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Timothy L. Richtig

February 19, 1959 — November 29, 2022

Timothy Richtig, 63, of Seward, formerly of Schuyler, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Seward after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

In lieu of flowers, statues, and plants the family asks memorials to be directed towards Family Wishes for later designation.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Schuyler with Deacon Dan Hastings officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3 until 5 p.m. at Svoboda Funeral Home in Schuyler. Visitation will resume on Monday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Schuyler Cemetery with lunch following at the St. Mary’s Social Center. Svoboda Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Timothy L. Richtig was born on February 19, 1959 in Schuyler, Nebraska to Leonard and Rita (Yosten) Richtig. He graduated from Schuyler High School in 1977. Tim married Leesa Cooper on May 12, 1984 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Schuyler. After their marriage the couple made their home east of Schuyler while Tim was working for Cargill. He later took different environmental jobs- moving them from multiple states including Kansas and Iowa, and eventually settling in Seward where he worked for the City of Seward as their Director of Water and Waste Water Management.

Tim enjoyed the simpler things in life: his family and the outdoors. He looked forward to all of his family get togethers where he could talk to everyone. Tim loved being outdoors from hunting trips (particularly deer and turkey), fishing, trapping, and boating. He was extremely handy, building 4 homes, and acting as the general contractor for their home in Seward. Every year, Tim enjoyed tending to and maintaining his landscaping. He also enjoyed his yearly fishing trip to Minnesota with his family. He was a man of faith, values and morals, a true salt of the earth person.

Tim is survived by his wife of 38 years Leesa of Seward, his children: Kristi (Justin) Palensky of Lincoln, Aaron (Taralynn) Richtig of Seward, and Brittany (Adam) Snyder of Seward; mother Rita Richtig of Schuyler; siblings: Terri (Barry) Ahlborn of Omaha; Michael (Kimberly) Richtig of Hesston, KS; Penny (Jeff) Minnig of Grand Island; Rick Richtig of Council Bluffs, IA; Joseph (Christine) Richtig of Puyallup, WA; Kenneth Richtig of Schuyler; and Michelle (Greg) Hood of Lincoln. Six grandchildren: Macy and Holly Palensky, Emerson Snyder, Rowan Richtig, Delaney and Adalyn Snyder.

He is preceded in death by his father Leonard, brother Thomas Richtig and nephew Scott Richtig.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, December 4, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Svoboda Funeral Home - South Chapel

905 A Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Additional Viewing

Monday, December 5, 2022

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1019 Banner Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 5, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1019 Banner Street, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Burial

Monday, December 5, 2022

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

Schuyler Cemetery

, Schuyler, NE 68661

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Funeral Lunch

Monday, December 5, 2022

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

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