May 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Mikaela K. Moser
1995 — 2016
Mikaela Kendall Moser, age 20, of Burnsville, MN, was given to God on May 11, 2016. Mikaela captured the hearts of all who knew her. Her sweet, gentle smile was contagious and she had a joyous personality. Mikaela taught all who knew her that each day is a blessing and not to take the little things in life for granted. Those whose lives she touched will be forever grateful and cherish the wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Mikaela was born in Bradenton, FL on Dec. 7, 1995. In 1997 she moved to Minnesota with her parents.
Mikaela attended Lakeville North High School and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN. She loved adaptive dancing, swimming, listening to music and books, and cuddling with her dog, Snowball. In 2015 she embarked on her first ski trip and was all smiles down the mountain.
Mikaela lived life with joy and enjoyed every moment with family and friends. She is preceded in death by grandfather, Paul Moser; and godmother, Cheryl Post. She is survived by her loving, devoted parents, Jeff and Sandi, and brother Harrison of Burnsville, MN: grandparents, Betty Moser of Elgin, NE and Jim and Norlene Theisen of Kimball, MN; also by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, special caregivers and friends. Her Mass of Christian Burial was May 16, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN. Memorials can be sent to Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
May 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Victor J. Borer
1918 — 2016
Victor J. Borer, 97, of Albion, NE, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Boone County Health Center in Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #162 and V.F.W. Post #736 of Albion. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com . Memorials are suggested to St. Michael’s Catholic School in Albion.
Victor Joseph Borer, the son of Joseph and Antoinette (Beierman) Borer was born December 20, 1918 at Lindsay, Nebraska. He was baptized at Lindsay Holy Family Catholic Church. As a young boy, he moved with his family to St. Bernard where he received his elementary education at St. Bernard Catholic Grade School. His family moved to the Albion area in 1934. He helped on his family farm prior to traveling to Illinois as a teenager where he worked as a farm hand.
In June of 1941, Vic entered the United States Army and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre where he received a Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Service Medal, Pacific Service Medal and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Upon his honorable discharge in November of 1945, Vic returned to Nebraska where he married Ann E. Pelster on January 2, 1947 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville. They farmed north of Albion where they raised their eight children. Vic was a member of the Knights of Columbus, member and past Commander of VFW Post #736 and served with the VFW Honor Guard. He has been a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church since 1949 where he served as a parish trustee, lector, Eucharistic Minister, and maintenance volunteer.
Vic loved his wife, children and grandchildren and he and Ann thoroughly enjoyed attending their children’s activities. Vic was proud of his service to his country. He devoted his life to his family, the church, and his farming occupation.
Surviving Vic are his wife of 69 years, Ann of Albion; children and spouses: Paul (Jody) Borer of Atlanta, GA; Ted (Debbie) Borer of Westminster, CO; Tom (Barb) Borer of Louisville, KY; Mark (Pam) of Westminster, CO; Pete (Bonnie) Borer of Littleton, CO; Tori (Mike) Phillips of Monument, CO; Beth (Mike) Bartels of Papillion, NE; and Jay (Kaye) Borer of Austin, TX; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother Larry (Helen) Borer of Elgin, NE; one sister Bernadine Spieker of Petersburg, NE; one sister-in-law Carol Borer of Auburn, IN, along with many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers Gerald, Dennis, Roman & Joe Borer and four sisters Rita Daly, Sally Hageman, June Simons and Claire Pelster.
May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
James H. Miller, 66 of Elgin, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 at Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden, with Pastor Theta Dame officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
James “Jim” Reicks
1954 — 2016
Funeral services for James “Jim” Reicks, 61, were held Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 25th St., in Columbus, NE. Visitation was held Monday, May 9 at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, May 10, at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE.
James “Jim” Reicks, 61, of Columbus, NE was called home to his father on May 5, 2016.
Jim was born August 12, 1954 in Petersburg, NE to LaVerne and Rita (Ketteler) Reicks.
When Jim was a young boy, the family moved to Red Cloud, NE. He graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1972 and the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1991.
Jim married Shirley McLain in August of 1987 in Elgin, NE. From this union they were blessed to raise 4 children. Jim worked as a driver’s license examiner for Platte and Colfax Counties for 24 years.
His passion for the outdoors was evident in his love for hunting, four-wheeling, and camping with his family.
He also enjoyed Husker Football and helping out farming with friends.
He is survived by: Wife Shirley Reicks of Columbus; Son Corey (Rachel) Spanel and Grandson Gage Spanel of Yutan, NE; Son Dan Reicks of Harrisburg, SD; Daughter Kayla Reicks of Columbus; Daughter Brooke Henry of Columbus; Mother Rita Reicks of Omaha; Sisters Luann Reicks of Omaha, Bev (Kathy Pettersen) Reicks of Omaha, and Pam Reicks of Salt Lake City, UT; Brothers Dave (Dana) Reicks of Hastings, Jeff (Rhonda) Reicks of Lincoln, and Scott Reicks of Lincoln; as well as numerous nieces and nephews
Jim was preceded in death by: Father: LaVerne Reicks; Infant Brother Michael Reicks; and Father-in-law Don McLain
May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1929 — 2016
Kathleen M. Ruther, 86 of Petersburg, NE, passed away April 28, 2016 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held Monday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin with a 7 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
Kathleen M. Ruther, the eighth child of nine born to Frank and Catherine (Heithoff) Roth, was born on December 8, 1929 in her parents’ home east of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE and attended both grade school and high school at St. Boniface Catholic School. She worked as a clerk at Faubels grocery and dry goods store in Elgin for the next five years.
On June 9, 1959 Kathleen married Bernard Lee Ruther at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. They made their home and raised their family in Petersburg, NE where she was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Altar Society, the Thrifty Doers Extension Club and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #334 for over 50 years. She was active in the community in many ways, including as a Den Mother for the local Cub Scout group. In her younger years she enjoyed baking and decorating wedding cakes for many in the community.
Kathleen is survived by her two sons Zane of Norfolk, NE and Tom of Cedar Rapids, IA. She has five grandchildren. Jeff, Candice, Sheena, Austyn Joy and Brady; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bernard; five brothers: Roman, Albert, Arthur, Orlandis and Jerome Roth; three sisters: Sr. Gladys Roth, Leora Dinslage and Juliann Roth.