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December 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Emily Reestman

1931 — 2014

Emily Reestman, 83 of Elgin, NE, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, NE.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Emily A. Reestman

Emily Ann Reestman, daughter of Emil and Henrietta (Lordemann) Bigge, was born September 25, 1931 on a farm southeast of Petersburg, NE and moved with her family to town in 1935. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Church and attended St. John’s Catholic School in Petersburg, graduating in 1949. She moved to Omaha and worked for Mutual of Omaha until 1955.

On April 11, 1955, Emily married Joseph William Reestman at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg. The first years of married life, they lived on farms southeast of Oakdale, NE. To this union six children were born: Barbara, Kenneth, Karen, Susan, Gary and Mark. In 1980, they moved to their farm 6 ½ miles east of Elgin where they currently reside. They raised grain, hay and livestock, and Emily kept the farm’s books.

Emily was a member of St Bonaventure Christian Mothers, Parish Council and Farmette Extension Club. She enjoyed her family, faith, family history, reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and growing flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joe of Elgin; six children: Barbara (Roger) Meyer of Wayne; Kenneth (Joyce) Reestman of Elgin; Karen (Kent) Riesberg of Papillion; Susan Busch, Gary Reestman, and Mark (Diane) Reestman, all of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Agatha Menon of Sierra Madre, CA; Mary Jane (Dean) Henn of Elgin; Erma (Russell) Eggerling of Norfolk; one brother: Henry Bigge of Fullerton; brother-in-law: Ray (Catherine) Reestman of Elgin; sister-in-law: Betty Ann (Jerome) Temme of Petersburg; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Emily was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Henrietta Bigge; brother and sister in infancy; parents-in-law: Agnes and Gerhard Reestman; granddaughter April Riesberg; brothers-in-law: Evans Menon and Norbert Reestman; sisters-in-law Irene (Bernard) Camp, Alice (Lawrence) Schmitz and Marie (Richard) Zwingman; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Richard Temme

November 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Richard Temme
1926 — 2014
Richard Temme, 88 of Paramount, CA. died Friday, November 21, 2014 at his home.
A mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Monday, December 1st at Queen of Heaven Mortuary & Cemetery, 2161 S. Fullerton Rd., Rowland Heights, CA 90748.  Visitation  will be there on Sunday, November 30th from 4 to 8 with a Rosary at 6:30 pm.
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Richard (Dick) Temme, was born June 29, 1926, in Petersburg, Nebraska to Ben and Christina Niewohner Temme. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg.   He received his elementary education at District 51 country school house in rural Boone County. After graduating from the eighth grade at St. John the Baptist School in Petersburg, he helped his family with farming and raising livestock.
On March 6, 1945, at the age of 17, he volunteered to enter the Navy, served in the South Pacific for the duration and was discharged on July 8, 1946.
On August 17, 1948, Sylvia Preusser and Richard were united in marriage at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  Richard and Sylvia farmed East of Petersburg for several years.  In September 1956, the family moved to Paramount, California.   Richard  was a self taught master machinist for the Northrup Corp. and retired in February 1989.
Richard was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Paramount and  a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He is survived by his wife Sylvia, two daughters, Evelyn & Robert O’Leary of Westminster, CA; and Alys & Patrick Linehan of Las Vegas, NV.  Two grandchildren; Jennifer & Bryan Yant and Chris & Kerri Linehan all of Las Vegas, NV.  Four  great grandchildren: Katie & Casey Yant and Eileen & Connelly Linehan. Three sisters; Cecilia Ausdemore, Leona Seier and Lois Zegers. Five sisters-in-law; Joyce Temme, Janet Burer., Mary Heithoff, Marge Preusser and Helen Preusser.
He was preceded in death by his son David, two brothers, Joe and Bernard Temme, two sisters, Adeline Tisher and Bernice Seier.  One sister-in law Evelyn Preusser; eight brothers-in law: Leo Welsh, Court Tisher, Ambrose Ausdemore, Ignatius Seier, Jim Zegers, Bernard Seier, Vern Heithoff and James Preusser.
He will be greatly missed by many and will always have a special place in our hearts.

Geraline Damme

November 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Geraline Damme
1937 — 2014
Geraline “Gerry” Damme, born May 31, 1937 in Elgin, Nebraska to Leander and Margaret [Schneider] Kluthe, passed away November 16, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 77.
Gerry had a love for dancing, painting and embroidery.  She loved to cook and was the master of “Gerry’s surprise”.  Together with her husband William, she traveled all around the country and went on several cruises.
Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Margaret Ann Kluthe and one brother Marvin Kluthe.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, William L. Damme; son Dave (Ronda) Barth; step-daughters Alta Sharp, Deborra (Gregory) Watson and Coralette Damme; brothers Allan (Doris) Kluthe and Bernard (Diane) Kluthe; sisters Linda (Dave) Schindler and Mary (Tom) Bergstrom; grandchildren Cassandra Finch, Ethan and Brandon Barth, Scott, Andrew and Stephanie Sharp and Angela, Joshua and Jerrod Watson as well as (3) great grandchildren; Morgan and Nathan Finch and Roland McGinnis.
A memorial service will be held at 11am, Friday November 28th at Our Saviors Lutheran Church 612 S. Ellsworth Rd, Mesa, AZ 85208.  There will be an additional service at a later date in June 2015 in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Please visit www.mariposagardens.com to leave a tribute.
Memorials can be made to the church or Hospice of the Valley.

Helena Kaczor

November 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Helena Kaczor
1914 — 2014
Funeral Services for Helena R. Kaczor, age 100 of Ewing, NE were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church of Rural Clearwater, NE with Father Richard Reiser, Officiating.
Visitation was Monday, November 17, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Music was provided by Mark and Julie Dwyer.
Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Nick Kaczor, Brian Kaczor, Jeremy Mrsny, Austin Mrsny, Jeff Krebs, and Jason Krebs.
Helena passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Boone County Health Center in Albion, Ne.
Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Helena Rose Kaczor, daughter of John and Anna Sehi, was born April 9, 1914 in rural Clearwater, Ne.
Helena was the last survivor of her 12 siblings.  She spent her entire life in the St. John’s community of rural Clearwater, and was the oldest parishioner of that Catholic Church.
She was a lifetime member of the Christian Mother’s.  Her father, John, was one of the founding fathers.
Helena was united in marriage to Tommy Kaczor in the fall of 1941.
Their union was blessed with 5 children.
They resided in Holt County, South of Ewing, all of their married lives, where they were both engaged in farming and ranching.
Her greatest priorities in life were caring for her lawn, flowers, garden, baking, playing cards, being a fan of St. Judes, and driving her little white mustang.  These were some of her greatest joys.
Survivors include five children and their families, Lois Schmitt (Bill) of Fort Collins, CO, Bonnie Krebs (Harlan) of Neligh, NE, Gary Kaczor (Cheryl) of Ewing, NE,  Bill Kaczor (Mary) of Ewing, NE, and Becky Mrsny of Fort Collins, CO.
She had 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren, all who loved her dearly.
Helena was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy, who died in October 1980.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com

Delores Bode

November 13, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Delores Bode
1924 — 2014
Delores A. Bode, 90 of Raeville passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Heritage of Bel Air Care Home in Norfolk.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery. 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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Delores Ann Bode, daughter of Joseph and Clara (Preusser) Klein, was born July 19, 1924 on the family farm north of Raeville.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church and attended school at St. John Berchman School in Raeville. Following school, she moved to Omaha, where she worked as a nanny for a few years.
After returning to Raeville, she joined a band and played accordion for dances in surrounding towns.
On October 16, 1945, Delores married Raymond Bode at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville.
The couple made their home on a farm west of Raeville, where they raised their 11 children and farmed.
Raymond passed away in 1997 and Delores continued living on the farm until October 2009, when she entered Heritage of Bel Air Care Home in Norfolk.
Delores was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, St. Bonaventure Christian Mothers and was organist at the church for many years.
She was a great cook and her homemade bread was a specialty. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but her greatest loves were her family, music and prayer.
She is survived by her 11 children: Marilyn Reestman of Elgin; Joseph Bode of Raeville; Jeanette (Dick) Thiem of Ashland; Janice (Terry) Henn of Elgin; Ralph (Jeanette) Bode of Raeville; Joyce (Ken) Reestman of Elgin; Donna (Jerome) Brester of Howells; Roger (Roxanne) Bode of O’Fallon, MO; Doris (Fred) Dederman of Norfolk; Ronald (Liane) Bode of Elgin; Laurie (Les) Stratman of Omaha; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Alfreda Pelster of Neligh; Arlene Jochum of Sutherland; Reola Pelster of Petersburg; Betty (Don) Mannlein of Albion; two sisters-in-law: Rosemond Klein of Petersburg;  Marjorie Bode of Raeville;  one brother-in-law: Louis Czech of Minnesota; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; and son-in-law Ron Reestman.

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