Maurus J. Eiberger, 86, of St. Paul, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.
Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church with a 7 p.m. vigil service.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Eiberger was born on Jan. 4, 1925, at King City, Missouri, the son of Adam J. and Alice B. (Shea) Eiberger.
He was united in marriage to Dolores M. Greenwalt on Nov. 25, 1950, at Elyria.
He is survived by his wife; and his children, Anne Wolfe and her husband, Dr. Paul Wolfe, Maury Eiberger, David Eiberger, Ron Eiberger and John Eiberger; one sister, Genevieve Eiberger of Sacramento, CA.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Maurus grew up in King City, Missouri, graduating from Maysville High School in 1942. He then served in the United Sates Navy from 1945 to 1946 and was stationed in the Philippines. He later attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he received his degree from the agricultural college in 1950. With the help of the GI bill, he worked his way through college in 3 years. As a freshman at the University of Nebraska, Maurus played football. He was also President of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.
After he and Dolores married they lived in St. Paul where
Maurus taught farming practices to veterans under the GI bill for several years until he started farming in the St. Paul area. He farmed until he retired at the age of 81 years old.
Maurus was involved in many civic and community organizations throughout his life. He served on the St. Paul School Board and was a longtime City Council member. Maurus helped start the St. Paul elevator and served on the board of directors of St. Paul National Bank. He was involved in 4-H for many years. He was an active member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Maurus had a quick wit and keen sense of humor. He enjoyed his family, visiting people, and truly loved being a part of St. Paul and central Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dr. James Eiberger; and siblings, Balthas Eiberger, Rita Godby, Alice Byler and Patricia Lee.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.