The Rev. Harrison Goodmann will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside with family present. Burial with military rites will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Winside.
Memorials may be directed to the Marotz family for later designation.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Warren Stanley Marotz was born March 12, 1927 on a farm south of Winside to Edgar and Rose (Rohlff) Marotz. He was baptized on May 1, 1927 and confirmed May 25 1941 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoskins. His confirmation verse was John 1 vs 29 “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” He attended grade school at District 11 and graduated from Winside High School in May of 1945. He served in the army from April 1946 to October 1947. On Sept. 19, 1948 Warren married LaJeane Miller at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Winside. The couple farmed for 35 years north of Winside. Warren was a cattle feeder. He was a member of the Northeast Nebraska Feeders Association. They moved into Winside in October 1983, but he enjoyed going out to the farm every day. He served on the Rural School Board and also on the Winside Board of Education. Warren was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church where he served on the Church Council and is an honorary voting member. He was a member of the Winside American Legion Post 252. He enjoyed farming, horses, bowling and playing cards with his friends at the local cafe. He was proud of his kids, granddaughters, and great-granddaughter. He enjoyed attending all their activities, family get togethers and family reunions.
Survivors include his spouse of almost 70 years, LaJeane; a son, VerNeal (Carmie) Marotz; daughters, DeLana and MarFaye Marotz, all of Winside; granddaughters, Brittni (Ross) McKenzie, Cassidy (Andrew) Olsen; great-granddaughter, Axelynn McKenzie, all of Norfolk; and sister-in-law, Lois Miller of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, ValDean (2016); his brother, Chester (Doris) Marotz; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Vernon Miller and Don and Delaine Matthes.
Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Cassidy and Andrew Olsen, Brittni and Ross McKenzie and Axelynn McKenzie.
Active pallbearers will be Dale Miller, LaVerle Miller, Brent Miller, Kyle Miller, Kevin Marotz, Kurt Marotz, Layne Matthes, Lonnie Matthes and Loy Matthes.