Hugo Eugene Milander age 87 of Laurel, Nebraska and formerly of Coleridge died on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. Terry Buol officiating. Burial will be in the Coleridge City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, at the church, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Holly Jareske, Amber Liljedahl, Heather Behrle, Jeremy Milander, Bryan Pippitt, and Scott Pippitt.
Hugo Eugene was born on August 18, 1934 in Osmond, Nebraska to Hugo Clarence and Millie (Young) Milander. He grew up in the Magnet, Nebraska area and attended elementary school at Pearl Creek west of Coleridge. Eugene graduated from Coleridge Highs School. After high school he began farming and married Donna Mae Puppe on July 9, 1953 in Coleridge. Farming was his passion and Gene was still farming up until his death. He began milking cows by hand and also raised livestock, corn, and grain.
Eugene was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational C
hurch and held various offices in the church. He enjoyed bowling, travelling with Donna, and he enjoyed his children’s and grandchildren’s activities thru the years.
Eugene is survived by his three children and spouses Jon (Carol) Milander of Coleridge, Pam (Kevin) Goering of Platte Center, NE, Karla (Greg) Pippitt of Laurel; six grandchildren and spouses Holly (Ryan) Jareske, Amber (Ryan) Liljedahl, Heather (Jon) Behrle, Jeremy Milander, Bryan (Megan) Pippitt, Scott Pippitt; 11 great grandchildren and one on the way; a brother Merlin (Lynn) Milander of Norfolk; a sister Marlene Kellogg of Norfolk; a brother-in-law Jerry (Marilyn) Puppe, a sister-in-law Linda (Daryle) Milbrath; several nieces and nephews.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna on 9/17/2018 at the age of 83; grandson David Milander, two granddaughters Kristin Milander and Susan Pippitt; brother-in-law_Don Kellogg, sister-in-law Jean Brown.