Martha Ann Burbach, 93, of North Platte passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at Centennial Park Nursing Home with her family by her side. Martha was born March 14, 1924 in Crofton to Bernard and Mary (Ausdemore) Langferman.
She grew up in Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1940. She attended Wayne State Teacher’s College and received her teaching certificate. She taught school in Cedar County for four years.
She married Reinhold “Reiny” H. Burbach on July 9, 1945 in Constance. They lived in Hartington until they moved to North Platte in 1961.
She belonged to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Daughter of Charities, American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, St. Ann’s Rosary group, and she volunteered at McDaid School for over 20 years. She was a past member of the Lake Maloney golf club and belonged to many bridge clubs.
In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, and made afghans for her children and grandchildren. Before retiring, both she and Reiny traveled to over 15 countries, most all the United States, and occasionally stopped at a casino or two.
She was a person who could become friends with anyone and always kept people entertained with stories and jokes. Martha had a great sense of humor.
She was a role model for many and was loved and admired by all, especially her family.
Martha is survived by her husband, Reiny of North Platte; daughters, Barbara Waldschmidt of Omaha, Rosemary (Ron) Jones of North Platte, and Karlene (Dave) Hoedel of Walled Lake, Mich.; sons, Bill (Suzanne) of Belmont, N.H. and Randy (Denise) and Kevin (Denise), both of North Platte; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Helen Potts and Johanna Langferman; brothers, Henry, George, Wendel, Joe, Frank, Albert, Erwin, and Ray Langferman; and son-in-law, James Waldschmidt.
Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton with Rev. Mark Seiker as celebrant and Rev. Tom Brouillette and Gary Brethour as concelebrants. Burial followed at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Building Fund or the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment Trust. Online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.