Marlene A. Kersten
1939 — 2016
Marlene A. Kersten, 77 years, of Fremont, Nebraska died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Fremont Health Medical Center in Fremont. Marlene was born April 10, 1939 in Dalton, Nebraska to Raymond and Katherine (Josten) Pelster.
She grew up on a ranch in Antelope and Wheeler County in Nebraska. She was a graduate of St. Boniface Catholic High School in Elgin, Nebraska. She attended Beauty College in Norfolk, Nebraska. Marlene married Albert “Al” Kersten on March 30, 1959 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. She moved to Fremont and owned Marlene’s Beauty Shop in Hooper, Nebraska for a few years and then started Marlene’s Beauty Shop in Fremont and worked there for more than fifty years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. She loved sewing, spending time with her family and especially with her great grandson.
She is survived by her husband, Al Kersten of Fremont; son, Kevin and wife, Barb Kersten of Fremont; brothers, Raymond, Jr. and wife, Janice Pelster of Denver, Colorado, Duane and wife, Nancy Pelster of Burwell, Nebraska and Edwin Pelster of Grand Island, Nebraska; sisters, Mary Jane and husband, Bill Hoefener of York, Nebraska, Maggie and husband, Larry Siders of Fremont, and Linda and husband, Randy Jochum of Osmond, Nebraska; granddaughter, Shantell and husband, Scott Hall of Omaha; and great grandson, Preston Hall of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Mass was held, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. Father David Belt officiated.
Visitation was Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 7 P.M. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Burial was at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.
Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Dodge County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com
Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490
1919 — 2016
Sally Bohnenkamp, 96 of Elgin, NE, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:00 p.m. wake service.
Marcella Ann Schmitz, daughter of Tony and Mary (Thieman) Schmitz, was born November 23, 1919 at Petersburg, NE.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and attended St. John’s School.
On June 26, 1946, Sally married Lawrence H. Bohnenkamp at Omaha. They lived and farmed east of Elgin, where they were blessed with three daughters: Karen, Cherlyn and Mary Jo.
Lawrence died of a heart attack in 1968, and Sally moved into town across from St. Boniface School, where she was currently living.
She was a farmer’s wife, a homemaker, a caretaker for elderly and a custodian at St. Boniface School.
Sally was a member of St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Altar Society and was devoted to delivering meals on wheels for the Elgin Community Center. She was an excellent cook, had a great sense of humor and was always prepared with a quick “come-back”.
She is survived by three daughters: Karen (Julio) Rodriguez of Sioux City, IA; Cherlyn “Cheri” (Richard) Schwager of Orchard, NE; Mary Jo (Patrick) Newburn of Sioux City, IA; six grandchildren: Jamie (Angela) Rodriguez, Jennifer (Steve) Koutz, Chris (Patty) Schwager, Terra Bentley Kimes (Aaron), Jeremy Newburn (Kristal), and Matt (Sindy) Varnadore; seven great-grandchildren: Connor and Chris Bentley, Cambree Kimes, Caleb and Morgan Rodriguez, Caleb Schwager and Easton Newburn; five step great-grandchildren: Mallory, Haeden, Dawson, Drake and Kaiya; and her St. Boniface foster grandchildren: the Bob and Sue Schiltmeyer children.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lawrence, brother Laurence Schmitz and special friend Bert Reestman.
Elizabeth “Betty” Schindler
1929 — 2016
Elizabeth “Betty” Schindler passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10. Betty passed away at her home with her loving family after battling ovarian cancer. She was born on June 3, 1929.
Schindler was preceded in death by son Jerry. Preceded in death by son Jerry. She was survived by husband Ralph; children, Karen (Harry), Steve, Janet (Kent), Jean (Terry), Jane (Steve), Chris (Jim), Randy (Tina), Nancy (Randy), Mike, Carrie (Pat), and Amy; daughter-in-law, Mary; 69 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; sister Mary; brother Ken.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 with a Celebration Of Life held at 7 p.m., all at the Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, Omaha.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 16, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave, Omaha.
Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery, Omaha.
Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center St., Omaha, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.westlawnhillcrest.com.
September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Mildred A. Scott
1940 — 2016
Mildred A. Stott, 76 of Petersburg, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Memorial Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, with Father Mark Tomasiewicz officiating.
Inurnment will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until service time.
Mildred Ann Stott, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Dohmen) Jasper was born on May 21, 1940 at Humphrey, NE. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Platte Center until the 8th grade. Mildred then attended St. Francis High School in Colorado Springs, CO.
On February 10, 1961 Mildred was united in marriage to Floyd Veik at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Platte Center, NE. To this union Kevin, Kimberly, Kaylyn, and Kristine were born. The couple lived in Platte Center and Omaha where Mildred worked at various jobs.Mildred married Kenneth Stott on September 17, 1981 in Elko, Nevada.
The couple lived in Iowa, Florida, and currently in Petersburg. They were team truck drivers for 17 years before retirement in 2002.
Mildred was a member of the Legion Riders Club. She has traveled to all 50 states, she loved to play cards and dominos with her family, and also loved driving her convertible and participating in Poker Runs.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth of Petersburg; 4 children: Kevin (Sally) Veik of Columbus; Kimberly Johnson of Belgrade; Kaylyn (Scott) Preister of Petersburg; Kristine Kelley of Lindsay; 12 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 brother: Dennis Jasper of Stromsburg; 5 sisters: MaryAnn Happ of Columbus; Marlene (Bert) Feik of Columbus; Betty (Virgil) Pilakowski of Platte Center; Dorothy Brandt of Humphrey; Joan (Warren) Schwanebeck of Monroe; 2 sisters-in-law Betty Jasper of Platte Center; and Betty Jasper of Denver, CO; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and their spouses: Rose (Dave) Mohr, Helen (Norman) Shanle; 3 brothers: Clem, Ken, and James Jasper; brothers-in-law: Bob Happ, Glen Brandt, and Bob Weber, sister-in-law Dixie Jasper.
September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Bertha A. Farris
1917 — 2016
Bertha A. Farris, 99 of Elgin, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elgin. Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Growing up in Elgin, Bertha was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface School and graduated from Elgin High School in 1934. Her education continued at Hastings Business College. Bertha cherished her life-long friendships and attended high school reunions for 80 years. She was the daughter of Bernard “Ben” and Anna (Selting) Beckman. Bertha married Dorsey E. Farris on January 29, 1940 in Omaha, NE. Sweethearts for life, Bertha and Dorsey often sat holding hands at family gatherings.
After several moves within the local area, Bertha and Dorsey made their home in Oakland CA. Bertha had a significant career with the Oakland Tribune in California. She retired in 1978 after serving three generations of the Knowland family, and having served as the Executive Secretary to the President: she was highly valued by the Knowland family. Her colleagues there remember her as “having a way of making everyone around her feel special.” Upon retirement in 1978 the couple moved to Mesa AZ where Bertha embraced her new parish, All Saints. She was a devout Catholic and took great pleasure in serving the Church. She was active on many parish committees and was a significant part of the life blood of the community. One of her fellow parishioners referred to her lovingly, as “the queen of the parish.” Bertha returned to her home in Elgin in 2001. She continued to be an active volunteer both at St Boniface and the Senior Center. Well into her 80s, Bertha continued visiting many local homes in her activity of “taking gifts to the shut-ins.” Bertha enjoyed serving as a Lector for over 20 years.
Bertha is survived by her son: Dorsey Gayle Farris and his wife Susan of Reno, NV; her nephew, Scott Beckman (wife Deb) of Elgin. She had two granddaughters: Sandra Ann Farris (husband Mike Behnke) and Deborah Farris; and 3 grandsons: Eric Farris (wife Holly), Nathan Farris and Zachary Farris. She is remembered as the “Cookie Grandmother” by 5 great grand-children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dorsey E. Farris; her parents, an infant brother Raymond, a sister Aurelian, and a brother Delbert Beckman