Evelyn G. “Evie” Litz, age 90 of Dixon, Nebraska and formerly of Hartington died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, NE.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dixon, NE with the Rev. Jerry Connealy officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Friday, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington and then continue at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dixon from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be Jason Litz, Jason Avenell, Ron Laing, Chris Hartung, Adam Hartung, Peter Hoxmeier, Andrew Litz, and Beau Litz.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sara Litz, Jeremy Litz, Joshua Litz, Alyssa Avenell, Mandy Laing, and Megan Hoxmeier.
Evelyn Gayle “Evie” was born on August 8, 1929 in Newcastle, Nebraska to Porter and Mary Violet (Sawtell) Heaton. Evie went to school in Newcastle and Hartington. Her family moved to Hartington where she worked at the Art Center Studio until her marriage to Norbert Frederick Litz on February 15, 1947 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. To this union was born four children, Randy, Bob, Julie, and Michael. They resided in Hartington where her husband Norbert worked for Cedar Knox Public Power as Superintendent of Operations for 42 years. Evie stayed at home raising their family and going to work at various jobs helping put their children through college.
Evie belonged to Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America (CDofA) and volunteered at the Holy Trinity school library for many years. She and Norb enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home. When they retired in 1989 they travelled and then made their home in Florida. In 2004 they moved back to Nebraska where Norb moved into Premier Estates in Wayne where he died on April 2, 2005. Evie resided in Dixon until February, 2018 when she moved to Brookdale Senior Living where she has lived prior to her short stay at Parkview Haven in Coleridge.
Evie is survived by her four children, Randy (Holly) Litz of Winter Springs, FL, Bob (Mary) Litz of Bennington, NE, Julie (Jeff) Hartung of Dixon, NE, Mike (Mary Ann) Litz of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; siblings Mildred Dorr of Creighton, Glenn (Shirley) Heaton of Osmond, and Donna Christian of Erie, CO; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Rita (Jerry) Sperry of Wayne, Rosemary Polak of Coleridge, Shari Litz of Hartington, Louise Litz of Aurora, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Norbert, two sisters Enid (Don) Bagley, Verna (Otto) Jensen; three brothers Harold (Tina) Heaton, Duane (Joye) Heaton, Gordon (Dorothy) Heaton; grandson Cal Litz; father-in-law and mother-in-law Conrad & Mary Litz; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jerry (Agnes) Litz; Dennis Litz, Don Polak, and Donnie Litz.