August 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Ileen F. Lee
1921 — 2014
Ileen F. Lee, 93 of Ewing, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at her home in Ewing.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Ewing Full Gospel Church in Ewing, with Pastor Wayne Smith officiating.
Interment followed at the Clearwater Cemetery in Clearwater.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Ileen Florence Cary, daughter of Elmer and Jessie (Hemenway) Cary, was born June 15, 1921 near Clearwater, NE. She attended rural School District #7 with her 11 siblings; the same school her mother had attended as a child. She took Normal Training classes to prepare her for teaching school, and graduated from Clearwater High School in 1940.
Ileen was married to Philip Lee on June 9, 1941 at O’Neill, NE. The couple honeymooned at Boise, ID, where they spent a happy ‘working honeymoon’. Ileen worked for neighborhood women ironing, cleaning, canning and whatever it took to maintain a home. She canned the tree ripened fruit, a task she had learned as a young girl.
After returning to Nebraska in October 1941, the couple lived and worked in the Ewing area, until Phil was drafted and they moved to Little Rock, AR during his training. After six weeks, Ileen returned to Ewing, NE and worked in several homes as a hired girl while her husband served overseas in World War II. In 1946, Ileen was diagnosed with an incurable heart valve disorder and Phil returned home to her after receiving his discharge. In 1947, following their attendance to Evangelistic Services in Clearwater and accepting the Lord, the pain of her ailment was gone and she was healed.
The couple became parents to a baby boy David in 1948. He was diagnosed with nephritis at age 3 ½ and passed away a year later. Following this difficult time, Ileen renewed her teaching certificate and resumed teaching for the next 26 years before retiring.
The couple purchased a farm near Page, NE in 1962 where they lived and farmed the next 30 years before selling the farm and moving to Ewing, NE in 1992.
Ileen enjoyed many things, including joining her husband in taking lessons to fly airplanes and spending their 60th wedding anniversary on a Hot Air Balloon ride.
She was a committed Christian throughout the years; always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone. Our loss is Heaven’s gain!
Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, son David, and 11 siblings: Edna, Wallace, Alice, Leslie, Martha, Nettie, Esther, Dorothy, Emery, Giles and Ethel.
She leaves to mourn her passing: her husband of nearly 73 years, Philip Lee of Ewing, NE; many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1947 — 2014
Carole McDonald, age 67, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 17th at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. Loren Cooper will officiate. No Visitation.
Private Family Inurnment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Carole Louise McDonald, the daughter of Arthur and Anna May (Jenkins) Doremus, was born at Stromsburg, Nebraska on January 30, 1947 and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska on July 14, 2014 at the age of 67.
She grew up on a farm in rural Polk and graduated from Polk High School in 1965.
Carole was united in marriage to Robert C. McDonald on September 24, 1965. After their marriage they moved around to many places until settling down in Aurora.
She worked at various restaurants as a cook. As a cook at the Hamilton Manor she grew close to residents and staff and eventually resided there when her health failed.
Carole had a love of cross stitching. She collected cookbooks and Winnie the Pooh. She loved the Huskers and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Diane Bohne. Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Janna (Steven) Schrunk of Elgin; Troy (Jennifer) McDonald of Aurora and Michelle Wengler of Nebraska City; eight grandchildren, Nicholas and Meghan Schrunk, Abby and Brad McDonald, Austin, Ian, Cyrus and Kia Wengler and sisters, Delores (Gary) Aringdale and Jolene Lingwall.
July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Mary Jo Schueths
1957 — 2014
Funeral Services for Mary Jo Schueths, age 56 of Lincoln, NE were 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father John Broheimer, officiating.
Music was provided by Jane Ruterbories, Organist and Mark and Julie Dwyer, Soloists. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh, NE.
Pallbearers were Aaron Rice, Greg Schrage, Andrew Curry, Chris Teeslink, Jon Schueths, and Mike Rice, Jr. Visitation was 5 to 7 pm, Monday, July 7, 2013 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with a 7 pm Vigil Service.
Mary Jo passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Southlake Village in Lincoln, NE.
Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to St. Francis Church Rosary Sodality in Neligh, NE or Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln, NE.
Please consider a memorial rather than flowers.
Mary Jo Schueths was born on August 16, 1957 to Arlo and Mary Madelyn (Conger) Rice in Neligh, NE. She was baptized at St. Francis Catholic Church, Neligh, NE.
Mary Jo attended grade school through 6th grade in a one-room country school (District 15 a couple miles east of Neligh). She had fond memories of her country school experience. She attended Neligh public schools through high school and graduated with the Class of 1975.
Mary Jo was active with the 4-H organization and was involved with 4-H youth leadership and public speaking tours even traveling to Washington, DC.
She graduated in 1979 with a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE; where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
On August 18, 1979 she was united to Douglas W. Schueths by Fr Frederic Schindler O.S.B. at St Francis Catholic Church, Neligh, NE. It would be their 35th wedding anniversary in August this year. They lived in Rapid City, SD after marriage until 1985.
Mary Jo worked at KEVN-TV in Rapid City in advertising production. In October of 1985 they moved to Lincoln, NE where she formed a free-lance advertising and marketing company. She directed her company for over 26 years from 1986 until August of 2012 when she had to retire due to illness. Mary Jo was an avid flower gardener.
She is survived by her husband Douglas and daughter, Katherine M. (Katie) Schueths both of Lincoln, NE. Mother, Madelyn Rice and older brothers, Michael (Margaret Thurn) Rice, of Denver, CO and Ronald (Deb) Rice of Neligh, NE.
She was preceded in death by her father Arlo Rice in January of 2011.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Harry M. Koinzan
1946 — 2014
Harry M. Koinzan, 68, of Lincoln passed away Monday, June 30, 2014.
He was born to Fredrick and Norma (Summers) Koinzan on February 19, 1946 at Tilden, Nebraska.
Harry graduated from Wheeler Central high school and earned a Bachelor’s degree in mechanized agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was a jack of all trades who loved hot rods and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Christopher Koinzan; daughters, Meghan (Eric) Svic, Sarah Koinzan and fiance Phil Voogt, step-daughter, Stacy (Rob) Svoboda; seven grandchildren; mother, Norma Koinzan; brother, Rick (Carol) Koinzan; sister, Norine (John) Prim; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lincolnffc.com.
Private services will be held.
July 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Henry J. “Hank” Hilger
1938 — 2014
Henry J. “Hank” Hilger was born on June 13, 1938 in Elgin, Nebraska. He passed away on June 23, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hank touched so many lives. He was always there to help out and was a master of joke telling. He will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
He was survived by wife of 55 years, Shareene; children: David, Diane Evans, Dennis, and Deb Coniglio (Jeff); grandchildren: Amanda, Roxanne, Bailee, Blake, Taylor, Andrew, Hannah, Sydney, and Aidan; 5 great, grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Pelster; brothers, Melvin and James; brothers-in-law, Terry Dougherty (Cheryl) and Marty Dougherty (Julie); many nieces and nephews; so many dear friends.
A vigil service was held Friday, June 27 at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler Mortuaries in Omaha.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Omaha.
Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Arrangements were by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary.