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Jerry Tunink

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Gerhard “Jerry” Tunink
1924 — 2015
Gerhard J. “Jerry” Tunink, 91, formerly of Elgin, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, April 10, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter and Rev. Owen Korte officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Gerhard Joseph Tunink was born January 8, 1924, the fifth child of William and Katharine (Overmohle) Tunink and died April 6, 2015. He received his education at St. Boniface Grade School.
On November 11, 1999 he received his Honorary High School Diploma from Pope John High School through the Veterans ‘Operations Recognition’ program. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater from May 1944 to May 1946 aboard the USS Yancey A.K.A. 93, and was discharged with the rank of Fire Control Man 3rd Class.
On August 18, 1947, Jerry married Amelita A. Heithoff. They were parents of three children: Robert, Carol Ann and Mary Jean. They owned and operated the Tunink Construction Company for 39 years until his retirement in 1985.
During his retirement years he volunteered his services to his church and community. He was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church where he held various offices over the years.
He also was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2411, serving as treasurer for 25 years, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5816, and the American Legion Post 229.
Jerry is survived by two sisters: Loretta Zegers of Petersburg, and Mary Ann Kloewer of Columbus; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Amelita “Lita” in 2010; his three children; a brother Anthony in 1982; sisters Elizebeth Wolff in 2001 and Philomena Wilwerding in 2003; a brother Fr. Wilfrid O.S.B. in 2005; a sister Thresia Tunink in 2014; and an infant brother and sister in infancy.

Henry Schueths

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Henry “Hank” Schueths
1931 — 2015
Henry “Hank” Schueths, 83 of Elgin, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his home in Elgin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Henry H.  Schueths, was born on September 16, 1931 to Henry and Elizabeth (Thiele) Schueth at Cedar Rapids.
The family moved to Superior, NE where Hank attended school until the third grade. In 1940, the family moved to Elgin where he attended and graduated from St. Boniface School. He entered the Air Force in June of 1949 and served in Japan until his discharge in 1952.
On December 28, 1953, Hank was united in marriage to Rose Marie Schindler at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. He was employed by Bennett Implement until January of 1960 when he opened his own business in Elgin. He operated Hank’s Implement Sales and Service until 1977, when he closed his shop due to ill health.
He kept his shop and all the tools, eventually started doing garden plowing and lawn installation. He loved raising a garden and fishing.
He belonged to the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years, serving as chief of the department for nine years.
He passed away on April 4, 2015.
Hank is survived by his wife Rosie and their children: Doug of Lincoln; Dave and wife Vanessa of Gering; Dan and wife Mary Kay of St. Peters, MO; Debra and husband Rick Dinges of Lincoln; and Diane Schrage of Omaha; 13 grandchildren: Katie Schueths, April Schueths, Brian Schueths, Jon Schueths, Melissa Phillips, Cory McCarville-Schueths, Joshua McCarville-Schueths, Jesse McCarville-Schueths, Nick Dinges, Erin Dinges, Greg Schrage, Jacque Herman, and Julie Schrage; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister Martha Coliannia of Denver, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Agnes and husband Bill Lattin, Dellora and husband Martin Thomas, Margaret and husband Jack McManaman; two brothers: Brother Florian SDS, and James Schueth; brother-in-law, Phil Coliannia, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Schueths

Paul Hoefer

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Paul Hoefer
1929 — 2015
Paul F. Hoefer, 85 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Paul Fred Hoefer, son of Russell Benjamin and Catherine Mary (Kerkman) Hoefer, was born May 13, 1929 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin and graduated Valedictorian of his class from St. Boniface School in 1947. He worked as a carpenter for Hawley Merchant and Grosskoff Construction, helping build the Steeple on the Lutheran church in Elgin. On June 25, 1951, he entered the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict, receiving an honorable discharge on June 24, 1953.
Paul married Charlotte Mae Fritz on July 12, 1954 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. To this union, seven children were born: Barb, Ron, Bev, Lori, Linda, Brian and Dan.
They made their home in Elgin where Paul worked for Ben Selting for a few years before working with Jerry Tunink for over 50 years, building and remodeling 200 homes in and around Elgin.
After Jerry retired, Paul continued his carpentry work, helping Mike Dvorak, before retiring in 2003.
He was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus for 63 years and a long time member of American Legion Post 229 of Elgin. He was a three time Beard Award winner at Elgin’s 75th, 100th, and 125th celebrations.
Paul loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte; five children: Ron Hoefer of Lincoln, NE; Bev (Daniel) Martens of Norfolk, NE; Lori (Russ) Rezny of Wilber, NE; Brian (Karalyn) Hoefer of Lincoln; Daniel (Kara) of Swansea, SC; one son-in-law Lee Freeman and wife Patty of Kearney, NE; three sisters: Reggie Smith of Wisconsin; Lois (Bill) Williams of Arizona; Margie Baum of Elgin, NE; one sister-in-law Juan Hoefer of Elgin, NE and one brother-in-law Bob Medcalf of Clearwater, NE; 16 grandchildren: Dustin, Duana, Denise, Scotty, Weston, Ryan, Vanessa, Paula, Laura, Brock, Kessa, McKenna, Kalyssa, Kaitlyn, Loudon, and Paige; 10 great-grandchildren: Shawna, Tyson, Ethan, Kallista, Jackson, Connor, Harper, Liam, Ella and Rory; and two step-great-grandchildren: Bralyn and Diamond; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Paul was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother Bobbi Clemons Hoefer; two daughters: Barb Freeman in 1998 and Linda Hoefer in infancy; two infant grandchildren: Heather Freeman and Jeremiah Martens; two brothers: John and Leonard Hoefer; one sister: Mary Kay Medcalf; sister-in-law Irma Hoefer and brother-in-law Roman Baum.

Raymond Reestman

March 24, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Raymond Reestman
1921 — 2015
Raymond J. Reestman, 93 of Elgin, NE passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed at the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Raymond Joseph Reestman, son of Gerhard and Agnes (Oberbrockling) Reestman, was born August 26, 1921 in Petersburg. He grew up on a farm near Raeville and attended St. Bonaventure School and Church. He entered the United States Army on August 7, 1942 serving in Battery A-531st AAAW Battalion, attached to the 30th Infantry Division in World War II. He received the Good Conduct Metal, Sharpshooter badge on the M-1 rifle, five Battle Stars for action in the Battle of Normandy (Omaha Beach), northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) and Central Europe. He also received the Victory Medal and French Medal before being honorably discharged on November 9, 1945 with the rank of Sergeant.
On January 20, 1948, Ray married Catherine A. Zwingman at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville. They resided on the same farm east of Elgin for 45 years where Ray farmed and raised livestock, until retiring and moving to Elgin in 1994. In 2014, they entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Ray was a lifelong member of St. Bonaventure Parish, serving as Trustee on the parish council, member of the Knights of Columbus Council 244, and life member of American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. He enjoyed baseball, bowling and family. He was a fan for life of the Yankees, Huskers, Lakers and his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s’ activities.
Ray is survived by his wife of 67 years, Catherine; two children: Janice (Duane) Esau of Elgin; Roger Reestman of Omaha; daughter-in-law: Marilyn Reestman of Elgin; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother: Joseph Reestman of Oakdale; one sister: Betty (Jerome) Temme of Petersburg; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Ron Reestman in 2001; one brother: Norbert Reestman; three sisters: Irene Camp, Alice Schmitz, and Marie Zwingman.

Kyle Faust

March 24, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Kyle Faust
1990 — 2015
Kyle Edward Thomas Faust, 25 died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at his home in Elgin, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 (today) at St. John’s Catholic Church in Petersburg with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
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Kyle Edward Thomas Faust, the son of Steven A. and Jane M. (Petsche) Faust, was born February 22, 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was baptized at St. John’s Catholic Church in Petersburg and confirmed at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion.
Kyle attended St. John’s elementary school in Petersburg through the sixth grade and received his seventh and eighth grade education at Boone Central Schools.
Kyle attended Elgin Public High School and graduated in 2008.
Following graduation, Kyle enjoyed welding and worked at various jobs around the area including several hog confinements, worked as a farmhand for Morrison Farms at Clearwater, Nebraska, Jerry’s Feed Service in Elgin, and most recently for Sidump’r Trailer in Columbus.
Kyle enjoyed working with cars, especially detailing them, but his greatest love and enjoyment were his two boys, Landon and Bentley.
Surviving Kyle are his two sons: Landon Drake and Bentley Dwayne Faust of Albion; parents: Steve and Jane Faust of Petersburg; one sister: Krystle Buntemeyer and husband Aaron and niece Ella of Kearney, NE; grandmother: Esther Petsche of Petersburg; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins and special friend Tara Vaughan of Elgin.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Edward and Elaine Faust and Lawrence Petsche.

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