Richard Donald Hitz

May 19, 1929May 19, 2020

Richard D. “Dick” Hitz was born May 19, 1929 to Elden B. and Edith T. (Graff) Hitz in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Lincoln Public Schools, graduating from Lincoln High, then University of Nebraska, with a degree in Business Administration. Dick married Marilyn Mae Seward September 8, 1950, then served in the US Army at Fort Devens, MA.

Dick’s career in banking began at Commerce Loan Company in 1954, moving to First Trust Company, then First Continental National Bank until 1962. He then began a 55-year career at Lincoln Federal Savings & Loan, serving as Senior Vice President and Secretary, Board of Directors. Fraternal organizations included the following: 50-year member (Master Mason) Craftsmen Lodge #314, Sesostris Shrine Novice Corp, Moose Lodge 3000, Order of Eagles Aerie 147, American Legion Post #3, and Kiwanis Club of Lincoln. He was a life-long member of Southminster Methodist Church.

Dick is survived by daughters Sue (Dave) Moraczewski, Doris (Jim) Lewis of Lincoln and sons Don (Laura Christensen) of Goehner and Jim (Leigh) of Greenwood Village, CO. His grandchildren include Anne Moraczewski and Leigh (Eric) Gordon of Lincoln; Mike (Nadia) Lewis of Sammamish, WA; Tanya (Alan) Baker of London, England; Steve (Emily) Lewis of Chicago IL; Carolyn (Ryan) Dougherty of Carbondale, CO; and Richard (Brooke) Hitz of San Diego, CA; along with 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Wayne Hitz of Lincoln and Roger Hitz of Kansas City, MO. Preceded in death by wife Marilyn, son John, and brother Marvin “Bud” Hitz.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Memorial suggestions include Nebraska Masonic Home Foundation; Lincoln Public Schools Foundation, Covid Crisis Response; and Southminster Foundation.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Sue Meyers

May 29, 2020

Dear Sue & Family,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad, I know he meant the world to you.

Although I never met him, your photos always showed how happy he was being with you and the family.

Hugs sent,


Kris Peterson

May 23, 2020

Dear Doris and Family,

I was saddened to learn of Dick's death. He was a true gentleman. I enjoyed being able to spend time with him at various Madonna activities.

I will keep you all in my prayers.

Kris Peterson

tom rierden

May 22, 2020

Dick never failed in making me laugh!
No matter when and where we were.
Always taking me to the mat.And,
Have me giggling again, the next day as I reflected
about his quick wit and humor.
Thanks for all the yucks Dick!

Tom Rierden

John Keady

May 22, 2020

Dick was one of the happiest and nicest people I have ever known. A great neighbor with a great family and absolutely the best laugh ever.

Sharon Hitz

May 21, 2020

Dick always called me his kissing cousin. Those 4 Hitz brothers were some of the sweetest guys in the old neighborhood. We neighborhood girls gathered on the concrete wall in front of there house. Love to his family and brothers.

Anne Hohnstein

May 21, 2020

What a guy, he could discuss anything with anybody, at any level; always with a smile, and anywhere, from the Cornhusker hotel to the Fire Department in Goehner. You do not meet many bankers who are also a Jack-of-all-trades, he would take on any project. Talk about dancers, he had the moves. Sue and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You all did him proud. Now he can dance with your mom every night and have coffee everyday with all the friends he made over the years. Peace be with you.


Bobby Mersed

May 21, 2020

"Another Lincoln High Job Well Done."


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