September 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1959 — 2014
Funeral services for Mark Stottler, age 54 of Tekamah, Nebraska, were held Friday, September 5, 2014, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Reverend Tim Koester officiated the funeral service. Burial of cremains will be at a later date.
Visitation was held Thursday, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Bloomfield was in charge of arrangements.
Mark died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at his home.
Mark GlenDel Stottler was born September 26, 1959 in Nora Springs, Iowa to Glen and Marge Stottler. Mark was baptized in November of 1959 at the Congregational Church in Princeton, Minnesota. He attended schools in Hickman, Nebraska, and Blair, Nebraska, and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1978. Mark was confirmed on May 18, 1975 at St Marks Lutheran Church. He was blessed with two children, Erin and Adam, from a previous marriage. Mark had been employed by Great Plains Communications of Blair, Nebraska for 33 years and was Manager of CATV/Broadband Engineering. He was past President of SCTE Cable Association. Mark loved the outdoors, especially when he was golfing, fishing, or hunting.
Mark is survived by his children, Erin (Jeff) Eickhoff of Albion, Nebraska; Adam (Courtney) Stottler of Alma, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Evan and Reagan Eickhoff, and Jaxton Stottler; his mother, Marge Stottler of Bloomfield, Nebraska; brother: Kory (Lori) Stottler of Greenville, Alabama; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Stottler, in 2009; and his grandparents.
September 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1966 — 2014
Sandy Starman Winn, 47 of Walla Walla, WA, passed away August 29, 2014 at her home.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating.
Sandy Starman Winn was born December 17, 1966. She was adopted by Norbert and Clara (Beckman) Starman in Dec. of 1966. Clara passed away Feb. 5, 1979.
Sandy is the daughter of Norbert and Jeanette (Kluthe) Starman and graduated from Pope John High School in Elgin in 1985.
On June 15, 1986, Sandy married Stan Karella in Alaska, and to this union two children were born: Sara and Scott. They later divorced. Sandy married Bill Winn on August 25, 2006 in Alaska.
She is survived by her husband Bill of Walla Walla, WA; her parents Norbert and Jeanette Starman of Elgin; her brother Fr. Bernard Starman of Omaha; a daughter Sara (Joe) Dennis of Kenai, AK; granddaughter Anastasia Karella of Alaska; two step-children: Ben and Crystal Winn of Alaska; three step grand children.
She was preceded in death by her son Scott Karella, adopted mother Clara Starman and her grandparents.
September 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1934 — 2014
Joan Pofahl, 80, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Fr. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed at 2 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery in O’Neill, NE. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to AseraCare Hospice, 421 E. Douglas St., O’Neill, NE 68763.
Mary Joan Pofahl, daughter of Leo and Mary Ellen (McCaffrey) Lydon, was born January 28, 1934 at the family farm near Ewing, NE. She was baptized at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, attended a country school through the 8th grade, and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School at O’Neill in 1951. On June 18, 1952, Joan was united in marriage with Martin Thomas Pofahl at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater. The couple made their home on the Pofahl Ranch southwest of Ewing. Joan taught school for a short time at District #18 ½, at Deloit, NE. After moving to Elgin in 1985, she worked many years as a CNA at the Golden Living Center in Neligh until retiring in 2007. After her retirement, she worked as an In-Home Health Care Provider until her stroke in 2009.
Joan was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, St. John’s Christian
Mothers, St. Boniface Catholic Church and the St. Boniface Altar Society. She also served as an EME and Lector. Joan enjoyed visiting, “coffee talk” and gardening.
Joan is survived by six children: Tom Pofahl of Neligh; Peggy Hanlin and husband Kurt of Elgin; Lee Pofahl and wife Debb of Neligh; Shellie Nelson and husband Wayne of Clinton, MT; Pat Pofahl and wife Sheri of Plainview; Nicole Wilkinson and husband Andy of McCool Junction; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Connie (Ron) Park of Omaha; Rita Troshynski of Stamford, CT; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother in infancy; her husband; two daughters, Theresa and Shannon; two brothers-in-law, Hugh Troshynski and Willis Rockey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Max and Rose Pofahl; and sister-in-law, Judy Pofahl.
August 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Donna Mae Armstrong
1927 — 2014
Donna Mae Armstrong passed away peacefully on August 2, 2014, in the company of Family, Friends, and Loved Ones.
She is survived by her husband, Lou, of 68 yrs.; three sons: Dana, Terry, and Patrick; and grandchildren: Shawn, Rebecca, Mike, and Charlie; and great grandchildren: Macon, Max, Abbey, Molly, and Ashley. She has been preceded by her parents: Warren and Mary; and her sisters: Gladys, Ruth, Nadine, and Esther.
She was an active member of Oak Meadows United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. She was born June 28, 1927, and raised on the Riggs’ Family Dairy Farm in Elgin, Nebraska, where she delivered daily milk door-to-door, to the community, with her sisters. She married Lou E. Armstrong, after his return from U.S. Naval Service in World War ll.
They farmed, and raised their family, til Lou joined Braniff Airways in 1954 and they moved to Norfolk, NE.
Lou worked for Braniff for 35 years, and Northwest Air for 10 years. With Braniff; they lived and worked in Omaha, Chattanooga, San Antonio, and Seattle. They traveled to Mexico, South America, Canada, Europe, Alaska and Hawaii. They called San Antonio “Home”. She worked for Handy Andy and Foodway Grocery, Braniff, President of own ArmWel Construction Company and Artistic Luggage. Holidays, special occasions, and family get-togethers were always her cherished times, as she hosted and cooked her recipes for family and friends. She was warm, giving, and generous with her life. She will be missed by a great many. A Memorial Service was held at Oak Meadows United Methodist in San Antonio on Aug. 16, 2014.
August 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Joseph B. Schlenz
1930 — 2014
Memorial services for Joseph Schlenz, 84, of Norfolk was held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Home for Funerals, Norfolk: Reverend Mike Malloy officiated.
Joseph died Wednes-day, August 13, 2014 at Faith Regional Health Services.
Joseph was born March 1, 1930 to John and Ragina (Schlinzel) Schlenz at Elgin, NE.
He grew up and attended school at Elgin. On February 7, 1961 joseph married Margaret Draney in Omaha. Joseph did custom farming throughout the area for many years. Joseph then worked for Eldon Mrsny for over 20 years. Joseph is survived by his wife Margaret, 5 children Jolene and friend Wayne Kendrick of MO, Tom Schlenz of Norfolk, Lynda and Brad Swanson of Meadow Grove, Mike Schlenz of Norfolk, Renee Schlenz of Council Bluffs, IA, 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister Mary Roland of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.