Doris Kinney Slajchert
1924 — 2016
Doris Kinney Slajchert, daughter of Ernest Charles and Alta V. Jenkins Kinney was born August 25, 1924, on the family farm west of Elgin.
She grew to womanhood in the Park Center community west of Elgin where she was a member of the Park Congregational Church and attended Park Center School through the tenth grade.
After graduating with the Class of 1941 from the Elgin High School, she taught for two years at Park Center School before entering Wayne State College. She transferred to the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1944 where she became a member of Rho Chapter, Alpha Xi Delta social sorority. Doris graduated from the University in 1947 with a degree in elementary education. She taught in the Lincoln Public Schools for several years.
On July 5, 1950, at the Park Congregational Church, Do-ris was married to George Slajchert.
As newlyweds, they moved to Berkeley, CA, where Doris taught in the Berkeley Public Schools. They lived in San Mateo, CA, for 57 years until retiring to Westlake Village, CA, in 2014.
Doris died on May 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. She is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, George; her two children: Peg (Bill) Jensen of San Mateo, CA, and Davis (Laura) Slajchert of Westlake Village, CA; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Burt and Laverne Kinney, and her sister, Lorraine Huffman.
Burial will be in the Park Cemetery west of Elgin at a future date.
Vincent M. Thiele
1919 — 2016
Funeral Services for Vincent M. Thiele age 97 of Clearwater, NE were held at 10:30 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Clearwater American Legion Post #267 and Legion Riders. Pallbearers were Brett Wells, Jared Wells, Jeff Thiele, Nick Thiele, James Thiele and Kevin Thiele. Visitation was on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 3:00 to 5:00 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE followed by a Wake Service at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Catholic Church rural Clearwater. Vincent passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Beatrice, NE. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to CCPJ, St Patrick’s Cemetery, and Antelope Memorial Hospital
Vince Thiele was one of 12 children born rural Clearwater March 6, 1919 to Carl and Rose (Funk) Thiele. He married Marie K. Pistulka in Fairfax, South Dakota on November 26, 1945. They spent their life raising their family in the St. John’s community. Vince and Marie enjoyed 60 years of marriage until her passing in 2006. Vince was a farmer by occupation and was an extremely “Handy” person and truly could engineer and fix anything. By example, he taught all of his children the value of hard work and instilled tremendous work ethic. Vince served in the United States Army and was stationed in Iran during World War II from September 4, 1941 to November 6, 1945. Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was a member of the Pope John School board and active with St. Johns Parish. He was instrumental in the care of Saint Patrick’s Cemetery
Vince is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marie; his sons, Thomas in infancy, Bob, Pat and Joe; his parents and four brothers Augie, Chuck, Louis, and Clement in infancy; and sisters, Theresa, Lillian, Cecelia, Geraldine and Bernadette.
Survivors include his daughter Kathryn (Dennis) Wells of Beatrice, son John (Patty) Thiele of Clearwater and daughter-in-law Nancy Thiele of Elgin. 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; sisters in Arkansas, Margaret Fiser and Lou Hamm. Sister-in-law, Connie Thiele and brother-in-law, Percy Payne.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com.
Mildred A. Pelster
1926 — 2016
Mildred A. Pelster, 89 of Elgin, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Mildred Ann Pelster, daughter of Ferdinand and Anna (Funk) Hupp, was born July 28, 1926 on the family farm in the St. John’s Community southwest of Clearwater, NE. She attended rural school District #29 in Wheeler County, District #46 in Holt County, and graduated from St. Boniface High School at Elgin in 1942 with normal training. She attended summer school at Creighton University in Omaha, then taught in rural schools for three years in Holt County.
On August 13, 1946, Mildred married Phillip “Pete” Pelster at St. John’s Church, rural Clearwater. The couple made their home on a ranch in the Beaver Valley west of Elgin, in Wheeler County. To this union 10 children were born. Following the death of her sister, Mildred welcomed in and cared for two nieces, Joan (Weidner) Perez and Mary (Weidner) Carroll, for several years. While raising their family, Mildred also raised chickens, grew a large garden and cooked for the hired men. In 1986, Pete retired from the ranch and they permanently moved to town.
Mildred was a member of St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Altar Society serving as President, St. Boniface Quilters, along with being active in many other groups including the Beaver Valley Women’s Club, Scattered Neighbors Club, card club, the Red Hatters and Block Rosary.
She was a member of the committee that formed the Elgin Senior/Community Center, chairman of the Red Cross Blood Mobile in Elgin for years, and spent many hours on other volunteer work in the church and community. She always made her home a welcome place for kids waiting in town for after school activities to begin.
She enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals baseball games, watching Husker sports, canning, sewing, baking bread and birthday cakes for her grandchildren, taking pleasure trips including a trip to Rome, and most of all, watching her children and grandchildren participate in their activities.
Mildred is survived by 10 children: JoAnn (Jim) Penne of Oakdale; Dodi (Don) Bauer of Oakdale; Bonnie (Gary) Dinslage of Elgin; Phyllis (Dennis) Cleveland of Ewing; Bob (Janice) Pelster of Bartlett; Denny (Judy) Pelster of Burwell; Jeanine (Kurt) Saner of Dunning; Jeanette (Dave) Henn of Petersburg; Marcia (Bob) Redler of Milford; Ginni (Bill) Fangman of Petersburg; 35 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Peter Larson of Omaha; two sisters-in-law: Lucille Jillson of Lincoln; and Alfreda Pelster of Neligh; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Pete in 2009; great-grandson Kayson Lauridsen; two sisters: Marie Larson and Betty Weidner; six brothers: Msgr. Robert Hupp, Joe, Maurice, Ferdinand Jr., Andy and Jim Hupp.
1923 — 2016
Funeral service for Earl W. Schindler age 92 of Neligh, NE will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. John’s Baptist Catholic Church rural Clearwater with Father James Kramper, officiating.
Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:30 to 7:30 Friday, July 8, 2016 with a 7:30 p.m. Prayer service at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE.
Earl entered eternal rest on July 4, 2016 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements and condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Ewing Rural Fire Dept., the Neligh Fire Dept. and Antelope Memorial Hospital.
Earl William Schindler was born on August 30, 1923 to William Albert and Anna (Burk) Schindler. He grew up on the Burk Homestead South of Knievel’s Store on the Burke home place. He attended school at Deloit Dist. 18 ½ and graduated from Ewing High School Class of 1940.
On April 3, 1945, he was united in marriage to Bernice Mary Tagel at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, rural Clearwater. To this union of 61 years, six children were born. He served on the Rural Ewing Fire Board for 10 years, and was a member of the Deloit Township Board and rural St. John’s Catholic Church Parish Council. He farmed most of his life South of Ewing until he moved to Neligh in 1991.
Earl enjoyed fishing and sharing stories with family and neighbors.
He often shared wine and cheese, M&M’s, cashews, and popcorn balls with visitors. Earl was an avid woodworker.
He is survived by his daughters, Diann Laursen of Stephenville, TX, Gloria and Brian Christiansen of Neligh, NE, Brenda and Ron Riley of Grand Island, NE, Rebecca and Ken Chohon of Yukon, OK, and sons, Greg and Vicki Schindler of Show Low, AZ, and John Schindler of O’Neill, NE; 16 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren, and his brother Ralph and Betty of Omaha.
He is preceded in death by his wife Bernice, his parents Bill and Anna Schindler, his brother James, his son-in-law Richard (Dick) Laursen, and brother-in-law Ludwig Tagel (Loretta).
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Martha Beckman Zadina passed away on June 3, 2016 in Omaha, NE. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at St. Bridget/St. Rose Church and she was buried at Catholic Cemeteries-Calvary in Omaha.
Martha was born June 12, 1924 in Raeville, Nebraska to Mary and Henry Beckman. She married Louis Zadina in Raeville on November 30, 1946 and they lived in Omaha for the rest of their lives.
Martha is survived by three children, Bill (Karen) Zadina of Tucson, AZ, Jim (Janet) Zadina of New Orleans, LA, and Ann (Brian) King of Omaha and two granddaughters, Becky and Lauren King; two brothers: Clarence and Melvin Beckman; four sisters: Sr. Bernardine Beckman, Delores Olson, Mildred Fritz Alice Powell, and many nieces and nephews.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers: Alfred, Eddie and Walter Beckman; and two sisters: Dorothy Reith and Rosie Reicks.