Milo George Florian, 80, of Ord, NE, died unexpectedly on Thurs., Feb. 21, 2013, at the Valley County Health System.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 26 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord with Frs. Tom Ryan and Mark Maresh officiating. Musicians were Dave Kusek, Carol Estudillo, Dr. George Baker and Steffan Baker. Pallbearers were Rich Ries, Billy Wadas, Marty Wagner and Wes, Tom and Jason Thompson. Burial was in the Ord Catholic Cemetery with military honors by the Ord VFW Post #7029 and American Legion Post #38. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, St. Mary's School or the Ord Volunteer Rescue Unit.
Milo was born Aug. 14, 1932, on the family farm in Greeley County, NE, to Louis and Mary (Wachtrle) Florian. He was raised on the farm and attended rural country school.
In February of 1953, he entered the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Following his discharge in December of 1954, he returned to the family farm.
On Oct. 27, 1956, he married Dolores Zadina at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. The couple resided and raised their family on the family farm in Greeley County. He farmed, ranched and had dairy cows until 2001. At that time the couple moved into Ord. His passion for farming, tractors and machinery continued as he helped local farmers during his retirement years.
Milo was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and VFW. Past memberships included Ord Elks Lodge and Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included fishing, building yard ornaments and "tinkering in the shop." He was often seen driving his Model A and moped around town.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores of Ord; two daughters and a son-in-law, Joyce and Rob Mangers of Roseland and Sharon Penner of Grand Island; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chuck Florian of Markee, Russia and Bruce and Libby Florian of Hastings; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Linda Jean Florian, four brothers, Aldrich, Louie, Edward and Jerome Florian and two sisters, Mildred Synovec and Lillian Christensen.
Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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My wife Kay and I now live on the East Coast in New Jersey. The Florians who I had the privilege of enjoying in my younger years will Never be forgotten. My prayers to their family