November 11, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Florence Stahl, 72 of Norfolk, NE passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Norfolk.
Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, with burial at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin. Visitation will be 2:00-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Florence Stahl, daughter of Henry and Julia (Martinez) Sandoval, was born October 15, 1943 at Billings, MT. She moved with her family to Taos, NM where she lived much of her younger years.
Flo met Louis Samuel Stahl and moved to a farm near Oakdale, NE where they lived and raised their three children. The couple married on July 20, 1995 at Yankton, SD.
They moved to Norfolk due to Sam’s health and he passed away in 2004.
Flo is survived by three children: Valerie (Dennis) Lewchuk of Norfolk; Victoria Stahl of Lincoln; Jessie Stahl of Omaha; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sam and one brother Richard Sandoval.
October 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1926 — 2015
Charlotte F. (Bennett) Schumacher, age 88, of Wabasha, MN, died Monday, October 12, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Nursing Home in Wabasha surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 29, 1926 in Neligh, NE, the daughter of William and Alma (Peterson) Bennett. She grew up in nearby Elgin, NE. Charlotte taught country school prior to her marriage to Delbert Schumacher. They were married June 4, 1946 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. Delbert was a dairy farmer. The family moved to Dumfries, rural Wabasha in 1957, where he continued his farming practice. Charlotte helped on the farm and she was a homemaker. She and Delbert moved into Wabasha in 1998 when he retired.
She was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also an active volunteer with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary and she was a past member of the Wabasha Library Board. Charlotte was a kind friend, a thoughtful letter writer and the baker of the world’s best cookies. She loved card playing, bowling and her Monday morning coffee group. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Charlotte was a loving wife to Delbert and a wonderful mother to Sharon (Denis) LaComb, Apple Valley, MN, Roger (Kathy) Schumacher, Eden Prairie, MN, Marla (John) Simmet, Woodbury, MN and Wayne (Barb) Schumacher, New Richmond, WI; a grandmother to 13 and a great-grandmother to 21. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert and her brother, Kenneth Bennett.
A funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Kellogg, MN with the Reverend Monsignor Robert Meyer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Felix Cemetery in Wabasha. Casket bearers will be Brita, April and Rebecca Schumacher, Amy LaComb, Melanie McMahon, Amber, Kim and Jennie Poppovich and Lynsey Simmet. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Friday from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and they may call at the church on Saturday one hour before the Mass.
The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements.
October 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1917 — 2015
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruby C. Brandl, age 98, of Elgin, was held Monday morning, October 12, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating.
Graveside Services were held that afternoon at Park Center Cemetery west of Elgin.
Visitation was Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.
Ruby passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 7, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in O’Neill.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
She is survived by her two children; Fran Baum and husband Dave, of Elgin, and Albert Brandl and wife Ardis of Fargo, ND, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight brothers and sisters, and three half-brothers. Ruby was born on July 26, 1917, in Breslau, NE, to William and Mary (Haba) Jeffrey. She married Edwin Brandl on November 13, 1936; to this union two children were born - Fran and Albert. Edwin passed away on May 9, 2005, after 68 years of marriage. Ruby was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Elgin V.F.W. Auxiliary.
September 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1914 — 2015
Rosella Catherine Lodge Paul was born three miles north and east of Elgin on the Kirkman farm, on June 25, 1914. She passed away in Portland, OR in the evening of September 19, 2015 at the age of 101. The cause of her death was simple old age. She was the 7th of 12 children of James and Alice Lodge and was the last of her generation to pass on. She survived all her siblings and their spouses and some nieces and nephews. She is survived by her three children: Marilyn Forman of Vancouver, WA; Rick Paul of Gresham, OR; and Peggy Cole of Sparks, NV. Her eldest son, Ron of Vancouver WA, predeceased her by two years. She has eight biological grandchildren and seven step grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great, great grand daughter, named for her.
The Lodge family moved to Park Center area, 10 and ½ miles west of Elgin when Rose was eight years old. There Rose attended the one room school until the 10th grade. She then boarded in Elgin to go to High School for two years, graduating with the class of 1932. She took one year post high school work to earn a teaching certificate. She taught one year, and decided that was not for her. She pitched (southpaw for the Elgin women’s semi-pro soft ball team), worked as a waitress in Fremont, before returning to Elgin.
Rose married Max Paul of Elgin on January 12, 1937 at St. John’s in Deloit, NE. They farmed in the Elgin area until 1941, when they went to Buffalo, N.Y. arriving there on the evening of Dec. 6, 1941. Max worked at Curtis Airplane factory, until his health demanded they return to Nebraska. The family again farmed initially on the Lodge farm, then the Dwell farm. In March 1950 the Paul family moved to Oregon. Initially working on a farm in Coquille, then in mill work in Coos Bay. Rose was a farm wife and stay at home mom until 1955, when she went to work part-time for a small grocery store, working three days a week. She continued that for over 20 years.
In her retirement years she volunteered; election board, visiting nursing homes to write letters for others, driving for seniors, and keeping active in her church. She did travel to grandkid ball games and attended lots of weddings. She remained active until her 93rd year, when she fell and broke her hip, which ended her independence. She then moved to Gresham to be cared for by Rick and family. She moved to residential care in January 2011 and there lived her final years. She remained active until two years ago, when senile dementia dominated her life.
A mass of the dead was said on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10 am in St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Coos Bay. Rose will be interned at Sunset Memorial Cemetery next to Max.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coos Bay Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice in Rose’s name or to Catholic Charties.
September 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1915 — 2015
Wayne Walter Currie, 99, of Norfolk passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Edgewood Vista Nursing Home, Norfolk, NE. Memorial services will be held at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, with Rev. Jackie Perry officiating. Lunch will follow at Divots at 12 p.m.
Inurnment will be at Park Center Cemetery, Rural Elgin.
Refreshments following at the Park Congregational Church, Rural Elgin. Graveside service will be Saturday, October 3, at 3 p.m. Military Rites by V.F.W Post #5816 and American Legion Post 229, Elgin, NE, with United States Army Honors Guard.
Wayne Walter Currie was born on Dec. 10, 1915, at Primrose, Nebraska. The son of George Walter and Lena (Kruse) Currie, he attended Albion and Bartlett Public Schools.
He served in the United States Army as a TF Corporal. He fought in World War II, serving from Jan. 17, 1942 to Oct. 13, 1945. He was in the Battle Of The Bulge, and received the Bronze Star. He was stationed in Belgium, France, Germany, and Great Britain.
He married Dorothy Kinney on October 26, 1946, at Elgin, NE. After they were married, they farmed west of Elgin their whole life. They were married 68 years.
The couple enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and overseas, and visiting their children in their retirement years.
They moved to Norfolk from the farm in 2009.
Wayne was a member at Park Congregational U.C.C. Church west of Elgin for 79 years, and a lifetime member of V.F.W. at Elgin.
Survivors include wife, Dorothy Currie of Norfolk; children Paula Porter of Phoenix, Arizona, Janet (Kenneth) Hofacker of Naper-ville, Illinois, David (Mary) Currie of Alpharetta, Georgia, Robin Currie of Tracy, California, nine grandchildren, one great grandson, one sister Lucille (Roger) Norris of Greeley, NE, one brother Roger Currie of Elgin. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews,
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lena, one grandson (Devon Currie) and four siblings (Ralph, Irene, Orin and Marion).
The family requests memorials be made in Memory of Wayne Currie to: Alzheimer’s Association, 1941 S. 42 St. Suite 205, Omaha NE 68105 or online at ALZ.org; Park Cemetery Fund, PO Box 426, Elgin NE 68636 or Elgin Veterans Club, 52152 843 Road, Elgin NE 68636 (For purchase of Rifles for Elgin VFW).