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Michael Marx

Michael William Marx

Thursday, September 28th, 1944 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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A Funeral Mass for Michael Marx, age 76, of O’Neill, NE will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in O’Neill, NE with Father Bernard Starman officiating. The service will be live-streamed at https://holtboydcatholic.org/marx. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Spencer, NE with Military Rites provided by the Spencer American Legion Post 78 and the Nebraska National Guard. Visitation will be on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in O’Neill with a 7:00 p.m. Parish Rosary. Due to the current pandemic, Michael’s family is requesting that masks be worn for both services. Michael passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are entrusted to Biglin’s Mortuary of O’Neill.

He was born September 28, 1944 to Leo and Margaret (Forrey) Marx in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, while his father was in the Army. The family was reunited and moved to a farm near Spencer, NE when he was a toddler. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1962. He then attended Colorado University in Boulder, CO. After college, he returned to Spencer where he farmed and worked part-time for Jones Funeral Home and Kirkpatrick Construction. Michael met Alice Halstead in 1965, and they were joined in marriage on August 13, 1966, at Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Lynch, Nebraska. Michael and Alice made their home at the family farm near Spencer. The couple had three children, Laura Ann, William Michael, and Melissa Kaye. Michael went to National Guard basic training in January of 1967 at Ft. Sill, OK. He served in communications as a Commander Sergeant Major for 9 years in the Wagner, SD National Guard Unit.

Michael went to work for Schulte Implement in Butte, Nebraska and Gorgen Implement in O’Neill, NE. Michael and Alice moved to O’Neill, NE in 1969. In 1970, he purchased the business and changed the name to Quality Farm Center dealing with Massey Ferguson, New Holland, and Reinke Irrigation. He was an implement dealer until 1990.

Michael remarried on March 28, 1992, to Dori (Burkinshaw) Miller in O’Neill, NE. Their son, Timothy Allen Marx, was born and joined Christina and Richard. In January of 1993, he and Dori purchased a house and the old drive-in movie theatre and property where he continued using his mechanical skills by turning the big screen into a shop and the old concession building into an office. He serviced all kinds of farm equipment and did custom harvesting for local farmers. After retirement, they sold the property and moved into O’Neill.

Michael enjoyed camping and traveling with his family. He was passionate about his work and enjoyed working with his sons, Bill, Rich, and Tim on numerous projects. Michael had many other interests and talents. As a young boy, you could find him building go-karts, motorbikes, and anything with an engine. He also had a love of flying his Cessna 150.

Michael is survived by wife Dori; children, Laura (Craig) Schlachter of Blair, NE, William (Sherrie) Marx of Battle Creek, NE, Melissa (Ron) Roth of Lyons, NE, Christina (Justin) Hanshew of Oakland, NE, Richard Miller of O’Neill, NE, and Timothy Marx (Sophia Weinert) of Lincoln, NE; 13 grandchildren, Allison (Darris) Wipf, Paige, Brooke, Abigail Schlachter, Matt and Austin Marx, Bailey (Donald) Mickelson, Kiana (Jonah Heng) and Lindsey Bolling, Cody and Dean Gibbs, Haley and Samantha Roth, Tayler Gipe (Christian Van Cleave); 3 great-grandchildren, Cashton, Jaxton, and Maisyn Mickelson; siblings, Mary (Bruce) Hartsock of Longmont, CO, Leo (Kathy) Marx of Colorado Springs, CO, Nick (Chloe) Marx of DeBeque, CO, Pete Marx of Hesperus, CO, Virginia Reitz of Wheat Ridge, CO, Lawrence (Retha) Marx of O’Neill, NE, Margaret Marx and close family friend Mary Lee Bensman of Buena Vista, CO, Martha (Steve) Sandner of Durango, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Margaret Marx; granddaughters, Ashley Marx and Sarah Schlachter; and nephews Brian Hartsock and Glen Marx.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 16th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill
    Address
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    O'Neill, NE 68763
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  • Mike's Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill
    Address
    Address Not Available
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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    Officiant
    Father Bernard Starman
  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Spencer
    Address
    S Harmon St and Hillcrest Blvd
    Spencer, Nebraska 68777
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Marv Stahl

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Here's to the memory of a very talented man....and a pilot.

Our condolences to the Mark family; especially Bill and Sherrie.

Marv & Sheila Stahl. Battle Creek, NE
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Barbara Marx Warner

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Mike's loss brings back such fond memories of our youth on Nebraska vacations! May you all find peace in the love that surrounds your family!
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