Obituary – Theresa A. Burbach



Central City — Theresa A. Burbach, 90, Central City, died at Central City Care Center Aug. 26, 2014.

Visitation and a wake service were at the church Aug. 29.

Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Central City, with Rev. Msgr. Nelson Newman officiating.

Interment was in the Central City Cemetery.

Solt Funeral Home, Central City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Theresa Agnes was born Oct. 16, 1923, at rural Coleridge, to Mike and Mary Agnes (Mackey) Conley, the eighth of 11 children.  She attended school in rural Cedar County and graduated from Holy Trinity High School, Hartington, in 1941.  Theresa married Leonard W. Burbach June 4, 1947.  They farmed in Hartington until 1954, then moved to Norfolk until moving to Central City in 1966. In 1969, they moved to Dodge, and in 1973, they returned to live in Central City.

Theresa worked as a hostess for Bosselman-Eaton’s in Grand Island for many years, she was a nurse’s aide at the Norfolk Regional Center and was a waitress at Dan’s Cafe, Norfolk.  Theresa and Leonard had a large garden and sold their produce locally.  Leonard died Nov. 8, 1989, and Theresa moved to Central City Care Center in 1995.

Theresa was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Central City, and the Altar Society. As a young woman she enjoyed playing bridge and family get togethers with her sisters. She also enjoyed baking pies for the church fund raisers, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Wisner with her sisters and taking long walks. She was very proud of her Irish Heritage. Theresa’s greatest pleasure came from spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, Leonard Conley Burbach, Pisgah, Iowa; Nancy and husband, Mel Schaecher, Battle Creek; Jolene “Jodi” Christensen, Waterloo; and Richard “Rich” Burbach, Central City; seven grandchildren, Leonard and Angela Schaecher, O’Neil; Lance and Una Schaecher, Des Moines, Iowa; Jenny Garcia, Elkhorn; Amanda Hogancamp, Sioux City, Iowa; and Tara, Adam and Erin Burbach; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher and Alejandro Garcia; Leonard, Jr., Nick, Abraham, Anthony, Autumn, and Addison Schaecher; Kaylea and Addison Swank; Quinton Hogancamp, Jr.; sister, Shirley Bernard, California; sister-in-law, Ann (Burbach) Janssen, Bellevue; and brother-in-law,Ray LaFleur, Jefferson, S.D.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Kenny, in 1987; and son, Jay, in 2013; grandson, Lawrence Schaecher, in 1971; and granddaughter, Lorri Schaecher, in 1972.