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Beth Knudson

February 20, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Beth Knudson
1923 — 2015
Beth Knudson, 91, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Brookstone Acres in Columbus.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 11:00 A.M. at Highland Park Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Mike Escen officiating.
Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Nebraska, on Tuesday at 3:00 P.M.
Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Gass Haney Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the church.
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Etta Beth Knudson was born October 17, 1923, in Elgin, Nebraska, to Oliver and Gertrude (Trenery) Carmichael. She attended district school in Antelope County and graduated from Elgin High School. Beth then attended Wayne State Teachers College and then graduated from school of Cosmetology and Barbering in Grand Island. On September 25, 1949, Beth was united in marriage to James Knudson in Newman Grove, Nebraska. After moving to Columbus, Beth opened Beths Beauty Shop, which she operated for many years. Beth enjoyed all types of painting and teaching others her skills. Beth was a member of Highland Park Evangelical Free Church.
Beth is survived by many nieces and nephews, and one brother-in-law.
She was preceded in death by: Parents: Oliver and Gertrude Carmichael;
Husband: James Knudson; and Sister: Ima Rose Barrett
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Denis Jochum
1935 — 2015

NORFOLK — Mass of Christian Burial service for Denis Jochum, 79, of Norfolk, formerly of Elgin, was Wednesday, February 11  at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Gregory Carl officiated.
Burial will be at a later date.
He died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Faith Regional Hospital, Norfolk.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Norfolk was in charge of arrangements
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Denis Jochum was born on March 3, 1935 near Elgin. He was the son of Frank and Frances (Schrad) Jochum. He attended school in Elgin.
After school, Denis moved to California where he worked for a well company. He then moved back to Elgin in which he farmed and trucked in the area.
In January 1972, he married Donna Runte in Yankton, S.D. Denis and Donna continued to live in Elgin until moving to Norfolk in 1997. Denis enjoyed operating his Ham radio, being on the computer, fishing, and having coffee with his friends.
Survivors were wife, Donna Jochum of Norfolk, sister Delores Bode of Neligh, sister-in-laws Dorothy Straka of Atkinson, Karen Olson of Norfolk, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Frances, brother Vincent Jochum, sisters Mildred Zegers, Adeline Van Horn, Myra Hopkins and Stella Schindler.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

Denis Jochum

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Denis Jochum

1935 — 2015

NORFOLK — Mass of Christian Burial service for Denis Jochum, 79, of Norfolk, formerly of Elgin, was held Wednesday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Gregory Carl officiated.
Burial will be at a later date.
He died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Faith Regional Hospital, Norfolk.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Norfolk was in charge of arrangements
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Denis Jochum was born on March 3, 1935 near Elgin. He was the son of Frank and Frances (Schrad) Jochum. He attended school in Elgin.
After school, Denis moved to California where he worked for a well company. He then moved back to Elgin in which he farmed and trucked in the area.
In January 1972, he married Donna Runte in Yankton, S.D. Denis and Donna continued to live in Elgin until moving to Norfolk in 1997. Denis enjoyed operating his Ham radio, being on the computer, fishing, and having coffee with his friends.
Survivors were wife, Donna Jochum of Norfolk, sister Delores Bode of Neligh, sister-in-laws Dorothy Straka of Atkinson, Karen Olson of Norfolk, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Frances, brother Vincent Jochum, sisters Mildred Zegers, Adeline Van Horn, Myra Hopkins and Stella Schindler.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

Florian Luettel

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Florian Luettel
1925 - 2015
Florian W. Luettel, 89, of Albion, NE, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.  Burial followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Albion, NE with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com
Florian William Luettel, son of Ben and Mary (Hoefer) Luettel, was born October 4, 1925 on a farm near Raeville, NE. He was baptized at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, was confirmed at St. John’s Church in Petersburg, attended Boone County School District #16 and graduated from the 8th grade at St. John’s Catholic School in Petersburg, NE.
Following his graduation, he farmed with his father, later going to work for Zwingman’s as a farm hand east of Petersburg for a year before entering the United States Army on February 15, 1945. During his time in the Army, Florian served in the Japan and Philippines areas as a cook, and was honorably discharged on his 21st birthday.
On September 14, 1948, Florian was united in marriage to Clarice Leibel at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. Following their marriage they lived near Petersburg before moving east of Albion in the 1950’s. Florian worked as a farmer and raised livestock, did various small jobs, and delivered rural mail. Retiring in 2002, Florian moved into town with his wife and later entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in February of 2014.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, the Knights of Columbus Council 1739, American Legion Post #162 of Albion, and the Albion Rural Fire Board. Florian enjoyed teasing and will be remembered by his family and friends for always giving everybody a bad time.
Florian is survived by his wife of 66 years: Clarice of Albion; two brothers: Flavian (Pat) Luettel of Albion, and Bernard Luettel of Omaha; sister: Mary (Henry) Starman of Albion; sister-in-law: Florence Luettel of Albion; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.\He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings: Clem (Frances) Luettel, Lawrence Luettel, Greg (Phil) Luettel, LaVern Luettel, Alvin (Mildred) Luettel, Martha Luettel, Emma (Joe) Koch, Marcella (George) Stokes, Stella (Harold) Stokes; sister-in-laws: Darlene Luettel and Jean Luettel.

Gloria Braband

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Gloria Braband
1930 — 2015
Gloria R. Braband, 84 of Elgin, passed away on Wednes-day, February 11, 2015 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin.
Officiating were Revs. Mary and Ray Avidano.
Burial followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Gloria Ruth Braband, daughter of Thomas and Rose (Schauerhamer) Loughrey, was born February 12, 1930 at Chambers.
She was baptized at the Chambers Methodist Church and attended school in Ewing, graduating from Ewing High School in 1949.
Gloria married Earl Braband on January 11, 1950 at Ewing.
The couple made their home on a farm near Elgin.
Gloria was a homemaker, raising their three children: Roger, Raymond and Margaret. She moved to town in 1990, and had lived in Elgin since.
She was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church.
Gloria is survived by her children: Roger (Joelie) Braband of Neligh; Raymond (Pam) Braband of Elgin; Margaret (Karl) Hensley of Elgin; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother.

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