830 South Colfax Street
West Point, NE 68788
Phone: 402-372-2022
Fax: 402-372-2033
John Dirkschneider

John Dirkschneider

Sunday, February 19th, 1950 - Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for John M. Dirkschneider age 70 of Dodge, NE will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge, NE. Interment will be in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a public Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., and will continue on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, both at the church. Minnick Funeral Chapel in Dodge is assisting the family with the arrangements.
John Michael Dirkschneider , son of Adrian and Melvajean Wagner Dirkschneider, was born on February 19, 1950 at West Point, Nebraska and died on March 5, 2020 after a 48 year struggle with cancer.
John was a lifetime resident of Dodge and member of St. Wenceslaus Church. After graduating from Dodge High School in 1968, he attended Universal Trade School in Omaha where he studied heating and refrigeration. After completing this training, he joined Wagner Well and Plumbing where he was involved with the family business until his retirement on April 1, 2009.
On June 16, 1973, John married Kathleen (Kate) Vlach. For the next 46 years they enjoyed Cornhusker sports, casino visits, road-tripping with friends and the activities and special celebrations of their nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. John particularly enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and cooking and their pets.
John was proud of being a local businessman and was a member of the Dodge Jay Cees, the Dodge Chamber of Commerce and the Nebraska Well Drillers Association.
John is survived by wife Kate, siblings Carol and Terry Johnson, Mary Jo and Jeff Hegy and Patrick and Emiley Dirkschneider. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as in-laws Jim and Karen Vlach and numerous cousins, classmates, neighbors and life-long friends.
John was preceded in death by parents Adrian and Melvajean Dirkschneider and nephew Bryn Dirkschneider.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
    Address
    731 2nd St.
    DODGE, NE 68633
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    The rosary will be recited for the public at 7:00 p.m. at the church.
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
    Address
    731 2nd St.
    DODGE, NE 68633
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
    Address
    731 2nd St.
    DODGE, NE 68633
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemtery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Dodge, NE
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Love, Laura Krogh

Posted at 11:26pm
I have fond memories of laughter and joy with John. My heartfelt condolences.
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Posted at 10:05am
To the Dirkschneider family my heartfelt condolences. Gone much too soon but hopefully in a better pain free place. Love e the picture - it captures his true ornery self!
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