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Heavy Rains Hit Area

August 28, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Heavy rain north and west of Elgin.

Heavy rain north and west of Elgin.

Heavy rains with some isolated, localized flooding hit the Elgin area last night. No need to build an ark just yet though. Flooding, for the most part, was isolated to flat and low-lying areas where drainage is an issue. The usual intersections and ditches in Elgin accumulated water until enough time passed for it to drain away.

The rain began at approximately 8:30 pm on Thursday night and continued throughout the night hours.  In town, reports of just over 3 inches appear to the norm.  North and slightly west of Elgin saw over 6 inches of rain. The Leroy Becker farm located west of Elgin had approximately 5-1/2 inches of rain. Southwest of Elgin saw 4-1/2 inches of rain.  No highways, roads or streets are reported closed at the present time.

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Swift-moving rain gouged ditches.

Debris on roads north of Elgin.

Debris on roads north of Elgin.

Fast moving rain created some foam in the standing water.

Fast moving rain created some foam in the standing water.

Marion B. Vanis

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Marion B. Vanis
1935 — 2015
Marion B. Vanis, 80, of Rising City, died Saturday, August 22, 2015, at
David Place in David City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, August 26 (today), at 10:30 a.m. at Presentation Catholic Church in Marietta. Celebrant will be Rev. Joseph Steele.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Memorials will be to the family wishes.
Committal will be at a later date. Lunch will be served in the Presentation Church Hall.
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Marion was born July 30, 1935, in Dwight, Nebraska, to William and Agnes (Vodicka) Vanis. He
graduated from Marietta High School. On March 2, 1957, he married Marjorie Wondercheck at
Presentation Catholic Church in Marietta. They lived in David City for 20 years and then moved to Rising City. Marion was a truck driver and “shade tree” mechanic. He loved tinkering in his shop, reading western books, watching westerns on TV and following the Denver Broncos.
Marion is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Rising City, one son, Randy (Susan) Vanis of Elgin, three daughters; Dianna Robertson, David City, Connie (Ron) Foltz, Columbus and Brenda (Mike) Gates of Shelby, two sisters; Wilma (Jerry) Dewispelare, Octavia and Dorothy (Kenny) Dewispelare of David City, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Vanis of Lincoln and Elise Vanis of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and five siblings; Marcella and her husband Robert Brezina, Raymond Vanis, Harry and Lucille Vanis, Jim Vanis and Mary Ann and her husband LeRoy Zegers.
Kracl Funeral Chapel 0f David City is in charge of these arrangements.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
Marion B. Vanis    80
Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
10:30 A.M.
Presentation Catholic Church
Marietta
Rev. Joseph Steele, Celebrant
VISITATION
Tuesday 4-7 P.M.
Rosary 7 P.M.
Kracl Funeral Chapel
Wednesday 9:30-10:30 A.M.
at the church
MEMORIALS
Family Wishes
COMMITTAL
At a later date
LUNCH
Presentation Church Hall

Marion was born July 30, 1935, in Dwight, Nebraska, to William and Agnes(Vodicka) Vanis.  He
graduated from Marietta High School.  On March 2, 1957, he married Marjorie Wondercheck at
Presentation Catholic Church in Marietta.  They lived in David City for 20 years and then moved to
Rising City.  Marion was a truck driver and “shade tree” mechanic.  He loved tinkering in his shop,
reading western books, watching westerns on TV and following the Denver Broncos.
Marion is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Rising City, one son, Randy(Susan) Vanis of Elgin, three
daughters;Dianna Robertson, David City, Connie(Ron) Foltz, Columbus and Brenda(Mike) Gates of
Shelby, two sisters;Wilma(Jerry) Dewispelare, Octavia and Dorothy(Kenny) Dewispelare of David City,
13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Vanis of Lincoln and
Elise Vanis of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and five siblings;Marcella and her husband Robert Brezina,
Raymond Vanis, Harry and Lucille Vanis, Jim Vanis and Mary Ann and her husband LeRoy Zegers.
Kracl Funeral Chapel 0f David City in charge of these arrangements

Rev. Robert J. Smith

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Rev. Robert J. Smith
1929 — 2015
Rev. Robert J. Smith died on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Robert Smith was born in a farmhouse north of Elgin, NE on Christmas Day, 1929.
He was ordained a Priest in 1955 and served parishes in Omaha and rural Nebraska. Fr. Smith also served as a missionary in Chile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Katheryn Smith and four siblings, Parsella Loehr Kelly, Leon Loehr, Floyd Smith and Evelyn Smith Trulock.
He is survived by his sister, Helen Neukirch; numerous nieces and nephews and his brother priests from the Archdiocese of Omaha.
A Wake Service was held on Friday, August 28 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Omaha with Fr. Steve Boes presiding.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 29 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Fr. Tom Bauwens furnished the Homily at the Mass.
Interment was held in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Elgin at a quarter mile north of the house where he was born. Fr. Ross Burkhalter presided over the burial ceremony.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, Fr. Smith has asked that you do something kind for someone today, in his memory.

Urban A. Schrage

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Urban A. Schrage
1926 — 2015
Urban A. Schrage, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 9, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born March 15, 1926, in Elgin, Nebraska.
During the Korean War, Urb served in the 45th Division. Upon discharge, he returned to Oklahoma State University to complete his degree in Agricultural Sciences, and finish his college football career.
Urb moved to Salinas, CA in 1955 with his bride, Celine, to start his career in agriculture, which continued for more than 40 years in the Salinas Valley.
He was a long-time parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of Sons In Retirement (SIR).
He loved reading and later became a docent at the Steinbeck Center. Urb also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, telling stories and talking about history. His Saturdays in the fall were dedicated to Oklahoma State football (Go Cowboys!).
Urb was always ready to travel, especially if it was a trip to Reno or Big Sur.
Urb was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Hubert, Clarence, Gilbert, Wilfred, Art and Al; sister, Philomena, and grandson, Tyler Ambrosini.
He is survived by his wife, Celine; three children, Greg (Linda), Linda (Ted) Wagner, Donna (Brian) Ambrosini, and grandchildren, Amy and Eric Wagner.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers who took such wonderful care of our loving husband, father and grandfather.
Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Burial with military honors  followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA 93907.
Donations in Urb’s name may be made to VNA and Hospice, 45 Plaza Circle, Salinas, CA 93901, or the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. For the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, please make checks payable to the UCSF Foundation, include MAC Fund B1871 in the memo line of the check, and mail it to UCSF Foundation, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145.

Raymond F. Dinslage

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Raymond F. Dinslage
1922 — 2015
Raymond F. Dinslage, 93, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Visitation will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Raymond F. Dinslage, son of John and Anna (Baumert) Dinslage, was born June 1, 1922 on the family farm northeast of Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin and attended St. Boniface School through the 8th grade. He farmed with his brothers until entering the United States Marine Corps in September 1942. He fought for his country in World War II and was honorably discharged in September 1945.
On July 30, 1945, Ray was united in marriage to Leora D. Roth at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They moved to San Francisco, CA where Ray was stationed for a short time before returning to Elgin where they farmed northeast of town. In 1966, they bought the Mobil filling station and moved to town in 1967, continuing to operate the station until retiring in 1981.
Ray was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church, a member of American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, the Knights of Columbus, St. Boniface Maintenance Committee and Elgin Commercial Club. He was a past Trustee of St. Boniface Church and past President of St. Boniface School Board.   He enjoyed playing cards and traveling with his wife and longtime friends, Al and Mary Helen. One of the great joys Ray and Leora shared was the annual Christmas gift to their family members of a trip to Ponca State Park.
Ray is survived by his five children: Merle Dinslage and wife Mary of Papillion, NE; Bruce Dinslage and wife Mary Jo of Schuyler, NE; Carole Heitman and husband Lindsay of Omaha, NE; Pam Zabka and husband Kevin of St. James, MN; Lisa Schrage and husband Alan of Petersburg, NE; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Leora in 2010; four brothers: John, William, Frank and Edward; four sisters: Theresa Kerkman, Henrietta Zegers, Julia Zegers and Clara MeGhee; and two nieces: Joyce Dinslage and Donna Jean Stuhr.

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