Arline J. Lurz, 83, formerly of Beemer, died Monday, May 8, 2023 at Parson’s House in Omaha. Funeral service will be 10:30am on Tuesday, May 16 at United Methodist Church in Wisner with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. Lunch will follow at the Beemer American Legion Hall. Private family interment will be at a later date at Harmony Cemetery – rural Valentine. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home in West Point. Memorials may be made to the Beemer Senior Center and Beemer American Legion Auxiliary. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Arline Janet (Morris) Lurz was born on March 9, 1940 on a farm near Carroll, Ne to John and Sophie Morris. She attended a one room country school in District 20 and District 51. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1957. After High School she worked for Northwestern Bell Phone Company as a switchboard operator.
On Dec 8, 1960 she married Willie Mahler. The two moved to West Point where she worked for Patterson Dairy and Nielsen Propane. They then moved to Beemer where she began work for the First Community Bank. She worked there for over 42 years. Gaining along the way friends whom she considered her 2nd family.
On March 9, 1986 she wed Lawrence Lurz. Arline was an active member of the Beemer Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, camping and puttering around the yard. She often could be found sitting on her porch visiting and enjoying the families at the (her) park.
Her most cherished memories were those of her family. She loved her children dearly but her grandchildren had the most special place in her heart.
She was a remarkable woman who had a true combination of warmth, kindness, laughter and love. She had witty sense of humor and always had a pepsi and a cookie near or in her hand. She will be missed.
Survivors include children Kelly Mahler of Omaha; Kristy and Joe Davis of Marion Texas, Darrell Lurz (Marta) of Valentine, Dan Lurz of Beemer, Susan Neal (Lewis Herbaugh) of Thedford, Sandy Doyle of Austin Texas. 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren with 3 on the way. Siblings Maxine Trautman, Jan Gamble, Dennis (Kaye) Morris. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence, brother Robert Morris and brothers-in-law Gary Trautman and Lynn Gamble.