Memorials Suggested: Eugene Spotanski (1930-2016)
Eugene “Gene” Spotanski, 85 of Loup City died Friday, June 24th, 2016 at his home in Loup City, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28nd, 2016 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City with Father Martin Egging officiating. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery at Loup City with military honors by the Ashton American Legion Post #108. Visitation was on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church with a Vigil Service. Memorials are suggested to the Spotanski family or donor’s choice. Higgins Funeral home in Loup City was in charge of arrangements. You can sign Gene’s guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com.
Eugene C. Spotanski was born August 28th, 1930 at Ashton, Nebraska to John and Martha (Larchick) Spotanski. He grew up on the family farm in rural Ashton, and attended school at Rural School District 56. He was drafted to serve during the Korean War in the U.S. Army in November 1952 and was Honorable discharged in October 1954. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Glinsmann Magner on May 3rd, 1975 at Paplin NE. He spent his life farming, working for John Janulewicz Sr Construction, Central Nebraska Community Services, G & G Manufacturing and Loup City Commission Company. He was a member of the St Josaphat’s Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #108 of Ashton Nebraska.
Gene was a supportive husband, dad, and grandpa. He enjoyed spending time with family. He found value in hard work, loving others, and had a special way to make people laugh with his very sharp sense of humor. It was common to have a conversation with Gene and hear him say “Honest to God”. Some of his hobbies were Sunday fishing with his four brothers and dad, playing pinochle with family and friends, and dancing with his wife, Marj. He also liked to played scratch cards, horseshoes, cook, and listen to polka music. He was also an avid Husker football critic. If a family member, friend or neighbor needed help with cattle, farming or anything, Gene was always there to lend a helping hand.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Cory Spotanski and wife Michelle of Cozad, Nebraska, Calvin Magner and wife Virginia of Litchfield Nebraska; two daughters, Tami Coffin and husband Marty of Loup City, Nebraska, Tricia Kuszak of Loup City, Nebraska; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Harry and Kathy Spotanski and Alozy and Darlene Spotanski both of Loup City, Nebraska; sisters and brothers-in-law Alice and Alvin Kwiatkowski of Litchfield, Nebraska and Virgie and Merlin McRoberts of Omaha, Nebraska; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Martha Spotanski; mother and father-in-law Edgar and Wilma Glinsmann; brothers Hubert Spotanski and Albin Spotanski; brother and sister-in-law Calvin and Pat Einspahr; sisters and brother-in-law Nellie and Isadore Schachta and Emily and Leonard Lewandowsk; grandchild, Kyli Coffin.