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Saturday March 2nd, 2019

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Gerald D. Moheng

Gerald D. Moheng, 68, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at River of Life Community Church in St. Paul. Rev. Doug Cline will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon. Peters Funeral Home is assisting the family. Mr. Moheng was born on Aug. 5, 1950, at Mullen, the son of Loren Dale and Mary Alice (Swisher) Moheng. During his early childhood the family lived in various towns eventually living in Callaway, where he attended Callaway Elementary school. They then moved to Gibbon where his father worked construction for I-80 Interstate. He attended Gibbon High School and eventually moved to Omaha and enrolled in Milford Auto Tech School, attaining qualification for auto mechanic and repair. He was united in marriage to Virginia M. Franssen on May 8, 1971, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway. They lived in Kearney where he was employed for the city as a shop mechanic. He attained his journeyman electrical license and worked for Kelly Electric of Keaney for a number of years, later moving to Norton, Kansas working for Garrett's Electric and Plumbing Company. In 1982, the family moved to Shelton where he worked for Kearney Public Schools. He also worked seasonal outages at Gerald Gentleman Power Plant in Sutherland and took an opportunity to do electrical work in Saudi Arabia with an electrical crew. Mr. Moheng and his family moved to St. Paul in 1989 to work at the St. Paul Public Schools as head custodian of buildings and grounds. After a number of years he accepted the position as maintenance supervisor and energy management coordinator for all Grand Island Schools. He had the opportunities to have schooling for boiler and climate controls in New York and Texas. Upon retirement he engaged in a variety of interests, including solar technology and wind energy eventually the installation of a solar array on a ranch north of Burwell, as well as, his own home. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and working around the community. He had a love of music and sound engineering. He was a member of the St. Paul Area Community Theater and set the sound system for community plays, weddings, funerals, talent shows and various activities. Jerry had a deep abiding faith and attended church locally and at E-Free Church in Grand Island. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, with a caring heart. He knew no stranger and would talk to anyone. His love for his family showed deeply in his generous caring personality. He will be greatly missed, deeply loved and always remembered forever in our hearts. He is survived by his wife , Virginia Moheng of St. Paul; three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Wendy Moheng of Papillion, Herman and Brandi Moheng of Papillion and Tim and Lauren Moheng of Whitelaw, Wisconsin; two daughters, Elizabeth Stickels of Juniata and Sarah Burns of St. Paul; he was the grandfather of 13 wonderful grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry Dean and Janet Moheng of Omaha; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Marlene Lubash of St. Libory and LaVerna and John Woitaszewski of St. Paul; and 23 nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Mary Moheng; his two sons, Eric J. Moheng and Nathanael L. Moheng; brother, Steven Moheng; and brother-in-law, Martin Lubash. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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I will NEVER forget Jerry. I met him and Dean so long ago when we were in the second grade. My dear Mother introduced us at Sunday School. We were friends forever. Jerry always had a positive attitude, loved working on all kinds of things. And having fun, whether at work or at play. He had one great sense of humor too. Jerry always spoke so very well of ALL of his family, yes every single one. I know where Jerry is now, hope to him some day. I am so sorry I missed the services in St Paul because of the weather. Doran Shields

Doran Shields Mar 6 2019 3:31 PM

So very, very true, and well said, Jerry's friend, Doran.

Doran Shields Mar 6 2019 3:18 PM

To my older brother Jerry gods speed.Even though we were 1 year and a few days different in age he was alwways was the perfect brother We bouth shared the same friends growling up and even at times the same girl friends now that some times braught some ill feelings betwen us but we worked thorough it One thing we bouth did share was our abiding faith in Jesus and we all know Jerry shared that faith in music and in word but mostly in his spirit towards helping others There will never be another brother to me like Jerry was.In my dream i saw Jerrys angel come for him lets rejoice in that he is now with his mom and dad and his brother Steve.THAT makes me jealous i wish i could be there with them to but it isnt my time yetSo we now have more reasons to hold to our faith in God and Christ like i say Gods speed to you bro as you pass those stars on your way to heave please stop grab a hand full of star dust and springle some on us bye bye now bro we will all see you later

Larry Moheng Feb 27 2019 7:37 AM

I would like to share some memories that I have with you about my big brother, Jerry. He was the oldest of five siblings. He had two brothers and two sisters. As kids we didn't always have much and circumstances of life were not always the best. But we always had each other. I remember him being a bit rough around the edges and that you could always count on what he had to say. -When he said something. He meant it. His word was his bond.- Don't remember being at odds with him except for once or twice. But we didn't let it get the best of us. I remember his love for music. He could make music come from just about anything. The saxophone, guitars; you name it. He never used sheet music. He always played by ear. -He even was in a band called The Third Dimension He would let me go to band practice once in awhile,because he knew I had a crush on the drummer. But he always looked out for me. One day we even composed a song together and I do mean 'one day'. -Outta the blue.- With words and music too. The title of the song was The Mule Stompin' Blues. I remember playing cowboys. He decided he needed to try his roping skills and he did a great job. -Trust me- I had the rope burns on my neck to prove it. Jerry loved spending time in the Sandhills with his cousins and his uncles. Hunting, finish, and just being out in the open spaces there. -That was the Swisher blood in him. That was a big part of his life.- -The first memory I have of Jerry when he became interested in electronics and his need to know what made them work. Was when he was about14 years old. At that time the radios had these big tube looking things in them that would light up like a light bulbs He had a shed out in our backyard where he would tear them apart. -Can't say I recall anything being put back together again.- In those days, I had a little transistor radio. Well, I couldn't find it one day. It ended up in pieces too and I never got it back. There's not enough time or space to tell all that I remember of my big brother. He became my rock after we lost Dad, Mom, and Steve. I don't know if he knew that. He was the one I looked to for some sense of direction. He was always willing to lend a hand or to help anyway he could. I remember he always said; That's what family does. Needless to say; I have an empty place in my heart right now. I know it can never be filled by anyone or anything else. But I do find great comfort and I am eternally grateful in knowing that I will see him and the rest of our family who has gone on before me. It was my privilege to be your little sister here on this earth, Jerry. And I look forward to our reunion in the future. I love you with all of my heart and I miss you so very much. Love, Your little sister, La Verna Woitaszewski-Moheng

La Verna Feb 27 2019 12:19 AM

To. Mohengs. And. Family. From. Janet. Moheng. My. Condolemces. Ands. Sympathies. To. Alll and. I. Amm grateful. And very. Proud. Tha. I. Got. To. Be. Related. To. Jerry. And. All in. Family. Grieving vwithh. You. God. Bless. Alll. Of vyou i. Glad. I. Had. Chance. To. Know. Brother. In. Law. THANKS. Would. Be. Glad bto. Get. Chances to. Visit veach. One. Ffof. Byou. Id. Like to. Visit. Each. One. Of. You-----JANET. Thanks. Again. The. LORD. Bless every. One. Of. You

Janet. Moheng Feb 26 2019 5:40 PM

I will dedicate my Special Olympics Basketball Tournament to you Jerry.I Love You and Miss You Cousin.

Caroline pedraza Feb 26 2019 11:21 AM

Aunt Ginny and Family, I was saddened to hear that my Uncle Jerry has passed away. He was always a genuinely nice and caring person. I don't think I ever heard him speak poorly of anyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry I'm not able to attend the service. Love you all! Kristie and Family

Kristie Vital Feb 26 2019 8:08 AM

My deepest sympathy to all of your family. You are in many peoples thoughts and prayers. Cherish the great memories. Velda

Velda M Peters Feb 25 2019 6:57 PM