Allen A. Kreuscher, 88, of Beatrice, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln.  

He was born Aug. 25, 1930 at rural DeWitt, graduated from DeWitt High School in 1947, and attended the University of Nebraska for one year.  He served in the Nebraska National Guard for six years.  He married Mary Ann Spilker on June 27, 1954 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural DeWitt and they lived and farmed in the DeWitt area until moving to Beatrice in 2005.  He worked at Fox Funeral Home for five years.  He was a member of Christ Community Church of Beatrice where he had served on the church council and was the head usher.  He was a member of several organizations, including Board of Pregnancy Resource Center, Beatrice Kiwanis Club, DeWitt Grange, and was a Past Master, Ag Achievement, Nebraska Ag Council; Past President of Nebraska Corn Growers, Nebraska Ethanol Board, the State ASCS and County Boards.  He enjoyed going antiquing with Mary Ann.

 Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Ann of Beatrice; one son, John (Kristi) Kreuscher of Gothenburg; one daughter, Jane (Tony) Gevo of Largo, Florida; two grandsons, Aaron and Andrew Kreuscher of Gothenburg; one sister, Lois Schuerman of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews and many close friends.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Grace (Felder-man) Kreuscher; brother, Glenn Kreuscher and wife Marion; and sister, Ruth Powell and husband Tom.

The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice on Thursday, Feb. 14, from noon until 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour preceding the service on Friday.  

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at Christ Community Church of Beatrice with Pastor Jack Magness officiating.  Inurnment of the cremains will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery of DeWitt at 4 p.m. on Friday.  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Christ Community Church.  

Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.