Richard T. Breunig
Date of Birth
April 15, 1928
Arlington, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 1, 2014
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, December 5, 2014 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #82 and VFW #4502

Visitation & Rosary

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Family Receiving Friends ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. Wenceslaus Church and School or Bishop Neumann High School or Wahoo Rescue Squad

Richard T. Breunig, 86 of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Wahoo. He was born April 15, 1928 in Arlington, NE to Charles W. and Marie (McMahon) Breunig. Richard was a graduate of Wahoo High School and attended Creighton University. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged. He served as secretary/treasurer of Breunig Rendering Works in Wahoo until his retirement.

Richard was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #1833, American Legion Post #82, F.O.E. Aerie #2971, and the Wahoo Vol. Fire Department for 10 years. He served as a board member of the Saunders County Hospital Foundation, President of the Neumann Booster Club, building committee for re-decorating the church, chairman of the Diocesean Development Program, vocations committee for the Lincoln Diocese, President of Hilltop County Club, past Boy Scout leader, and a board member of Tri-Federal which later became 1st Federal of Lincoln.

Richard enjoyed golfing and spending time outdoors with family and friends. He loved playing cards with friends and watching Nebraska football. He was a loyal supporter of Bishop Neumann Boys and Girls sporting events.

He is survived by wife, Reenie Breunig; children, Craig (Susan) Breunig of Wahoo and Jeff (Bonnie) Breunig of Lincoln; step-children, Donald Syverson Jr., Patricia (Don) Korth, and Jayne (Steve) Banghart; grandchildren, Andy Breunig, Nick (Katie) Breunig, Elizabeth Breunig, Peter Breunig, Aaron (Heather) Kumpula, Kyle (Tanya) Kumpula; step-grandchildren, Bryan (Ashleigh) Banghart, Amanda Banghart, Jason, Ryan, and Sam Korth; great-grandchildren, Aria and Elle Breunig, Brayden and Graycie Kumpula; step-great-grandchildren, Elliot and Jacob Banghart, and Jasmine Fowler; sisters-in-law, Helen Breunig, Berneta Breunig, and Joyce Breunig; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by wife, Norma Breunig; daughter, Jenay Kumpula; grandson, Richard Kumpula; parents, Charles and Marie Breunig; brothers, Joseph, Jerome, and Eugene Breunig; sister, Margaret LaPour.

Rev. Charles Townsend will be the celebrant.

Pallbearers are Andy Breunig, Nick Breunig, Elizabeth Breunig, Peter Breunig, Aaron Kumpula, and Kyle Kumpula.

Honorary pallbearers are Don Clark, Jim Simons, Jason Simons, Jack Christenson, Steve Banghart, Bryan Banghart, Don Syverson Jr., William C. Lindley, and Don Korth.

Condolences for Richard T. Breunig
  1. Linda S. Slosser
    • December 9, 2014 - 9 years ago

    To the family of Richard Breunig, I am saddened to hear of the news that Richard has passed. I know your loss is great. I have a special place in my heart for the Breunig Family. I remember when my children were little we went to see Richards mother on Broadway street every week. Then when my husband (then) and I were married we purchased the Breunigs family home on 10th Street. That was a beautiful home and it was filled with much love. Richard will always be remembered as a good man with a warm heart and a unforgettable smile and laugh. I have been away from Wahoo for many years, I do not ever forget the many good people from there. I sincerely keep up with the weekly news and truly was saddened when I read of Richards passing. Renee, this is Linda, I hope you remember me, I volunteered at West Ward Elementary School, my sympathies to you love. God Bless and Rejoice the many happy years spent with your beloved husband. Sincerely Linda S. Slosser (Millett-Phillips).

  2. Sharyl Knox Jump
    • December 16, 2014 - 9 years ago

    So sorry to learn of Rich’s passing. His family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

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