Laura (Thissen) McGuire

June 19, 1919 ~ April 2, 2019 (age 99)
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Laura (Thissen) McGuire, age 99, of Nebraska City passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Ambassador in Nebr. City.

Laura was born on June 19, 1919 in the small European country of Luxembourg; the daughter of Michael and Marie (Cruz) Finck.  She was the youngest of ten children in the family.

On December 21, 1939, Laura was married to Joseph Thissen in Luxembourg and they shared 35 years of marriage until his passing on May 24, 1975.  Laura later married Clyde McGuire on
May 23, 1987 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City; and they shared 17 years of marriagee until Clyde’s death on May 17, 2004. .

Laura was a loving wife and mother and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Eagles Auxiliary..

Those left to cherish her memory include her children:  Mary Ann Lutz and husband Emil of Lee’s Summit, MO, Claire Esser and friend Allen Weible of Nebr. City, NE and Joan Cook and husband Jim of Nebr. City, NE;  Patty Beninato and husband Jerry of Omaha, NE and Mike McGuire and wife Vicki of Omaha, NE; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; other family and friends.

In addition to her husbands Joe and Clyde, Laura was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers:  Andrew, Jean Piere, Charles, Gregoir, Matthew and Leon Finck and three sisters:  Clementine, Anne and Marie.

A Mass of Christian buiral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  

The Rosary will be recited Sunday evening (April 7, 2019) at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City, preceded by the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City.

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