Oren Reisinger, age 83, of Aurora, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 26th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Dr. F. Cole Fowler will officiate. Interment will be at the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. The family will greet friends from 5 -7. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
OBITUARY: OREN REISINGER
Oren E. Reisinger, the son of James and Evelyn (Morss) Reisinger, was born at Aurora, Nebraska on January 14, 1927 and died in Aurora, Nebraska on March 23, 2010, at the age of 83.
Oren grew up in Hamilton County and attended school at District #87.
On September 4, 1946, he was united in marriage to Rosetta ‘Rosie’ Carnes. Oren farmed in Hamilton County for 17 years. He owned and operated the DX Service Station on the Aurora Square. Oren did carpentry work for several years before training and showing quarter horses. He showed quarter horses for 23 years and had high point stallion for the State of Nebraska. Oren owned and operated Lake Mary Ranch Camp at Marquette, Nebraska. He worked as a salesman for Grosshans International for the past 31 years.
Oren was a member of the Grand Island Saddle Club, Ord Elks Lodge and the Aurora United Methodist Church. He was a past member of the Aurora Country Club and Grand Island Liederkranz. Oren was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Hamilton County Saddle Club. He was past president of the Nebraska Horse Association. Oren started and was a leader of the first Horse 4-H Club in Hamilton County. He was the Official Aurora Map Maker in 1961. Oren and Rosie were named the KRGI Good Neighbor Award in February 1977. Oren loved to dance and play cards, especially bridge. His greatest love was his family. He enjoyed every occasion that he could spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Roderick ‘Roddy’ Reisinger; two sisters, Lucille Reisinger and Adeline Salmon and brother, Jack Reisinger.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rosie Reisinger of Aurora; three daughters, Linda (Allen) Cetak of Ord, Ann (Jan) Joseph of Aurora and Martha Sue (Wayne) Brehm of Grand Island; 6 grandchildren, Melissa Cetak of Dallas, TX, Jason (Melissa) Cetak of Lincoln, Stuart (Kimberly) Brehm of Stromsburg, Katie Ann (Brent) Joseph Johnson of Lincoln, Holly (Shad) Salmon of Aurora and Jill (Beau) Austin of Norfolk; 7 great-grandchildren, Ellie and Caden Cetak of Lincoln, Ethan and Kelsey Brehm of Stromsburg, Keller Johnson of Lincoln, Caitlin Salmon of Aurora and Colter Austin of Norfolk; 5 sisters, Ines Oswald of Aurora, Iola Lantzer of Aurora, Mary (Ray) Larson of Grand Island, Audrey (Gerald) Weedin of Grand Island and Ruth (Otis) Shiller of Texas and a brother, Aaron (Mary) Reisinger of Grand Island.