Over the course of the past week, both students and adults have been working hard to remove the old wooden floor in the Elgin Public School gymnasium. Year’s of wear and sanding had put the floor on its “last leg” and the decision was made by the school board to replace the flooring earlier this year. The school board was approached by Jeff and Randy Scholl about the old floor. The duo offered to remove the floor for free. The company providing the new flooring had quoted the school a cost of $6,500 for removing the old floor. In return for doing the removal and saving the school district money, the Scholls were given the old wood floor. They have several things that the old floor will likely be used for - including possibly selling portions of the floor. Following cleanup of debris, prepping the area and installation on the new floor will begin.
May 21, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1943 — 2015
Ronald J. Johnson, 72 of Elgin, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 16, 2015 at his home west of Elgin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (today) at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Ronald James Johnson, son of Maurice and Claradine (Sehi) Johnson, was born February 14, 1943 at Clearwater, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at Rural St. John’s Church south of Clearwater, attended school at rural District 103 and St. Boniface High School, graduating in 1960. He served in the United States National Guard from 1964-1970.
On February 12, 1966, Ron married Judy Kay Henn at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg. They lived in Columbus where Ron worked for Behlen Manufacturing until moving back to Elgin in 1968 and working for Ray’s Mobil and Elgin Lumber. In 1976, they moved 10 miles west of Elgin, where Ron began farming.
Ron was a member of St. Boniface Church. He loved his family and spending time with them. Some of his favorite times were fishing and camping with his family and going to the Pro Bull Riding events.
He is survived by his wife Judy of Elgin; three children: Tracy (Chris) Stamp of Elgin; Teri (William) Mescher of Elgin; Scott Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren: Jessica Stamp of Denver, CO; Austin (Mara) Stamp of Norfolk; Hayley Stamp, Chelsi Mescher and Jordan Mescher, all of Elgin; one sister: LaVonne (Barney) Morava of Chappell, NE; one sister-in-law: Evy Johnson of Albion, NE ; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Claradine, and one brother Dennis Johnson.
May 21, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1921 — 2015
Funeral Service for Norma Koinzan, age 93 of O’Neill and Bartlett were held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in O’Neill, NE with Pastor John Ryding, officiating. Music was provided by Janet Grosch, Organist and The Quartet.
Pallbearers were Steven Schrunk, Jim Havel, Dennis Derner, David Mignery, Ken Pelster, and Larry Day.
Burial was in Bartlett Cemetery. Visitation was 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater.
Norma passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrange-ments.
Memorials may be directed to Asera Care Hospice in O’Neill.
Norma E. Koinzan was born on July 31, 1921 to Pearl and H.M. Summers in Chambers, NE.
She grew up in Antelope and Wheeler Counties, graduating with the class of 1938 from Wheeler County High School.
On October 11, 1941, she was united in marriage to Fred Koinzan at Hartington, NE. They were married for 61 years. They lived on the family ranch on the Beaver Valley, northeast of Bartlett.
She taught in several rural grade schools. Norma was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Beaver Val-ley Women’s Club, Nebraska Extension Service, 4-H leader, Trinity Lutheran Church, Christ Lutheran Church, Lutheran Ladies Aide, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was an avid reader, liked crocheting and needlework and crafting.
She is survived by daughter Norine and husband John Prim of Lakewood, OH and Rick and wife, Carol Koinzan of Bartlett, NE, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, daughter in law, Karen Koinzan of Lincoln, NE and sister-in-law Mary Ann Summers of Burwell, NE. Preceded in death by parents, husband Fred (2002), son Mick Koinzan, siblings Harry (infancy), Lois Day, and Lavern Summers.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com