William “Bill” Marfice


February 2, 1927 ~ October 30, 2020


William “Bill” Marfice, 93 of Table Rock, Nebraska passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Journey House. He was born on February 4, 1927 to John and Helen (Stanczyk) Marfice in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Bill graduated from Table Rock High School in 1944. He joined the Army in September 26, 1946 to September 25 of 1951 when he was Honorable Discharged. He was a member of Army Corp of Engineers 489. Bill spent 32 months in Japan building Misawa AFB and 8 months in North West Territory in Alaska on cold weather equipment testing.

He received the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the WWII Victory Medal.

Bill married Elizabeth Rose Eis at St. John Catholic Church in Table Rock on November 26, 1955, to this union three children were born, Susan , Roland, and Michael. Elizabeth passed away July 31, 2010.

After the military he farmed, was a truck driver and ran a sawmill for 24 years.

He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Bill was on the original board of directors for Table Rock Rural Fire District, serving as vice-president for 42 years, a member of the American Legion Brown Hays post #289, 59 years, and was VFW Commander. He also spent 18 years on the Board of The Table Rock Coop Association.

He liked gardening, loved watching football especially the Huskers, and loved working with his cattle.

He was proceeded in death by his parents John and Helen Marfice, wife Betty, sons, Roland and Michael Marfice, his siblings, Eleanor Harper, Louise Spencer, Paul Marfice, Richard Marfice, Donald Marfice, Dennis Marfice, Joyce Nieto, son-in-law Thomas Rutledge.

He is survived by his daughter Susan Rutledge, Linn Creek, MO, grandsons, Jeremy Stephens of Beatrice, Anthony Rutledge (Holly Mitchell) of St. Louis, MO, brother, Norman Marfice of Omaha, NE, sisters, Bernice Kopetzky of Falls City, NE, Isabel Phillips of Sacramento, CA, sisters-in law, Annabelle Rumbaugh of Humboldt, NE, Ruth Ellen Flentje of San Marcos , TX, Joan Marfice of McKinney, TX, Karen Marfice of Case Grande, TX, Anne Marfice of Mobile, AL, special friend Laura Turnbull, several nieces, nephews and friends.

Services were at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Steinauer, Nebraska. Officiating was Father Michael Christensen. Visitation on was Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., at Wherry Mortuary, 919 G Street, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Interment was at the Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Nebraska. Memorials to family choice.

Due Covid-19 everyone was required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Military Honors were provided by Pawnee City VFW Post #5289, the Table Rock American Legion Brown Hays Post #289, and the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard. On line condolence may be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.