1914 — 2015
Rosella Catherine Lodge Paul was born three miles north and east of Elgin on the Kirkman farm, on June 25, 1914. She passed away in Portland, OR in the evening of September 19, 2015 at the age of 101. The cause of her death was simple old age. She was the 7th of 12 children of James and Alice Lodge and was the last of her generation to pass on. She survived all her siblings and their spouses and some nieces and nephews. She is survived by her three children: Marilyn Forman of Vancouver, WA; Rick Paul of Gresham, OR; and Peggy Cole of Sparks, NV. Her eldest son, Ron of Vancouver WA, predeceased her by two years. She has eight biological grandchildren and seven step grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great, great grand daughter, named for her.
The Lodge family moved to Park Center area, 10 and ½ miles west of Elgin when Rose was eight years old. There Rose attended the one room school until the 10th grade. She then boarded in Elgin to go to High School for two years, graduating with the class of 1932. She took one year post high school work to earn a teaching certificate. She taught one year, and decided that was not for her. She pitched (southpaw for the Elgin women’s semi-pro soft ball team), worked as a waitress in Fremont, before returning to Elgin.
Rose married Max Paul of Elgin on January 12, 1937 at St. John’s in Deloit, NE. They farmed in the Elgin area until 1941, when they went to Buffalo, N.Y. arriving there on the evening of Dec. 6, 1941. Max worked at Curtis Airplane factory, until his health demanded they return to Nebraska. The family again farmed initially on the Lodge farm, then the Dwell farm. In March 1950 the Paul family moved to Oregon. Initially working on a farm in Coquille, then in mill work in Coos Bay. Rose was a farm wife and stay at home mom until 1955, when she went to work part-time for a small grocery store, working three days a week. She continued that for over 20 years.
In her retirement years she volunteered; election board, visiting nursing homes to write letters for others, driving for seniors, and keeping active in her church. She did travel to grandkid ball games and attended lots of weddings. She remained active until her 93rd year, when she fell and broke her hip, which ended her independence. She then moved to Gresham to be cared for by Rick and family. She moved to residential care in January 2011 and there lived her final years. She remained active until two years ago, when senile dementia dominated her life.
A mass of the dead was said on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10 am in St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Coos Bay. Rose will be interned at Sunset Memorial Cemetery next to Max.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coos Bay Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice in Rose’s name or to Catholic Charties.
1915 — 2015
Wayne Walter Currie, 99, of Norfolk passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Edgewood Vista Nursing Home, Norfolk, NE. Memorial services will be held at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, with Rev. Jackie Perry officiating. Lunch will follow at Divots at 12 p.m.
Inurnment will be at Park Center Cemetery, Rural Elgin.
Refreshments following at the Park Congregational Church, Rural Elgin. Graveside service will be Saturday, October 3, at 3 p.m. Military Rites by V.F.W Post #5816 and American Legion Post 229, Elgin, NE, with United States Army Honors Guard.
Wayne Walter Currie was born on Dec. 10, 1915, at Primrose, Nebraska. The son of George Walter and Lena (Kruse) Currie, he attended Albion and Bartlett Public Schools.
He served in the United States Army as a TF Corporal. He fought in World War II, serving from Jan. 17, 1942 to Oct. 13, 1945. He was in the Battle Of The Bulge, and received the Bronze Star. He was stationed in Belgium, France, Germany, and Great Britain.
He married Dorothy Kinney on October 26, 1946, at Elgin, NE. After they were married, they farmed west of Elgin their whole life. They were married 68 years.
The couple enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and overseas, and visiting their children in their retirement years.
They moved to Norfolk from the farm in 2009.
Wayne was a member at Park Congregational U.C.C. Church west of Elgin for 79 years, and a lifetime member of V.F.W. at Elgin.
Survivors include wife, Dorothy Currie of Norfolk; children Paula Porter of Phoenix, Arizona, Janet (Kenneth) Hofacker of Naper-ville, Illinois, David (Mary) Currie of Alpharetta, Georgia, Robin Currie of Tracy, California, nine grandchildren, one great grandson, one sister Lucille (Roger) Norris of Greeley, NE, one brother Roger Currie of Elgin. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews,
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lena, one grandson (Devon Currie) and four siblings (Ralph, Irene, Orin and Marion).
The family requests memorials be made in Memory of Wayne Currie to: Alzheimer’s Association, 1941 S. 42 St. Suite 205, Omaha NE 68105 or online at ALZ.org; Park Cemetery Fund, PO Box 426, Elgin NE 68636 or Elgin Veterans Club, 52152 843 Road, Elgin NE 68636 (For purchase of Rifles for Elgin VFW).
Orin R. Currie
1920 — 2015
Orin R. Currie, 95, of Bartlesville, died on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Orin was born on July 23, 1920, in Loretta, Nebraska, son of George W. Currie and Lena Kruse Currie. He graduated from Wheeler County High School in Bartlett, Nebraska, in 1939, and then worked on the family farm for a year before beginning studies at Wayne State College. In July 1943, Orin entered the Navy’s officer candidate training program and, after being commissioned, served in the Pacific. Following his discharge from the Navy, Orin finished his college education at the University of Nebraska where he received his degree in Chemical Engineering in June 1948.
Orin married Marjorie (Marge) Johnston on June 25, 1949, in Lincoln, Nebraska. They made their first home in Borger, Texas, where Orin began working for Phillips Petroleum. Orin and Marge moved to Bartlesville in 1956. He spent much of his career with Phillips working in environmental engineering. In his spare time, Orin was involved with family activities, gardening, Meals on Wheels, Society of Professional Engineers, and the Republican Party. After his retirement in 1984, the Curries enjoyed traveling, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and continuing to be loyal Cornhusker fans.
Orin enjoyed serving at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church as an elder, lay reader, prayer group member, and in many other ways. In a recent interview by the Eisenhower Library about his Navy days, Orin was asked how he wanted to be remembered. He answered “as a faithful Christian.” He will indeed be remembered that way.
Orin is preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Currie; a brother Ralph Currie and sisters Irene Currie and Marion Briese. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Johnson of Oklahoma City and Marcia Howard (James) of Dallas, Texas; one son, Randall Currie, of Edmond; a grandson Scott (Leia) Johnson of Belleville, Illinois; a granddaughter Katherine Johnson of Chicago, Illinois; and two great-grandsons Will and Ben Johnson of Belleville, Illinois. He is also survived by brothers Wayne Currie of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Roger Currie of Elgin, Nebraska, and sister Lucille Norris of Greeley, Nebraska.
A service in celebration of his life was held at Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church with Dr. Dale Scott officiating. Private interment was at the Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Stumpff Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established and those who wish may send contributions to Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 801 SE Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74005.
Born to Tricia & David Kilts of Fort Collins, CO a daughter, Jocelyn Nicole on September 21, 2015.
She weighed seven pounds, three ounces and was 21 inches long.
She joins a sister Sophia (3) at home. Grand-parents are Joe & Connie Seier of Elgin & James & Virginia Kilts of Johnstown, CO.
Great-grandmother is Peggy Schmitt of Neligh.
Chad and Amy Miller of York, NE are the parents of a son, Ayden Scott, born on Sept. 3, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island, NE.
Ayden weighed five pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 5/8 inches long. Grand-parents are John and Diane Miller of York, and Ed and Donna Assendrop of Grand Island. Great grandmother is Bernice Siems of Elgin.