Duane E. Kallhoff
1932 - 2016
Funeral services for Duane E. Kallhoff, age 83, of Tilden, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilden.
Reverend Michael Awe will officiate, with burial to be in Lutheran Cemetery in Tilden.
Military Honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603, American Legion Post 170, and American Legion Riders.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Duane died Sunday, January 31, 2016, at his residence.
Duane E. Kallhoff, son of August and Nilah (Buck) Kallhoff, was born November 26, 1932, in Wheeler County, Nebraska. He was baptized at First Christian Church in Wayne, Nebraska on July 20, 1947.
Duane graduated from Tilden High School in 1949. He farmed prior to entering the United States Army. He served his country from 1955 until 1959. Duane was a Battalion Supply Sergeant with 106 Transportation Company.
On April 3, 1955, he was united in marriage to Karleen Sanne at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilden by Reverend H.H. Sagehorn. One son, Steve, was born to them.
Duane was involved in sales work with Kohl’s Chevrolet and Case at Tilden. He then was manager and co-owner of Meadow Grove Grain Company. After selling the elevator in 1979, Duane became a sales representative for Kent Feed Company.
He retired in 1998. He became a communicant member of Immanuel Lutheran Church on March 29, 1955, and was a longtime member of the church choir.
Duane enjoyed his 4-H years with St. Clair Valley Feeders. He was a past member of Toastmaster in Norfolk, Nebraska and the Lions Club in Meadow Grove, Nebraska. Duane was proud to have been a past member of the Tilden Volunteer Fire Department for many years.
He served eight years on the Tilden City Council. Duane was also a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7603 and American Legion Post 170 both of Tilden, in which he served on the Color Guard.
Duane is survived by his wife, Karleen; son Steve and wife Tammy of Tilden; grandchildren, Sarah and Scott of Tilden; great-grandson, Jace of Berthold, North Dakota; brother-in-law, Caryl Carstensen of Mesa, Arizona; nieces, Debra Schmoker, Diane Slaight, and Denise Cook; three great-nephews; three great-nieces; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Donna Carstensen.
Please direct memorials to Tilden Volunteer Fire Department, Tilden Rescue Squad, Meadow Grove Rescue Squad, Tilden-Meadow Grove Foundation, or Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk, Nebraska.
1939 — 2016
Marian R. Phipps, 76, of Omaha (formerly of Elgin), passed away Tuesday, January 19th at her home after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Marian was born on July 19, 1939, in Elgin, NE to John and Rose Baum.
She graduated in 1957 from St. Boniface High School.
Over the years, Marian worked as a Ward Clerk at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Norfolk and Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Omaha.
For over 20 years she worked at Cram Foreign Auto delivering parts.
Most importantly, Marian will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her strong faith and her generosity.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose Baum; sister, Elizabeth Kelly and husband Norman; brother-in-law, Clarence Schmitt.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, David Phipps; five children and two step-children, Carla (John) Schaffer of Norfolk, Tim (Chris) Carter of Norfolk, David (Jennifer) Phipps of Chandler, AZ, Eric (Laura) Phipps of Omaha, Kelli (Chad) Dumont of Omaha, Dave (Joni) Phipps of Columbus, NE and Sheryl Phipps of Norfolk. She is also survived by sisters, Helen Schmitt, Marjorie (James) White, and Barbara (Jerome) Reicks; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Memorial Mass will be held Monday, February 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (5801 Oak Hills Dr.) in Omaha.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, February 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary Service at Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel), (6505 S. 144th St.) Omaha.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to Catholic Charities or the Cancer Research Institute.
Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence
Tom Bergstrom, Sr.
1951 — 2016
Tom E. Bergstrom Sr., 64, of Norfolk, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2016, at Faith Regional Hospital.
The son of Ivan (Ike) S. and Joan F. (Keil) Bergstrom, he was born on October 17, 1951 at Tilden, Nebraska. He attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating from Elgin High School in 1970.
On December 4, 1971, he married Mary Kluthe at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. After marriage, Tom and Mary lived in Norfolk. Tom began working at Vulcraft in Norfolk in 1973 and retired from there in 2012, having worked there for 39 years. Tom enjoyed working on his cars and spending time with grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Joan Bergstrom; and brother Bill Bergstrom.
Survivors include wife Mary Bergstrom of Norfolk, children Tom and wife Julie Bergstrom Jr. of Omaha, Jesse Bergstrom of Omaha, Andrea and husband Reid Borgman of Norfolk, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning, February 1, 2016, at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with Rev. Terry Buol officiating. Casket Bearers were Dennis Hansen, Rick Meyers, Jesse Bergstrom, Reid Borgman, Tom Bergstrom and Bob Warburton. Interment was at West Cedar Valley Cemetery near Elgin. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
January 21, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1927 — 2016
Audrey M. Mickelson, 88, formerly of Elgin, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Park Congregational-UCC Church west of Elgin, with Rev. Janet Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Audrey Mae Mickelson, daughter of Lawrence and Lillian (Ernst) Worden, was born April 4, 1927 on the family farm near Clearwater, NE. She was born the eldest of three girls and graduated the eighth grade from a rural school west of Elgin.
On April 5, 1948, Audrey married the love of her life, Donald Mickelson at Ft. Collins, CO.
They began their married life on a ranch northwest of Bartlett, NE, through the blizzard of 1948-49. They lived most of their married life on several farms around the Ericson, Bartlett, Ewing and Elgin areas, with a few years lived near Creighton, NE. They retired from farming due to health reasons and moved to a home in Elgin, in the fall of 1978.
Audrey was a wonderful cook, always trying new recipes. She liked sewing, embroidery and in later years, talking to her family on the phone. Reading was a favorite pastime until she couldn’t see, and then liked listening to books on tape. She enjoyed time spent camping with Sharon and Marlin, and loved being near the water. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a strong lady and it especially showed in the love, care and attention for her son Dale at the end of his life.
She is survived by her children: Carolyn Ragland of Neligh; Sharon (Marlin) Matson of Elgin; Jolene (Mike) Retzlaff of Yankton, SD; Linda King of Neligh; 14 grandchildren: Tracy Robledo of Gretna; Trisha (Brian) Sams of Utica; Kurt (Jina) Ragland of Lincoln; Jackie (Nate) Alsman of Omaha; Marsha Matson of Norfolk; Rodney (Stephany) Matson of Norfolk; Eric (Kristy) Matson of Smithville, MO; Jodi Retzlaff of Sioux Falls, SD; Justin Retzlaff (Janelle) of Harrisburg, SD; Melissa King of Neligh; Aaron King (Sara) of Neligh; Marcella Mickelson of Neligh; Donnie Mickelson of Battle Creek; Danny Mickelson of Neligh; 24 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: JoAnn Mickelson and Donna Worden at nine months; husband Donald; son Dale Mickelson; and great-granddaughter McKenna Ragland.
December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1920 — 2015
Wilfrieda M. Shain, 95 formerly of Elgin, passed away Sunday morning, December 13, 2015 at the St. Joseph Villa in Omaha, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 18, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Reverend Ross Burkhalter 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.
Wilfrieda Mae Shain, daughter of Charles and Ida (Arehart) Josten, was born June 10, 1920 at Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin and attended Elgin High School, graduating in 1938.
On July 12, 1940, Frieda married Lewis G. Shain. To this union, three children were born. The couple farmed in the Elgin area until 1959, when they moved to Elgin where Frieda was a housewife, teacher’s assistant, and cooked at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE and Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
She was a member of St. Boniface Church and St. Boniface Christian Mothers. She was very active in the Elgin VFW Auxiliary, serving as president at both local and district levels. Frieda enjoyed embroidering and spending time with her family, especially when she got the whole family together - kids, grandkids & greats.
Frieda is survived by her daughter Lewrieda Davies of Omaha; one son Tom (Mary) Shain of Whitney, TX; four grandchildren: Brett Beck of Omaha; Sherry (John) VanNice of Monticello, KY; Tara Shain of Barcelona, Spain; Valerie Shain of Phoenix, AZ; five great-grandchildren: Max, Luke, Emerson, Page and Blake; along with cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lew in 1986; and son David Shain.