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Walter "Walt" Ray Masur

April 8, 1940 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Walter "Walt" Masur Obituary

Walter “Walt” Ray Masur, 83, of Tecumseh, passed away December 25, 2023 at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams, NE.  He was born to Raymond and Ottilia (Goetz) Masur on April 8, 1940 in rural Sterling and graduated from Sterling High School in 1958.

He was united in marriage to Sharon Ruth Laue on Oct. 21, 1962 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Tecumseh, NE.  This union was blessed with six children: Lisa, Steven, Michael, David, Ann and Patrick. They moved to the present farm near Tecumseh.  Walt was a life long farmer which included a cow/calf operation and later dairy cows.  He was an avid outdoorsman and passed these traits on to his sons, grandsons and great-grandson.  Walt and Sharon loved going dancing together over the years and also enjoyed watching the children and grandchildren’s sporting events. 

Walt is survived by his wife Sharon of 61 years, children Lisa Bartels and husband Steven, Steven Masur and significant other Jamie Danielson and son Curtis, Michael Masur and wife Katrina, David Masur and wife Stacie, Ann Pfeiffer and husband Chad and Patrick Masur and significant other Jugdania Sevilla, 11 grandchildren, Christopher (Jill) Bartels, Jason (Terri) Bartels, Michelle (Tyler) Hagglund, Joshua Masur (fiance’ Hannah Thramer), Kaleb Masur, Holden and Alayna Masur, Mason Masur, Christian and Noah Pfeiffer and Brynlee Masur, 4 great-grandchildren, Carter, Clara, Crue and Taylon Bartels and 2 step-great-grandchildren, Thomas Tucker (fiance’ Jordan Brod) and Torie Tucker, sister Viola Lucas (Tim) and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Bernard Lempka, grandson Blake Masur and great-grandson Broc Hagglund.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Father Christopher Kubat officiating.  The mass was also livestreamed on the Wherry Mortuary Facebook page for those unable to attend.  A link to the livestream is now available at the bottom of Walter's webpage.  Rosary was recited at 10:30 a.m.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2023 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska. 

Memorials may go to the family’s choice.

Inurnment will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Nebraska.

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December 29, 2023

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Recitation of the Rosary
December 30, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Andrew Catholic Church
186 N. 5th Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Memorial Mass
December 30, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Andrew Catholic Church
186 N. 5th Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Video is available for this event


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