In Memory of




Obituary for Geneen Blake Litz

Geneen Blake Litz, a child of God, was called home by her heavenly Father on April 8, 2023 at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island at the age of 86. Memorial Services will be 11:30 am Friday, May 26, 2023 at Faith Community Church in O’Neill with Rev. Paul Harder officiating. Burial will follow, after a lunch, in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson. Visitation will be from 5-6:30 pm Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill followed by a Time of Sharing from 6:30-7. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Community Church of O’Neill, NE. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.

Geneen was born to Ted and Hazel Blake on October 12, 1936 at Springview, NE. The family lived in Jamison, NE, where she attended Spotted Tail Country School. They then moved to Bassett, NE in 1950. Geneen graduated from Rock County High School in 1954. On July 18, 1954, she married Robert C. Litz of Bassett, NE. They were blessed with four children: David, Bob, Susan, and Ted. The family later moved to Grant, NE, living there from 1966-1971. In 1971, a final move for the family to O’Neill, NE. In August of 2022, she moved to Grand Island, NE, where she resided at Tiffany Square until her death.

Geneen was a loving, encouraging, and devoted Christian daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a prayer warrior, certain of her salvation through Jesus Christ and so wanted everyone to know Her Savior. She worked at the Holt County Courthouse for many years and enjoyed the people that she worked with and served. Geneen attended Faith Community Church in O’Neill. She was involved with many Bible studies and support groups. Playing bridge and reading were favorite pastimes. She looked forward to many dear friends that visited her faithfully during her stay at O’Neill Care and Rehabilitation Center and Tiffany Square.

Geneen is survived by her children, David (Mary) Litz of Doniphan, NE, Bob (Denise) Litz of Cape Coral, FL, Susan (Jud) Martin of Scottsbluff, NE, Ted (Tamra) Litz of Laguna Niguel, CA; grandchildren, Brian (Alycia) Litz, Brynn (Shea) Clymer, Greg (Dana) Litz, Blake (Carly) Martin, Dani (Art) Patton, Grant (Meghan) Litz, Mason Litz, Haley (Shane) Rouland, Bobbie Gene (Austin) Call; 15 great grandchildren, soon to be 16; sister, Ruth Lake; sister in-law, Peggy Lanz; 3 nephews; and 2 nieces.

Geneen was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Hazel Blake; husband, Robert Litz, in-laws, Glenn and Lynn Litz; and brothers-in-law, Dr. Gary Lake and Dr. John Lanz.