1947 — 2015
Funeral services for MaryAnn Penne, age 67, of Oakdale, Nebraska, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska. Reverend Cathy Allen will officiate, with graveside services at 2 p.m. at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 14, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
MaryAnn died Sunday, January 11, 2015, at her home in rural Oakdale. Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home of Tilden is in charge of arrangements.
MaryAnn Penne, daughter of Dr. Jack and Bonnie (Lewis) Millenbah was born July 7, 1947 at Merrill, Wisconsin. She attended Merrill High School in Merrill, Wisconsin. She was married to Richard Penne on September 18, 1971 at Holy Cross Convent Chapel in Merrill. Two children were born to this union: Robert and Bonnell.
They made their home on a farm southwest of Tilden for 41 years. MaryAnn loved the outdoors, helping her husband on the farm, playing cards, playing the piano, gardening, and running after her two children. During this time she also worked at the Tilden Community Hospital from 1990 until 2011. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Penne of rural Oakdale; son, Robert of Fremont, Nebraska; daughter Bonnell and husband Chad Jochum of Norfolk, Nebraska; mother, Bonnie Millenbah of Merrill, Wisconsin; two step grandchildren; and brother, Jay and his wife Mary Jo Millenbah of Merrill, Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her father, and two brothers.
1931 — 2015
Roger Henn, 83, of Albion (formerly of Battle Creek), passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 9, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Battle Creek, NE.
Officiating the funeral service will be Rev. James F. McCluskey and Deacon Tom Hughes. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery will full military rites. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Thursday, January 8, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Battle Creek.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Roger George Henn was born September 18, 1931, to Sylvester “Vet” and Ada (Stokes) Henn south of Elgin. He attended and graduated from St. Boniface school. Roger married Marjorie Kubes September 28, 1953, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Battle Creek. Roger served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Riley, KS from January 1953 to December 1954.
Following his discharge, the couple moved to a farm north of Battle Creek where they raised their nine kids and operated a dairy farm. Roger married Joan (Fisher) Hupp October 3, 2007. They resided both in Albion and Chandler, AZ.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a member of the American Legion in Albion.
Roger is survived by his wife Joan, children; Therese (Justin) Zeigler, of Tucson, AZ, Patricia (John) Remus, and Joan (JR) Walber, of Omaha, Mike (Marsha) Henn, of Battle Creek, Barb (Kevin) Connot, of Allen, Susan (Allen) Penas, of Waverly, Mary Kay (Scott) Hasemann, of Wayne, Nancy (Dwight) Praeuner, of Battle Creek, Kristen (Dennis) Richardson, Wallingford, CT, stepsons; Dr. Brad (Michelle) Hupp of Venice, FL, Corey (Mary) Hupp of Palm Desert, CA, Rob (Gretchen) Hupp of Stanton, 23 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and 10 step-grandchildren, one step-great grandson, brothers; Floyd (Marlene) Henn of Clearwater, Dean (Mary) Henn, Danny (Raedean) Henn and Terry (Jan) Henn all of Elgin; nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie in January 1991; and sisters; Delores Henn, Janie Overton, and Lois Camp, each in 2010, and Lois’ husband, Bob, in 2013.
Roger’s family appreciates your thoughts and kindness and invites you to lunch in the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall following the committal service.
1939 — 2014
Services for Edwin “Eddie” Schock, 75, rural Lindsay were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Jan. 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. Burial was in the St. Bernard Cemetery.
Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Friday with a 7 p.m scripture service at the church. Visitation continued after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Duesman Funeral Chapel of Humphrey was in charge of arrangements.
He died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at his home.
Eddie was born June 21, 1939, at Norfolk to Edward P. and Anna C. (Kristi) Schock. He attended St. Bernard Catholic School and Humphrey High School.
On April 8, 1967, Eddie and Bernadine C. “Deanie” Schiltmeyer were united in marriage at St, Bonaventure Catholic Church at Raeville. Together they raised their family and farmed northeast of Lindsay in Madison County.
He was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survivors include daughters Jody Strong of Norfolk, Sharon and Dale Paasch of Cedar Bluffs and Sheila and Joseph Gnat of Pierce; grandchildren Joshua Gnat, Lucas Gnat and Kaden Gnat; brother Joseph and Shirley Schock of Blair; and a sister, Alice and Leonard Kruse of Omaha. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Bernadine on Aug. 17, 2008, and a son, John on Aug. 23, 2002.
Memorials are directed to the family choice or donor’s choice.
December 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Ralph A. Starman
1937 — 2014
Ralph A. Starman, 77, of Grand Island died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Grand Island Veterans Home, with his family at his side.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rev. Todd K. Philipsen officiated.
Burial was at the Grand Island Cemetery, with military honors rendered by the United Veterans Honor Guard and Nebraska National Honor Guard.
Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 22, with a Christian Wake Service at the church.
All Faiths Funeral Home was serving the family.
Mr. Starman was born June 23, 1937, at Raeville, the son of Henry and Mary (Oberbroeckling) Starman.
Survivors are his children and their spouses, Debra Brokenrope of Aurora, Ronald and Deena Starman of Grand Island, Angela and Doug Woodward of Grand Island, Roger and Tonya Starman of Grand Island, Randy and Julie Starman of Doniphan and Julie Kleint and her friend, Barry McGooden, of Grand Island; brothers, Raymond, Jerome, Sylvester and Henry; sister, Mary Margaret Starman; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard, Wilfred, Vincent and LaVerne; sister, Mildred Henke; and son-in-law, Godfrey Brokenrope.
Ralph was raised in the Raeville area, graduating from St. Bonaventure at Raeville.
He served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1961. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Latzel. Ralph was employed by Green Bear Frame and Axel for over 32 years.
Memberships include Blessed Sacrament Parish, Dannebrog American Legion and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Some of his enjoyments included bowling, hunting, playing pitch and Saturday afternoons socializing with family and friends at a place with the “coldest beer.”
Memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com
December 12, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1931 — 2014
Emily Reestman, 83 of Elgin, NE, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 7:30 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.
Emily Ann Reestman, daughter of Emil and Henrietta (Lordemann) Bigge, was born September 25, 1931 on a farm southeast of Petersburg, NE and moved with her family to town in 1935. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Church and attended St. John’s Catholic School in Petersburg, graduating in 1949. She moved to Omaha and worked for Mutual of Omaha until 1955.
On April 11, 1955, Emily married Joseph William Reestman at St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg. The first years of married life, they lived on farms southeast of Oakdale, NE. To this union six children were born: Barbara, Kenneth, Karen, Susan, Gary and Mark. In 1980, they moved to their farm 6 ½ miles east of Elgin where they currently reside. They raised grain, hay and livestock, and Emily kept the farm’s books.
Emily was a member of St Bonaventure Christian Mothers, Parish Council and Farmette Extension Club. She enjoyed her family, faith, family history, reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and growing flowers.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joe of Elgin; six children: Barbara (Roger) Meyer of Wayne; Kenneth (Joyce) Reestman of Elgin; Karen (Kent) Riesberg of Papillion; Susan Busch, Gary Reestman, and Mark (Diane) Reestman, all of Norfolk; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Agatha Menon of Sierra Madre, CA; Mary Jane (Dean) Henn of Elgin; Erma (Russell) Eggerling of Norfolk; one brother: Henry Bigge of Fullerton; brother-in-law: Ray (Catherine) Reestman of Elgin; sister-in-law: Betty Ann (Jerome) Temme of Petersburg; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Henrietta Bigge; brother and sister in infancy; parents-in-law: Agnes and Gerhard Reestman; granddaughter April Riesberg; brothers-in-law: Evans Menon and Norbert Reestman; sisters-in-law Irene (Bernard) Camp, Alice (Lawrence) Schmitz and Marie (Richard) Zwingman; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.