1978 — 2015
Funeral services for Amanda Jo Ofe, age 36, of Neligh, Nebraska were held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Neligh United Methodist Church.
Visita-tion was Friday, January 9, 2015 at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Amanda died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Amanda Jo Ofe, daughter of Donald Bruce and Connie (Brittell) Ofe was born August 23, 1978 at Tilden, Nebraska. Mandy attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1996.
She was blessed with two sons, Alex and Julien.
She graduated from Northeast Community College with a degree in Business Administration. Mandy loved her job as Customer Sales and Service Representative at Farmers Pride in Neligh, Nebraska.
Some of her hobbies that she enjoyed were reading and cooking, but her favorite thing in the world were her sons Alex and Julien and their accomplishments. Mandy was a member of the Oakdale Methodist Church.
Survivors include: her two sons, Alex and Julien; her parents Bruce and Connie Ofe of Oakdale; sister, Jenny and husband Adam Cameron of Oakdale; three nephews, Taven, Kaden, and Jace all of Oakdale; grandmothers, Shirley Ofe of Oakdale, and Evalena Brittell of Neligh; and soul mate, Clinton Linder of Neligh.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Bud and Leland.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
1924 — 2015
Dorothy E. “Dottie” Landauer, 90, of Albion, NE, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Wolf Memorial Good Sam-aritan Center in Albion. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Burial followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Albion.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Dorothy E. “Dottie” Landauer, the daughter of Frederick “Fred” and Mary Dozler Henke was born April 20, 1924 at Elgin, Nebraska. She received her education at St. Boniface Catholic School and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1942.
Following her schooling, she worked in Norfolk, Omaha, and at the Ordinance Plant in Grand Island.
Dorothy was united in marriage to LaVern Joseph “Shorty” Landauer on October 1, 1946 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Petersburg.
The couple lived northwest of Petersburg and later west of Petersburg until 1957, when they moved to a farm southwest of Albion. There they farmed until 1988, when they moved into Albion.
Dottie worked as a housekeeper for several families in Albion and later at Qualset Furniture for a number of years.
In addition to being a longtime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Altar Society, Dottie was a member and past president of the Cedar Rapids Art Guild and a member of the Korner Quilters for over 30 years. She enjoyed painting, quilting, crocheting and embroidering as well as cooking.
She is survived by her husband LaVern “Shorty” of Albion; one son, Dave Landauer (Deb) of Albion, NE; one grandson, John Landauer (Angie) of Fremont, NE; two granddaughters: Jennifer Landauer of Petersburg, NE, and Janelle King (Chad) of Newman Grove, NE; great grandchildren: Julia and Jack Landauer of Fremont, NE; one sister Laverna Sauser of Cedar Rapids, NE, and one brother Darold Henke of Buckeye, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Marvin in 1968; brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Millie Henke; sister Mildred Henke, brother-in-law Charles Sauser and sister-in-law Dorothy Henke.
1931 — 2014
Geraldine (Hand) Bader, age 83, died December 24, 2014. She was born October 27, 1931 in Edison, NE to Fritz and Hazel (Whyte) Hand.
She started teaching in a one room school house in rural Nebraska.
An exceptional storyteller, she was gifted at entertaining children while teaching them.
A member of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, she was a former president of the Kumjoynus class.
She was also active in Southern Nazarene University’s Association of Retired Professionals.
Gerry and her husband Dean resided in Colorado for more than 46 years where he owned his barbershop business and she worked as a business woman.
They moved to Yukon, Oklahoma in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Dean Richard Bader; and brother, Walter Hand. Survivors include her sons, Ted and wife Marilyn of Yukon OK, Edward and wife Dee of Portland OR; sisters, Jackie Dwyer of Elgin and Janet Warner of Edison; brothers, Larry Hand of McCook and Phillip Hand of Hebron; four grandchildren, Trudee, Luke, Joshua and Samuel; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Tina (Mackel) and Chris Queen of Lincoln are the parents of a baby girl, Tessa Mae, born Jan. 8, 2015 at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. She weighed six pounds, 13 ounces. She joins a brother, Greyson, five yrs. old at home. Grandparents are Don and Donna Mackel of Elgin. The Queen’s address is 7020 Wildrye Road, Lincoln, NE 68521.
BURWELL — Wolfpack wrestlers again made a march to the medal stand Saturday, competing at the Burwell Invite.
Eighteen teams competed in the tournament. The Wolfpack had four wrestlers compete and three came home with medals.
Andrew Fangman (160 pounds) and Logan Henn (106) each placed second in their respective weight divisions to highlight EPPJ’s team performance. Teammate Ryan Pelster, competing at 145 pounds, finished fourth. Due to a rule which limits the number of matches a wrestler can wrestle in one day, Pelster was unable to wrestle in the consolation finals.
Geoffrey Carr, competing in the 120-pound division, finished 1-2 at the tournament with a pin in his opening round match.
In the team standings, Valentine won with 269 points. The Wolfpack finished 12th in the team standings with 54 points.
Wolfpack wrestlers will next be in action Saturday at the Dunning Invite. Matches are set to begin at 10 a.m.
Results from Burwell were:
106 pounds — Logan Henn (EPPJ) pinned Joshua Whalen (ELMC) in 59 seconds; Henn pinned Garrett Long (una) in 1:07; finals, Henn lost 9 to 2 to Bronc Temple (AINS).
120 — Geoffrey Carr (EPPJ) pinned Joel Hogmire (SBLC) in 1:46; Carr was pinned by Alex Dubac (CRCO) in 25 seconds; Carr was pinned by Steven Young (VALE) in 38 seconds.
145 — Ryan Pelster (EPPJ) pinned Gus Fread (RAVE) in 1:11; Pelster lost to Jordan Hovie (AR-L) 10 to 2; Pelster pinned Ryan Smith (RVRS) in 1:39; Pelster defeated Jake Buhring (SEM) 3 to 2; Pelster pinned Breydon Mlady (WEH)) in 4:31; Brandon Treffer (Rave) awarded victory over Pelster by 5-match limit rule.
160 — Andrew Fangman (EPPJ) pinned Denon Van Oster (SEM) in 42 seconds; Fangman pinned Thomas Spilinek (AR-L) in 4:31; finals, Fangman was pinned by Jake O’Kief (VALE) in 2:51.