Elinor Viergutz

5/30/1912 - 5/12/2011

Mass of Christian Burial
1:00 PM, 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Columbus,  NE 
Rev. Tom Weisbecker & Rev. Mike Keating will officiate

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 
Monday, May 16, 2011
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 
there will be a 3:00 pm rosary and a 5:00 pm vigil Monday at the funeral home

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 
Monday, May 16, 2011
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 

Columbus Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
Sign Condolence View Condolences  (19)

Elinor M. Viergutz, age 98, of Columbus died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Elinor was born May 30, 1912 in Columbus, Nebraska to Louis and Mary (Stanzel) Glur. She received her education at St. Francis Academy in Columbus. She married Gus Viergutz on October 19, 1936 at Savanah, Missouri. They were married 56 years at the time of his death in 1992. She has lived and resided in Columbus all her life. Along with raising her family, Elinor was the former owner of Glurs Tavern and Viergutz Lumber Company with her husband Gus. She was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, a 60, year member of Catholic Daughters of America and a member of St. Ann's Society, now Christian Mother Guild., where she held many positions including president. Elinor was active with perpetual adoration, St. Bonaventure Adult Choir, American Legion and was a charter member and served as president of the Columbus Volunteer Firefighters Auxiliary of which she belonged for many years. She was also a member of the Columbus Town and Country Extension Club.

Memorials are suggested to St. Bonaventure Church.

Elinor is survived by:
Daughter: Janet (Joel) Walton of Prince Frederick, MD
Daughter: Cathy (Milton) Hoops of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Suzy (Jim) Engel of Columbus, NE
Sister: Rosemary Ingold of Columbus, NE
Sister: Betty Seidel of Omaha, NE
Grandson: David Walton of Omaha, NE
Grandson: Jim Walton of Blacksburg, VA
Granddaughter: Chris (Tim) Bartholomew of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter: Amanda Mann of Lincoln, NE
Granddaughter: Geri (Terry) Swett of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter: Amy (Larry) Pospisil of Shelby, NE
Grandson: Travis (Rachelle) Hoops of Bellevue, NE
Grandson: Jason (Sheri) Durand of Bellwood, NE
Granddaughter: Kelly Durand of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter: Lynette (Chris) Dreifurst of Columbus, NE
Granddaughter: Jamie (Chris) Afrank of Columbus, NE
15 Great Grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by:
Husband: Gus Viergutz, Father: Louis Glur, Mother: Mary Glur, Sister: Catherine Galley, Brother: Conrad Glur, Brother: Louis Glur, Sister: Bernice Seidel, Sister: Margorie Strong
Back to Top

    Home  |  Our Staff  |  Obituaries  |  Pre-Arrange  |  FAQ's  Resources  |  Contact Us