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Burnell Von Seggern Receives His Heavenly Crown    


Burnell Von Seggern, age 76, of Orchard, Nebraska, was called to heaven Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Avera Creighton Care Centre. Burnell was husband of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Past President Virginia Von Seggern.

The family will greet friends during the visitation on Friday, March 3 at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, Nebraska, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Orchard, Nebraska. Reverend Marcel Kohlmeyer will officiate, with burial in Orchard City Cemetery.

Burnell Von Seggern was born March 2, 1940, in Fremont, Nebraska to Arthur and Ella (Wobken) Von Seggern. He was confirmed in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Venus in 1954. He attended Creighton High School and graduated with the class of 1957. After high school, Burnell joined the Nebraska National Guard and farmed with his father Art Von Seggern. On September 18, 1960, he married Virginia A. Johnson at Zion Lutheran Church in Creighton, Nebraska. Burnell and Virginia were blessed with three children, David J., Kay R., and Susan L. They lived north of Orchard, Nebraska, all their married life. Burnell had a love for music. He formed a dance band along with his brother and father and they played for years as Von’s Merry Men. Burnell was always an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he held nearly all church offices. He also served as the District President of the Nebraska Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL) from 2007 to 2010 and was a 12 year member of the LCMS Nebraska District Board of Directors.

Burnell is survived by his wife, Virginia of 56 years; son, David (Yvonne) of Creighton, Nebraska; daughter, Susan (Brad) Krutsinger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Allyson Von Seggern of Phoenix, Arizona, Aaron Von Seggern of Wayne, Nebraska, Seth Hincker  and Tessa Hincker of Lincoln, Nebraska, Kimberly Krutsinger of Jacksonville, Alabama, Kessandra Krutsinger and Kaden Krutsinger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brother, Dale (Kristy) Von Seggern of Columbus, Nebraska; sisters, Joanne Falter of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Betty (Lowell) Poppe of Scribner, Nebraska; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Ella Von Seggern; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Stephen Hincker; brother, Dennis Von Seggern; sisters-in-law, Irene and Marlene Von Seggern; and brother-in-law, Dwayne Falter.

Memorials may be directed to Mission Central for missionary support in his memory, the Nebraska District LLL, or the Lutheran Hour.

Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries, and to support global missions.

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Contact: Carol von Soosten
Public Relations Director
Lutheran Women's Missionary League

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