Matthew W. Luschen, 20, of Wakefield, NE, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Wakefield, NE. Funeral Services will be Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating. The visitation will be Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Wakefield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Bressler-Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield, NE.
Matt was born July 7, 1994 in Norfolk, NE to Chad Luschen and Sarah (Maly) Birkley. He attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 2012. Matt enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles, and four-wheeling. He was a big fan of Nebraska Cornhusker Football. Most of all he loved being with his friends and family.
He is survived by his father, Chad (Crystal Hahn) Luschen of Vermillion, SD; mother, Sarah (Travis) Birkley of Wakefield, NE, grandparents, Maureen (Myron) Osbahr of Wakefield, NE, Geri Turner of Vermillion, S.D. and Ron Turner of Amado, AZ, Jim and Cissy Maly of Wayne, NE, Doug and Patty Jensen of Wakefield, NE, John (Theresa) Birkley of Hinton, IA; sisters, Savannah (Josh) Staub of Carroll, NE, Paige Hahn of Vermillion, SD; brothers, Jonathan Birkley of Wakefield, NE, Jacob Birkley of Wakefield, NE, Billy Radigan of Vermillion, NE, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Matt is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; Norman Luschen.