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Marion B. Vanis

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Marion B. Vanis
1935 — 2015
Marion B. Vanis, 80, of Rising City, died Saturday, August 22, 2015, at
David Place in David City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, August 26 (today), at 10:30 a.m. at Presentation Catholic Church in Marietta. Celebrant will be Rev. Joseph Steele.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Memorials will be to the family wishes.
Committal will be at a later date. Lunch will be served in the Presentation Church Hall.
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Marion was born July 30, 1935, in Dwight, Nebraska, to William and Agnes (Vodicka) Vanis. He
graduated from Marietta High School. On March 2, 1957, he married Marjorie Wondercheck at
Presentation Catholic Church in Marietta. They lived in David City for 20 years and then moved to Rising City. Marion was a truck driver and “shade tree” mechanic. He loved tinkering in his shop, reading western books, watching westerns on TV and following the Denver Broncos.
Marion is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Rising City, one son, Randy (Susan) Vanis of Elgin, three daughters; Dianna Robertson, David City, Connie (Ron) Foltz, Columbus and Brenda (Mike) Gates of Shelby, two sisters; Wilma (Jerry) Dewispelare, Octavia and Dorothy (Kenny) Dewispelare of David City, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Vanis of Lincoln and Elise Vanis of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and five siblings; Marcella and her husband Robert Brezina, Raymond Vanis, Harry and Lucille Vanis, Jim Vanis and Mary Ann and her husband LeRoy Zegers.
Kracl Funeral Chapel 0f David City is in charge of these arrangements.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
Marion B. Vanis    80
Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
10:30 A.M.
Presentation Catholic Church
Marietta
Rev. Joseph Steele, Celebrant
VISITATION
Tuesday 4-7 P.M.
Rosary 7 P.M.
Kracl Funeral Chapel
Wednesday 9:30-10:30 A.M.
at the church
MEMORIALS
Family Wishes
COMMITTAL
At a later date
LUNCH
Presentation Church Hall

Marion was born July 30, 1935, in Dwight, Nebraska, to William and Agnes(Vodicka) Vanis.  He
graduated from Marietta High School.  On March 2, 1957, he married Marjorie Wondercheck at
Presentation Catholic Church in Marietta.  They lived in David City for 20 years and then moved to
Rising City.  Marion was a truck driver and “shade tree” mechanic.  He loved tinkering in his shop,
reading western books, watching westerns on TV and following the Denver Broncos.
Marion is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Rising City, one son, Randy(Susan) Vanis of Elgin, three
daughters;Dianna Robertson, David City, Connie(Ron) Foltz, Columbus and Brenda(Mike) Gates of
Shelby, two sisters;Wilma(Jerry) Dewispelare, Octavia and Dorothy(Kenny) Dewispelare of David City,
13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Vanis of Lincoln and
Elise Vanis of Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and five siblings;Marcella and her husband Robert Brezina,
Raymond Vanis, Harry and Lucille Vanis, Jim Vanis and Mary Ann and her husband LeRoy Zegers.
Kracl Funeral Chapel 0f David City in charge of these arrangements

Rev. Robert J. Smith

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Rev. Robert J. Smith
1929 — 2015
Rev. Robert J. Smith died on Monday, July 27, 2015.
Robert Smith was born in a farmhouse north of Elgin, NE on Christmas Day, 1929.
He was ordained a Priest in 1955 and served parishes in Omaha and rural Nebraska. Fr. Smith also served as a missionary in Chile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Katheryn Smith and four siblings, Parsella Loehr Kelly, Leon Loehr, Floyd Smith and Evelyn Smith Trulock.
He is survived by his sister, Helen Neukirch; numerous nieces and nephews and his brother priests from the Archdiocese of Omaha.
A Wake Service was held on Friday, August 28 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Omaha with Fr. Steve Boes presiding.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 29 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Fr. Tom Bauwens furnished the Homily at the Mass.
Interment was held in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Elgin at a quarter mile north of the house where he was born. Fr. Ross Burkhalter presided over the burial ceremony.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, Fr. Smith has asked that you do something kind for someone today, in his memory.

Urban A. Schrage

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Urban A. Schrage
1926 — 2015
Urban A. Schrage, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 9, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born March 15, 1926, in Elgin, Nebraska.
During the Korean War, Urb served in the 45th Division. Upon discharge, he returned to Oklahoma State University to complete his degree in Agricultural Sciences, and finish his college football career.
Urb moved to Salinas, CA in 1955 with his bride, Celine, to start his career in agriculture, which continued for more than 40 years in the Salinas Valley.
He was a long-time parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of Sons In Retirement (SIR).
He loved reading and later became a docent at the Steinbeck Center. Urb also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, telling stories and talking about history. His Saturdays in the fall were dedicated to Oklahoma State football (Go Cowboys!).
Urb was always ready to travel, especially if it was a trip to Reno or Big Sur.
Urb was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Hubert, Clarence, Gilbert, Wilfred, Art and Al; sister, Philomena, and grandson, Tyler Ambrosini.
He is survived by his wife, Celine; three children, Greg (Linda), Linda (Ted) Wagner, Donna (Brian) Ambrosini, and grandchildren, Amy and Eric Wagner.
The family would like to thank all of the caregivers who took such wonderful care of our loving husband, father and grandfather.
Funeral Mass was held Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Burial with military honors  followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA 93907.
Donations in Urb’s name may be made to VNA and Hospice, 45 Plaza Circle, Salinas, CA 93901, or the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. For the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, please make checks payable to the UCSF Foundation, include MAC Fund B1871 in the memo line of the check, and mail it to UCSF Foundation, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145.

Raymond F. Dinslage

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Raymond F. Dinslage
1922 — 2015
Raymond F. Dinslage, 93, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Visitation will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Raymond F. Dinslage, son of John and Anna (Baumert) Dinslage, was born June 1, 1922 on the family farm northeast of Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin and attended St. Boniface School through the 8th grade. He farmed with his brothers until entering the United States Marine Corps in September 1942. He fought for his country in World War II and was honorably discharged in September 1945.
On July 30, 1945, Ray was united in marriage to Leora D. Roth at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They moved to San Francisco, CA where Ray was stationed for a short time before returning to Elgin where they farmed northeast of town. In 1966, they bought the Mobil filling station and moved to town in 1967, continuing to operate the station until retiring in 1981.
Ray was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church, a member of American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, the Knights of Columbus, St. Boniface Maintenance Committee and Elgin Commercial Club. He was a past Trustee of St. Boniface Church and past President of St. Boniface School Board.   He enjoyed playing cards and traveling with his wife and longtime friends, Al and Mary Helen. One of the great joys Ray and Leora shared was the annual Christmas gift to their family members of a trip to Ponca State Park.
Ray is survived by his five children: Merle Dinslage and wife Mary of Papillion, NE; Bruce Dinslage and wife Mary Jo of Schuyler, NE; Carole Heitman and husband Lindsay of Omaha, NE; Pam Zabka and husband Kevin of St. James, MN; Lisa Schrage and husband Alan of Petersburg, NE; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Leora in 2010; four brothers: John, William, Frank and Edward; four sisters: Theresa Kerkman, Henrietta Zegers, Julia Zegers and Clara MeGhee; and two nieces: Joyce Dinslage and Donna Jean Stuhr.

Joan Van Ostrand

August 13, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joan Van Ostrand
1932 — 2015
Joan Van Ostrand, 82 of Orchard, NE, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 2, 2015, at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing, NE, with Rev. James Kramper officiating.
Burial followed in the Orchard Hill Cemetery. 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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Joan Philamena Van Ostrand, daughter of Michael Alfred and Helen Marie (Winnepenninkx) Beelart, was born August 20, 1932 at Elgin.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin and attended St. Boniface School. After receiving her education, she worked with her father on the family farm, and worked at a café in Clearwater, NE where she met her future husband.
On June 12, 1957, Joan married Bruce Elmer Van Ostrand at the St. Boniface Rectory. They made their home in Ewing, before living in Neligh and Elgin. In 1968 they moved to Orchard, where Joan was a homemaker, raising their five children: Doris, Helen, Bruce, Dwight and David.
Joan was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and enjoyed needlework and raising flowers.
She is survived by her children: Doris (Marty) Pavlakovich of Bellevue, NE; Helen (Robert) Huwaldt of Orchard, NE; Bruce J. Van Ostrand of Beatrice, NE; Dwight (Shari) Van Ostrand of Orchard, NE; David Van Ostrand of Wausa, NE; a brother Joe Beelart of St. Paul, Oregon; three sisters: Francis, Martha and Mary Delores Beelart, all of Elgin, NE; five grandchildren: Matthew Pavlakovich of Bellevue, NE; John Huwaldt, Joel, Brandi and Shane Van Ostrand, all of Orchard, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bruce in 2003; two sisters: Rose Marie Sabin and Mary Rita Beelart; and four brothers: Leo, Alfred, Leonard and Albert Beelart.

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