PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — Monika Lina Michaels Age 68 of Plattsmouth, Neb., and formerly of Oskaloosa, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at her residence.
She was born on Nov. 29, 1945, to Johann Franz and Amalie Anna (Eberle) Beuscher in Mannheim-Sandhofen, West Germany. In 1958, when Monika was 12 years old, she moved to Lubbock, Texas, with her family. She attended and graduated from Lubbock High School with the class of 1964. After high school, she attended Texas Tech and she worked at a bank and then for a utility company. She met Richard “Mike” Michaels and they were later married at Reese Air Force Base near Lubbock. Besides Oskaloosa and Lubbock, Monika and Mike also lived in West Lafayette, Ind.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Omaha, Neb.; Liberty, Mo.; and in 1988 they moved to Plattsmouth, Neb. Monika was a wife, homemaker, and mother. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and the P.C.C.W. in Plattsmouth for 26 years. She managed My Neighbor’s Closet Thrift Shop for a quarter of a century at Church of the Holy Spirit. She also volunteered at the Golden Living Center in Plattsmouth.
She is survived by her husband: Richard “Mike” Michaels, of Plattsmouth, Neb., daughter: Wendy (Bryan) Morrison, of Papillion, Neb., son: Eric Michaels, of Sioux Falls, S.D., five grandchildren, sister: Ilse Bessent, of Lubbock, Texas, three nephews, numerous cousins, and many friends.
Monika is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Egon Beuscher and Heinrich Beuscher, and parents-in-law: Dick and Mary Michaels, of Oskaloosa.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at Church of The Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth, Neb. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 8, at Church of The Holy Spirit in Plattsmouth. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Plattsmouth. Memorials to Church of The Holy Spirit, My Neighbor’s Closet Thrift Shop, and/or Plattsmouth Rescue Squad.
Services are entrusted to Roby Funeral Home, 346 Ave. A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048 robyfuneralhome.com.