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.