Rest In Peace Mike! I graduated with him and always remember his smile and his kindness to everyone. Prayers to his family.
Michael D. Liewer, 62, of Ponca, NE, formerly of North Platte, NE, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Elms Health Care Center in Ponca, NE.
A Memorial Mass will be at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Osmond, NE with Father David Liewer officiating.
Michael was born in Osmond, NE on May 8, 1955, the son of Francis and Elizabeth (Arduser) Liewer. He graduated from Osmond High School before attending Fairbury College and Peru State, where he played football. Mike was married to Julie Gausman of Fairbury, NE. Of this union 5 children were born. He worked until 1994 for Union Pacific Railroad in North Platte, NE, working as a Switchman before being promoted to Engineer.
He enjoyed music, fishing and spending time with his children.
Survivors include his children, Mikaela Liewer of Edwards, CO, Jareb Liewer of Los Angeles, CA, Andrew Liewer of Edwards, CO, Mallory Liewer of North Platte, NE and Madelyn Liewer of Edwards, CO; two grandchildren; siblings, Dan Liewer of Ponca, NE, Steve Liewer of Norfolk, NE, Beth (Steve) Borgmann of Crofton, NE, Father Dave Liewer of Laurel, NE, Tim Liewer of Hershey, NE and Dr. Joe (Sheila) Liewer of Sioux City, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Betty Liewer; and many aunts and uncles.
My condolences to the family. I had not seen Mike since high school, where he was in the class above me. We were newcomers in Osmond and I just remember him being nice to me as we went thru the halls or during track. May God comfort you with the knowledge that Mike is remembered fondly by the underclassmates.
I've lost track of Mike over the last several years. But I'll always remember his sense of humor, his high stepping running style on the football field and over the hurdles, his passion for life and his "contagiousness". Who else could have the entire student body screaming "FUDILEEKIAH" at a pep rally ... who even knows what that meant (maybe Bill Zechman). I've always considered him my friend ... one of my best. I'll miss him and I too believe he "shoulda gone fishing".