Bernard (Bernie) Kvamme, age 63, died at his home in Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 5, after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Hildegarde M. Henn
1921 — 2014
Hildegarde M. Henn, 93 formerly of Petersburg, NE passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE, with Rev. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment followed at the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Hildegarde Margaret Henn, daughter of Urban and Anna (Hahn) Metz, was born June 12, 1921 near Petersburg, NE. She grew up on the family farm east of Petersburg and attended school at St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
After receiving her education, she worked for neighbors doing housekeeping and caring for children.
On October 6, 1942, Hildegarde was united in marriage to Alvin Henn at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg, NE.
The couple made their home on a farm near Petersburg and after a few years moved to town.
Hildegarde moved to Samaritan Estates Assisted Living in Albion, NE in 2005, and in 2010, entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Home in Albion.
She was a member of St. John’s Christian Mothers, and a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, growing flowers, crocheting, embroidery, crafts and loved spending time with her family.
Hildegarde is survived by her three daughters: Barb (Phil) Stuhr of Elgin, NE; Judy (Ron) Johnson of Elgin, NE; Joan (Bob) Traphagan of Madison, NE; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alvin in 1996; a sister Catherine Veik and a brother Alfred Metz.
Margaret L. “Peg” Merten
1957 — 2014
Margaret “Peg” Merten, 56 of Albion, NE passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, with Fr. Stan Schmit officia-ting. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Elgin.
Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Lea Merten, daughter of Percy William and Cecelia (Thiele) Payne, was born November 1, 1957 in Neligh, NE. She grew up in Elgin, NE where she went to elementary school at St. Boniface Catholic and graduated from Pope John Catholic High School in 1976.
Peg was married to Gail Borer in 1975 and they later divorced. To this union two children were born, Doug and Chris. On April 24, 1987, Peg was united in marriage to Jeff “Hopper” Merten.
They made their home in Albion where Peg worked cleaning houses for many years.
Peg’s favorite pastimes were watching her boys wrestle, gambling and buying scratch tickets, sports – especially NASCAR, camping, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed being the “pumpkin lady” every fall.
Peg is survived by her husband Jeff “Hopper” Merten of Albion; two sons: Doug Borer and wife Lori of Firth and Chris Borer and wife Brooke of Albion; nine grandchildren: Chelsey Urbauer of Lincoln; Lauren, Reese and Rya Borer of Firth; Ty, Parker and Sienna Borer and Benjamin and Madison Reilly of Albion; her father: Percy Payne of Elgin; one brother: Ray Payne and wife Peggy of Elgin; three sisters: Sue Mailhot and husband Jim of Bellevue; Pat Borer and friend Tim Anderson of Neligh; and Connie Laginess and husband Alan of Petersburg, MI.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her mother Cecelia.
October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1920 — 2014
Pat Watkins was born on November 22, 1920 to Pat and Bernadine Martin near Goose Lake in Holt County, Nebraska and departed this life on September 18, 2014 at her home in Tucson, AZ.
The family moved east of Elgin in 1923. She attended Star school and graduated from Elgin High School in 1937.
She married Dale Watkins on January 11, 1942. To this union were born three children: Tom, Vicki and Kip. Pat taught in Antelope County schools for several years.
They most recently resided in Columbus before moving to Tucson in 1998. She is survived by her daughter Vicki (Bill) Bomberger and son Kip (Sue) Watkins all of Tucson, AZ, seven grandchildren, sisters Lucy Bartson of San Mateo, CA, Frances Theis of Salem, OR and JoAnn Dinslage of Elgin and brother Leonard Martin of Columbus, NE.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dale in 2009, son Tom in 1981, grandson Rex Bomberger in 1987, brother Bob Martin in 2000, sister Marian LaMar in 2002 and sister Bernie McNeil-Smith in 2009.
October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1923 — 2014
Bernadine L. Erickson, 90, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Brookestone Acres in Columbus, NE.
Memorial services were held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Inurnment followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Bernadine Leona Anderson Erickson was born on November 1, 1923 to John Anderson and Hattie E. Adamson Anderson. She is the last living member of this Anderson family in Nebraska.
Berna-dine attended country school and was a graduate of the class of 1940 from Elgin Public High School where she along with her husband Dallmont was selected as outstanding Elgin High School Alumni in 2009. Bernadine is also a 1968 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bernadine taught elementary school for over 35 years in rural Antelope county schools, Columbus, Elgin, and Neligh.
On June 18, 1949, Bernadine married Dallmont John Connell Erickson. They resided on a farm west of Elgin before moving to Norfolk, and eventually Meridian Gardens in Columbus, Ne.
Bernadine loved her purebred Angus cattle. She was instrumental in organizing the first Nebraska Junior Angus Association, served on the advisory board for many years and was active in the Angus Women’s organization holding offices on the State and National levels.
Bernadine was a charter member of the Elgin 12 Extension club for 68 years and a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Bernadine was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday school, Bible school, and was a faithful member of the Women’s organization, where she served most recently as the membership chairperson. She was also a 4-H leader and supporter of youth.
In retirement years, Bernadine along with her husband Dallmont, was an active member of the Norfolk Antique Car Club for many years. This group traveled throughout the country on various tours which Bernadine enjoyed. She and Dallmont also traveled with friends on various tours, one of her favorite trips being to native Sweden.
Many have received greeting cards from Bernadine throughout the years. It was her mission to recognize everyone’s special day, or to let recipients know someone was thinking of them.
Bernadine is survived by her daughter Korene Ann Erickson Fehringer, (Jim), five step-grandchildren and spouses, ten step great-grandchildren, distant cousins and family, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dallmont, her only brother Denzel J. Anderson, sister-in-law Florence Anderson, and two special uncles Maulding W. Adamson, and Harry C. Adamson.