+Obituary for Rev. Daniel Moriarity+
Rev. Daniel Thomas Moriarity, age 68 of Blair, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, due to complications following surgery, of a massive heart attack. He will be sorely missed by friends, colleagues and family. Funeral services were held May 31, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska.
Daniel was born on June 13, 1948 in Indianapolis, IN to Daniel King Moriarity and Bernice Irene (Gentry) Moriarity. He was the first born of four: one brother, Timothy I. Moriarity, and two sisters, Jean Foster, married to Dr. Peter Foster; and Mary Elizabeth Bartos, married to Joseph Bartos.
Daniel attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis and graduated in 1966. He went on to Concordia University in Mequon, WI; Concordia Sr. College in Fort Wayne, IN; and finally Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO. In 1973, he fulfilled his vicarage obligation in Strasbourg, France and graduated as a pastor in 1974.
He began creating his own family life in June of 1971 when he married Linda R. (Herrmann) Moriarity. They were blessed with two children: a son, Daniel David in 1973 and a daughter, Rebecca Ruth (Moriarity) Medley in 1974. Daniel is married to F. Miranda (Bourland). Rebecca is married to F. Jason Medley.
Over the years, Rev. Dan served in various congregations as a pastor: first at St. Paul Lutheran in Ann Arbor, MI; then St. Paul Lutheran in Phoenix, AZ; at St. Mark, also in Phoenix, AZ; and at Ascension Lutheran in Torrance, CA. He was a gifted linguist who taught at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO and later at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI where he taught Greek, Hebrew and Latin.
He was asked to translate the first 5 books of the Bible for the God’s Word Bible and in retirement began to translate the pericopes for pastors. Sadly, his death has prevented him from publishing.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska.
Words of comfort and encouragement may be sent to Mrs. Linda Moriarity and family at 1290 13th Ave., Blair, NE 68008.
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Burnell Von Seggern departed this life on February 25, 2017, in Creighton, Nebraska at the age of 76. He was born March 2, 1940, in Fremont, Nebraska, to Arthur and Ella (Wobken) Von Seggern. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church (Cuming County Line). The family moved to Venus in 1941. He attended Venus District 44 and graduated from the eighth grade. Burnell was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Venus in 1954. He attended Creighton High School and graduated with the class of 1957. After high school, Burnell joined the Nebraska National Guard (1957-1964), and farmed with his father Art Von Seggern.
On September 18, 1960, he married Virginia A. Johnson at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton, Nebraska. Burnell and Virginia were blessed with three children, David J., Kay R., and Susan L. They lived next to the Venus store, north of Orchard, Nebraska, all their married life.
Burnell was always an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he held nearly all church offices. He also served as the District President of the Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League from 2007 to 2010, and was a 12 year member of the Nebraska District LCMS Board of Directors, serving from 1991-2003.
Burnell is survived by his wife, Virginia of 56 years; son, David (Yvonne) of Creighton; daughter, Susan (Brad) Krutsinger of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Allyson Von Seggern of Phoenix, Arizona, Aaron Von Seggern of Wayne, NE, Seth Hincker and Tessa Hincker of Lincoln, NE, Kimberly Krutsinger of Jacksonville, AL, Kessandra Krutsinger and Kaden Krutsinger of Colorado Springs; brother, Dale (Kristy) Von Seggern of Columbus, NE; sisters, Joanne Falter of Norfolk, NE and Betty (Lowell) Poppe of Scribner, NE; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Ella Von Seggern; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Stephen Hincker; brother, Dennis Von Seggern; sisters-in-law, Irene and Marlene Von Seggern; and brother-in-law, Dwayne Falter.
Memorials may be directed to Mission Central for missionary support in his memory, the Nebraska District LLL, or the Lutheran Hour.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard. Reverend Marcel Kohlmeyer will officiate, with burial in Orchard City Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, March 3, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service. Pastors from the Nebraska District who attend the funeral are requested to announce themselves to the ushers.