September 24, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Duane L. Hinze
1929 — 2015
Duane L. ”Dewey” Hinze, 86, of rural Albion, NE, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 18, 2015 at his home.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (today), at Akron Presbyterian Church, rural Albion with the Revs. Ray and Mary Avidano officiating. Interment followed at Akron Bonanza Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Levander Funeral Home in Albion.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Duane “Dewey” Leon Hinze, son of Arnum C. and Elsie R. (Bodmer) Hinze, was born April 5, 1929 in Albion, NE. He attended rural school at Boone County School District 53. In 1952 he entered the United States Army where he served in the artillery unit in the Korean War and was honorably discharged on June 3, 1954.
On April 16, 1958 he married the love of his life, Mary Ann Klassen in Albion. Following their marriage, they lived on his maternal grandparents’ farm north of Loretto.
In 1964 they moved back to the family farm in Akron where together they farmed and raised their family. Dewey did custom corn shelling in the area for over 40 years. He took great pride in raising cattle and being a farmer all of his life.
Dewey loved all animals. He enjoyed working cattle and the cattle drives to and from pasture each year. Dewey continued to care for his horses and mules each day with his trusted dog by his side. He liked hunting, attending antique tractor pulls, threshing bees and blue rock shoots in the summer. However, his greatest joy was having his family, especially the grandkids and great-grandkids, come out to spend time with him and Mary Ann at the farm.
Dewey was an active member of the Akron Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the American Legion Post #334 of Petersburg, and a member of the Rae Valley Heritage Association.
Surviving Dewey is his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann; children: Carol (Joe) Bauer of Elgin; Kenneth (Corena) Hinze of Akron; Janet (Terry) Reigle of Stanton; Sally (Jason) Beck of Frederick, CO; 10 grandchildren: Diane Rieck; Daniel (Paige) Scott; Desiree Rieck; Jason Weatherly; Andrea (Josh) Hora; Kaleb Reigle; Morgan Reigle; Dylan, Lauren, and Sage Beck; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters: Leta (Donald) Brugger of Albion and Nelda (Ralph) Cook of Helena, MT; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Leon Carl in 1968; and brother Keith Hinze.
September 21, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Gale J. Schindler, 77 of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 25, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
1946 — 2015
A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 for Sharon Beagle Oberbrockling, age 69, of Amarillo, TX. Interment followed at the Stinnett Cemetery, Stinnett, TX. She passed away on August 10, 2015.
Sharon was born on January 3, 1946. She was married to David Paul Oberbrockling in October of 1979 in Amarillo where they made their home.
She is survived by David (son of Irene and Joseph Oberbrockling of Elgin), her daughter Dani and soon-to-be-born grandbaby.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
1934 — 2015
Eleanor J. Starman, 81, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 3 – 5 p.m. at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent tothe family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Eleanor Josephine Starman, daughter of Jacob and Eleanor (Henkenius) Heil, was born June 16, 1934 on a farm southeast of Elgin, NE before moving with her family to town as a young girl. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church and attended St. Boniface School, graduating in 1952.
After graduating, she worked as a secretary at Elgin Lumber Company.
On September 6, 1955, Eleanor married Edward H. Starman at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They lived and farmed northwest of Elgin until retiring to a new home in Elgin in 1990. They were blessed with three children: Philip, John and Ruth.
Eleanor was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church, and long time member of St. Boniface Altar Society, St. Boniface Choir and the Scattered Neighbors extension club.
She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, photography, embroidery, traveling with her husband, and most of all, spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her three children: Philip (Kris) Starman of Elgin; Deacon John (Kelly) Starman of Petersburg, NE; Sister Ruth Starman, OSB of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, MO; eight grandchildren: Laura (Skyler) Schindler, Kelly Starman, Andrew (Nicole) Starman, Jeffrey (fiance Marissa Merithew), Sarah, Gregory, Peter and Matthew Starman; two great-grandchildren: Aubrey Starman and Sawyer Schindler; three sisters: Rita Wright and Mary (George) Shoemaker, all of Denver, CO; Della Zeimens of Chadron, NE; brothers-in-law: John Penne of Columbus, NE; Herman Starman of Grand Island, NE; George Hemenway and sister-in-law Catherine, of Clearwater, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edward in 2010; two sisters: Monica Penne and Arlene (Edward) Eischeid; and one brother: Paul (Joan) Heil.
1927 — 2015
Billy Harrison Almstrum was born on July 1, 1927 near Oakdale, Nebraska to Bror Hjalmer (Bill Harrison) Almstrum, a Swedish immigrant, and Judith Ruth Marie Nilson Almstrum, the daughter of Swedish immigrants.As a young man, he helped his parents on their farm, studied hard, and did well in school and sports. After graduating as valedictorian of the Class of 1944 at Oakdale High School, he decided to remain on the farm rather than attending college. In 1951 he responded to the call to serve his country by entering the Army, spending 18 months in Korea during the war. He married Lucille Alice Oman on March 5, 1953, building a life with her on the family farm south of Oakdale.
In 1960, after a farm sale, Bill moved his family to Sidney, NE. After a variety of jobs ranging from construction to being a guard at the Sioux Army Depot near Sidney, he took the Civil Service exam and began working his way up through the Civil Service grades. When the Sioux Army Depot was deactivated in 1967, he transferred to Fort Huachuca, where he continued his career as a budget analyst, retiring in 1988. The family resided in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Bill was a creative man who was willing tackle any project - car repair, home repair, building beautiful pieces of furniture, creating grandfather clocks from kits. His dry wit and love of punny jokes made for fun times at dinner. He was devoted to his extended family and traveled frequently over the years to visit parents, siblings, children’s families, other relatives, and friends, visiting destinations all over the United States and several European countries. He was especially excited to have the opportunity to meet his Aunt Swea in the Old Country (Sweden) and explore the area where his father had been born and where his paternal grandparents had lived. Bill was a man of steady faith. For many years, the family attended the United Methodist Church in Huachuca City, AZ. Bill was especially proud of the two-story addition he and other church members built on that building as an extension to the original church structure.
Bill, 88, passed away on August 24, 2015, He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucille Alice Oman Almstrum, his parents, and two of his sisters, Lillian and Alma. He is survived by his three children and their spouses; Vicki Almstrum (Torgny Stadler), Vangi McCoy (Patrick), and Blaine Almstrum (Danielle); eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; his sister Lylia Andrews; many cousins, nieces, and nephews; and his dear friend of many decades, Betty Linneas.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, September 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
Interment will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska