Milo G. Florian, 80, of Ord passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Valley County Health System.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Father Tom Ryan and Mark Maresh will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Ord VFW Post #7029 and American Legion Post #38. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, St. Mary’s School or the Ord Volunteer Rescue Unit. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Milo George Florian was born August 14, 1932, on the family farm in Greeley County, Nebraska to Louis and Mary (Wachtrle) Florian. Milo was raised on the farm and attended rural country school.
In February of 1953, Milo entered the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Following his discharge in December of 1954, Milo returned to the family farm.
On October 27, 1956, Milo was united in marriage to Dolores Zadina at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. The couple resided and raised their family on the family farm in Greeley County. Milo farmed, ranched and had dairy cows until 2001. At that time Milo and Dolores moved into Ord. Milo’s passion for farming, tractors and machinery continued as he helped local farmers during his retirement years.
Milo was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and VFW. Past memberships included Ord Elks Lodge and Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included fishing, building yard ornaments and “tinkering in the shop”. Milo was often seen driving his Model A and moped around town.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores of Ord; two daughters and a son-in-law, Joyce and Rob Mangers of Roseland, NE, and Sharon Penner of Grand Island; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chuck of Markee, Russia and Bruce and Libby of Hastings; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Linda Jean Florian; four brothers, Aldrich, Louie, Edward and Jerome Florian and two sisters, Mildred Synovec and Lillian Christensen.