Published On: Wed, Mar 23rd, 2011

Obituary – Lawrence H. Reifenrath

Lawrence H. Reifenrath

CROFTON — Lawrence H. Reifenrath, 93, Crofton, died March 19, 2011, at the Golden Living Center, Hartington.
Visitation, with a vigil service and video tribute, were March 22 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, and continued one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be March 23, at 10:30 a.m., at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Constance.

Pallbearers will be Troy Joachimsen, Chris Boswell, Adam Hintz, Aaron Severns, Tom Grady and Dan Grady.
Mac was born Oct. 15, 1917, at Constance, to Francis and Theresa (Mueller) Reifenrath. He grew up in the Constance area and graduated from Crofton High School in 1936. He married Catherine R. Grady June 3, 1977, at Constance. Mac farmed in the Constance area until moving into Crofton in 1993. He had been a resident of the Golden Living Center, Hartington, since December 2010.
Mac was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He loved to golf and was a charter member of the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid gardener.
Mac is survived by six step children and their spouses, Linda and Jim Joachimsen, Crofton; Nancy and Don Boswell, Herman; Steve and Deb Grady, Omaha; David and Holly Grady, Denver, Colo.; Mary and John Hintz, Lincoln; Julie and Mark Severns, Cabot, Ark.;14 step grandchildren; 20 step great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Arens, Crofton; a brother, Don “Tom” and Jeanie Reifenrath, Crofton; and a sister in law, Viola Reifenrath, Crofton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Catherine, June 27, 2008, at the age of 87; four brothers, George, Albert, Rudolph and Norbert Reifenrath; a sister, Mary Ann Leise; and a step grandson, Steven Allen Grady.