1943 — 2015
Ronald J. Johnson, 72 of Elgin, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 16, 2015 at his home west of Elgin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (today) at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Ronald James Johnson, son of Maurice and Claradine (Sehi) Johnson, was born February 14, 1943 at Clearwater, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at Rural St. John’s Church south of Clearwater, attended school at rural District 103 and St. Boniface High School, graduating in 1960. He served in the United States National Guard from 1964-1970.
On February 12, 1966, Ron married Judy Kay Henn at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg. They lived in Columbus where Ron worked for Behlen Manufacturing until moving back to Elgin in 1968 and working for Ray’s Mobil and Elgin Lumber. In 1976, they moved 10 miles west of Elgin, where Ron began farming.
Ron was a member of St. Boniface Church. He loved his family and spending time with them. Some of his favorite times were fishing and camping with his family and going to the Pro Bull Riding events.
He is survived by his wife Judy of Elgin; three children: Tracy (Chris) Stamp of Elgin; Teri (William) Mescher of Elgin; Scott Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren: Jessica Stamp of Denver, CO; Austin (Mara) Stamp of Norfolk; Hayley Stamp, Chelsi Mescher and Jordan Mescher, all of Elgin; one sister: LaVonne (Barney) Morava of Chappell, NE; one sister-in-law: Evy Johnson of Albion, NE ; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Claradine, and one brother Dennis Johnson.
1921 — 2015
Funeral Service for Norma Koinzan, age 93 of O’Neill and Bartlett were held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in O’Neill, NE with Pastor John Ryding, officiating. Music was provided by Janet Grosch, Organist and The Quartet.
Pallbearers were Steven Schrunk, Jim Havel, Dennis Derner, David Mignery, Ken Pelster, and Larry Day.
Burial was in Bartlett Cemetery. Visitation was 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater.
Norma passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrange-ments.
Memorials may be directed to Asera Care Hospice in O’Neill.
Norma E. Koinzan was born on July 31, 1921 to Pearl and H.M. Summers in Chambers, NE.
She grew up in Antelope and Wheeler Counties, graduating with the class of 1938 from Wheeler County High School.
On October 11, 1941, she was united in marriage to Fred Koinzan at Hartington, NE. They were married for 61 years. They lived on the family ranch on the Beaver Valley, northeast of Bartlett.
She taught in several rural grade schools. Norma was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Beaver Val-ley Women’s Club, Nebraska Extension Service, 4-H leader, Trinity Lutheran Church, Christ Lutheran Church, Lutheran Ladies Aide, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was an avid reader, liked crocheting and needlework and crafting.
She is survived by daughter Norine and husband John Prim of Lakewood, OH and Rick and wife, Carol Koinzan of Bartlett, NE, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, daughter in law, Karen Koinzan of Lincoln, NE and sister-in-law Mary Ann Summers of Burwell, NE. Preceded in death by parents, husband Fred (2002), son Mick Koinzan, siblings Harry (infancy), Lois Day, and Lavern Summers.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
1919 — 2015
Bernadette Marie Jewell, daughter of Michael Penne and Mayme (Rotert) Penne was born February 1, 1919 in Stratton, Colorado.
She passed away May 14, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Valley, Nebraska, at the age of 96.
Bernadette was united in marriage to Marshall Clifton Jewell on September 22, 1941 at Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Charles C. and Donn R. Jewell.
Bernadette was a devoted mother and homemaker, and also worked as a waitress for many years at Banker’s Life and Gino’s Restaurant, both in Des Moines, Iowa.
After Marshall’s death in 1970, Bernadette moved to Elgin, Nebraska to help her sisters care for their mother and father. While living in Elgin she worked at Imperial Steakhouse in Neligh, Nebraska, remaining in Elgin with her sisters for 31 years.
In April of 2001, Bernadette returned to Des Moines to their family home, where she lived until moving to Houston, Texas with her son and family in 2010.
A lifelong Catholic, Bernadette was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Des Moines as well as St. Boniface Church in Elgin.
Preceding Bernadette in death were her parents; husband, Marshall Jewell; sisters Lorraine Lynch, and Ione Hausmann, brother Gilbert Penne, sister-in-law Monica Penne and brothers-in-law Jim Lynch and Leo Hausmann.
Bernadette is survived by her children Charles C. Jewell (Jane) of Houston, Texas, and Donn R. Jewell (Gayle) of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Chad Jewell (Velissa), Brice Jewell (Kimberly) Cole Jewell, and Angela Schramm (Clint); and great-grandchildren Adam Jewell, Abby Jewell, Vanden Jewell, Dax Jewell, Alayna Schramm and Lucy Schramm, as well as her brother, John Penne, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral mass will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Valley, Nebraska. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Blencoe, Iowa.
Visitation will be Friday from Noon to 7 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m., and a wake service at 7 p.m. at Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
May 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1937 — 2015
Funeral Services for Helen Burbach age 77 of Neligh were held Thursday, May 7, 2015 at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father John Broheimer, officiating.
Music by Jane Ruterbories and Natalie Britne. Pallbearers were Drew Kubo, Adam David Burbach, Cody Rossman, Jake Brinkerhoff Miller, Caleb Payne, Zachary Baker, and Preston Burbach.
Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Hartington.
Helen passed away surrounded by her husband and children on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk.
Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
Helen Alice Burbach was born on May 19, 1937 to Edna (Arnett) and Charles McFadden in Hartington.
She attended Holy Trinity School in Hartington and graduated with the Class of 1955. She then attended Cosmetology School in Norfolk.
On November 10, 1959 she was united in marriage to Bernard Burbach in Hartington. Helen worked for the airlines in Omaha. In 1956 to 1958 she operated her own Beauty Salon in Hartington known as the Klip and Kurl. 1962 they moved to Crofton where she stayed home to take care of her children. In 1975 they moved to Antelope County. She opened her own daycare. She taught Catechism for many years.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and Altar Society (Rosary Society) and Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed reading, sewing, baking and especially fixing kid’s hair with ponytails and spending time with family.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard of Neligh. Children: Dana Kubo of Norfolk, Charles (Andrea) Burbach of Wayne, Kris (Curt) Rossman of Scottsbluff, Angie Miller of Bozeman, MT, Lisa (Danny) Payne of Neligh, Amy (Tim) Baker of Neligh, Paul (Courtney) Burbach of Norfolk, and Matthew (Meghan) Burbach of Cape Coral, FL., 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sisters: Teresa Noecker of Hartington, Irma O’Gara of Davenport, IA, and Rita Lipinski of Redmond, WA. Sister-in-law, Dickie Burbach of Hartington. Preceded in death by her parents, grandson ? Adam David Burbach. Brothers: George, Gene, Phil and Joe. Sisters: Dorothy McFadden and Mary Rosenbach. Son-in-law, Kim Kubo.
April 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Brian K. Fink
Brian K. Fink, 48, of Lincoln, died Feb. 24, 2015.
Graveside Committal services and inurnment will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Park Cemetery with Rev. Ray Avidano officiating. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Brian is survived by his children, Ian and Ike Fink; and their mother, Jenny Tan; special friend, Michelle Venter and her children, all of Lincoln; father and step-mother, Keith and Mardell Fink of Blair; sisters, Romana Fink and Lynette Schleicher; step-sister, Karen Felderman; sister-in-law, Lorie Fink.