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Bernice Josten

March 6, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Bernice Josten
1922 — 2014
Bernice F. Josten, 91, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Revs. Ross Burkhalter and Curtiss Dwyer officiating.
Interment will follow in the parish Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
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Bernice Florence Josten, daughter of Henry and Mary (Deitering) Heithoff, was born at Elgin, NE.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church, graduated from St. Boniface High School in Elgin, NE, and graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island, NE.
On August 22, 1946, she was united in marriage to Sylvester “Vet” Josten at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin.
The couple made their home in Elgin and Bernice worked as a registered nurse at the Neligh Hospital. Over the years, she also worked as a dental assistant and as a school nurse. In September 2003, the couple moved to the Willow Ridge Retirement Center at McCook, Nebraska and in June 2007 they entered the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
Bernice was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She loved the healthcare profession, living a healthy lifestyle, fishing, playing organ, piano and accordion,  and spending time with family.
She is survived by her four  children: Jean Breen and husband Pat of Farnam, NE; Judy Ferril and husband Jac of Aurora, CO; Jim Josten and wife Corrine of Pleasant Hill, MO; Doris Friehe and husband Ron of McCook, NE; grandchildren: Carrie Krist and husband Jim; Greg Stuhr and wife Charlotte; Aaron Stuhr and wife Valaree; Scott Stuhr and wife Stephanie; Fr. Curtiss Dwyer; Gina Eidinger and husband Jason; Nora Bonfoey & husband David; Carl Dwyer and wife Sarah; Jennifer Burns & husband Adam; Annie Perkins & husband Andy; Mary Ellen Josten; Valerie Tonkin & husband Brionn; Sam Friehe and wife Kayla; Brian Friehe and wife Tiffany; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Verlene Heithoff of Canada; Mary Ann Heithoff of California; one brother-in-law: Kenzy (Clem) Josten of Oregon; along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husband Sylvester in 2007; two brothers: Alvin and Lavern Heithoff; and one sister Beatrice.

along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Harold Schmitt

February 27, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Harold Schmitt
1930 — 2014
Harold (Harry) C. Schmitt, 83, of Watkins, Iowa, died Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at his family’s home.  Services were Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway with Rev. Craig Steimel officiating.
Burial was at St. Patrick’s and St. Paul’s Cemetery, Watkins.
Harry was born May 8, 1930 in Elgin, NE to Theodore and Frances Schmitt.
On October 4, 1950 he married Helen Werning in Elgin.
Surviving are his children, Kathy (Bob) Zobeck, Gary (Sheila) Schmitt, Suzanne (Steve) Hiatt, Rick (Kerry) Schmitt, Diane (Steve) Bauer, and Linda (Andy) Faucher, 24 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Getta, Irene McAleer, and brother, Bill Schmitt.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen, brothers Norbert, Clarence, Robert, and infant Leonard; sister Wilma Vanourney.
He enjoyed all kinds of sports: baseball, basketball, golf, horseshoes, bowling, and many board and card games.
Harry was everyone’s handyman.  He could repair any household item as well as creating many different crafts.  He always had a joke for the party.
Arrangements are with Brosh Funeral Service, Norway.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hrabakfuneralhome.com <http://www.hrabakfuneralhome.com>  under ‘obituaries’.

Norbert “Bud” Borer

February 27, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Norbert “Bud” Borer
1934 — 2014
Funeral services for Norbert “Bud” Borer, 79, of Norfolk will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church with Reverend Chip Winter officiating.
Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644, and the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening, February 26, from 4-8 p.m. at Home for Funerals, Norfolk, Nebraska.
Mr. Borer died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Heritage of Bel Air.
Norbert (Bud) Borer was born on July 12, 1934 to Louis & Clara (Ludden) Borer in rural Madison County.
He was baptized at St Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison, NE and attended Boone County rural schools.
He served in the Army from 1954-1956 and was on the Detail for Dwight D Eisenhower. In 1970 he was confirmed and joined Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, NE.
He married Marilyn Vollbrecht on April 16, 1964. They lived in Norfolk and had 5 children. Robert Borer of Norfolk, Bill & Cindy (Emory) Borer of Ft Collins, CO, Jeff & Heather (Barg) Borer of Norfolk, Kevin Borer of Norfolk, and Heidi & Jay Beltz of Norfolk.
Bud worked as a farm hand for many years. He was employed by Warrick’s Tire and Retreading, Firestone, and Jerry’s Campers all in Norfolk.
He also held several part-time jobs in addition to his full-time jobs. In his later years he had his own business of mowing lawns and clearing snow for many residents of Norfolk. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed calling bingo at the VFW and American Legion.
Throughout his life he enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical, fishing with family, and loved working with his hands including gardening.
Bud loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, his children, 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Marge Whitten of Albion; sister, Arlene Nissen and husband LaVern of Petersburg; sister-in law, Donna Borer of Grand Island; brother, Vern Borer and wife Eleanor of Lincoln; brother, Bill and wife Martie Borer of Norfolk; brother, Jim Borer of Albion, and many nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Ewing and husband Warren of Lincoln; sister Cordelia (died in infancy); brother, Ray of Grand Island; brother-in-law, Gradon Whitten; and one grandson.
Condolences may be mailed to the family C/O Jeff Borer, 1205 W Nebraska Ave, Norfolk NE 68701

Harold Schmitt

February 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Harold Schmitt
1930 — 2014
Harold (Harry) C. Schmitt, 83, of Watkins, Iowa, died Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at his family’s home.  Services: Monday, February 24, 2014.  10:30 AM St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway with Rev. Craig Steimel officiating.  Burial: St. Patrick’s and St. Paul’s Cemetery, Watkins.  Visitation: Sunday 3-7 PM St. Michael’s Parish Center with a Rosary at 7.
Harry was born May 8, 1930 in Elgin, NE to Theodore and Frances Schmitt.  On October 4, 1950 he married Helen Werning in Elgin.
Surviving are his children, Kathy (Bob) Zobeck, Gary (Sheila) Schmitt, Suzanne (Steve) Hiatt, Rick (Kerry) Schmitt, Diane (Steve) Bauer, and Linda (Andy) Faucher, 24 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Getta, Irene McAleer, and brother, Bill Schmitt.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen, brothers Norbert, Clarence, Robert, and infant Leonard; sister Wilma Vanourney.
He enjoyed all kinds of sports: baseball, basketball, golf, horseshoes, bowling, and many board and card games.
Harry was everyone’s handyman.  He could repair any household item as well as creating many different crafts.  He always had a joke for the party.
Arrangements are with Brosh Funeral Service, Norway.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hrabakfuneralhome.com <http://www.hrabakfuneralhome.com>  under ‘obituaries’.

Gaylon Ernst

February 20, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Gaylon A. Ernst
1936 — 2014
Gaylon A. Ernst, 78 of Bartlett, NE passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill, NE.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Park Congregational UCC Church west of Elgin, NE with Pastor Janet Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the Park Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #107 of Bartlett, NE. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Casual dress for those in attendance is requested. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
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Gaylon Alois Ernst, son of William Joseph and Pearl Mildred (Weeder) Ernst, was born June 4, 1935, on the family farm in the Park Center community.
He was baptized and confirmed at Park UCC Church, west of Elgin, attended school at Sunnyside Rural School District and graduated from Elgin High School in 1953.
After graduation, he joined the Army and served in the Korean War. Following an honorable discharge, he returned to Elgin where he worked as a mechanic at Contois Motors.
On April 11, 1959, Gaylon married Mary Alyce Werning at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. The couple made their home in the Park Center community where Gaylon farmed with his father. In the early 1980’s, Gaylon sold the farm and moved to Barlett, NE where he went to work for the Wheeler County Department of Roads, and worked there until retiring in 2003.
He was a member of the Park UCC Church, the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed bowling in his earlier years, driving his golf cart around Bartlett in his later years, and was the King of Shuffleboard in Wheeler County. He also enjoyed his antique tractor and farm equipment.
Gaylon is survived by four daughters: Sandra (Dean) Held of Stockham, NE; Lori Knight of Ericson, NE; Gayla (Brad) Kovarik of Seneca, NE; Becky Heerten of North Platte, NE; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; one sister: Mary McCain of Grand Island, NE; one niece: RaeJean (Dana) Hawk of Grand Island, NE; along with other relatives and lots of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Lyle Ernst.

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