Richard 'Dick' Pflanz

Richard “Dick“ Pflanz, 87, of Wayne, died Monday, Feb. 3 2020 at Countryview Care in Wayne.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne.  The Rev. Jeff Mollner will officiate. Memorial Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to the Pflanz family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Richard Otto  “Dick”  Pflanz was born Feb. 23,1932 on the family farm south of Belden to  Otto and Mary (Weis) Pflanz. He attended high school in Belden. Dick served in the United States Navy from May 7, 1952 until his honorable discharge on Jan. 30, 1955. Dick had six children during his marriage to Dorothy “Mickie” Finn — Robert, Cary, Kelly, Pam, Todd and Richard. On March 13, 1969 Dick was married to Deanna Werk and added a step-daughter, Tammy, to his family. Dick and Dee had one daughter together, Trudy. During his lifetime, Dick lived in various places, including Belden,  Neb., Illinois, California, Emerson and Wayne, Neb., Hot Springs Village, Ark. and later, Norfolk. Following Dee’s death, he decided to return to Wayne. Dick lived life to the fullest.  He was a very successful business man and enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and boating.

Survivors include his children, Kelly (Lisa) Pflanz of Plymouth, Pamela (Nathan) Shelbourn of Lincoln, Todd (Jane) Pflanz of Lincoln, Rich (Stacy) Pflanz of West Port, Okla.,   Trudy (Dwight) Schultz of Wayne and Tammy (Don) Straight  of Lincoln; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Gaylord Pflanz of Wayne; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Mary Pflanz; wife, Deanna; sons, Robert Pflanz and Cary Pflanz; grandson, Kaden Schultz; brother, Roman Pflanz; sisters, Violet and Delores.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Pflanz, Sharon Pflanz, Eric Pflanz, Ben Pflanz, Jennifer Pflanz, Brian Pflanz, Shelby Cowan, Ashleigh Schultz, Katey Pflanz, Michael Pflanz, Olivia Shelbourn, Jessica Schultz, Allison Shelbourn, Hunter Schultz and Abby Pflanz.

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