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William Wirges

April 26, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

William “Bill” Wirges, 83 of Omaha passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Omaha.
Bill was born July 11, 1931 in Petersburg, NE and passed away on Thursday, April 16 at the age of 83.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 21 at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Mass of Christian of Burial was held Monday, April 20 at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S Street, in Omaha with military honors by Millard AL 374 & VFW 8334. Rosary Recitation was held Sunday at Braman Mortuary, Southwest Chapel.

Josephine Schrad

April 26, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Josephine M. Schrad, 89 of Elgin, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 20, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Josephine M. Schrad, daughter of William and Margaret (Stoltz) Salber, was born March 2, 1926 at Elgin. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended rural Antelope County grade school and graduated from St. Boniface School.
She did housekeeping for several neighbors and worked at Parr’s Café as a baker/cook and later as a cook for the St. Boniface Lunch Program.
On March 27, 1951, Josephine married Alfred Schrad at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. They lived on a farm southwest of Elgin where they raised their six children: Doris, Ron, Linda, Sue, Jan and Dan. They farmed for over 50 years. Josephine was a member of the St. Boniface Altar Society and loved cooking for her family. She is survived by her husband Alfred of Neligh; five children: Ron (Carla) Schrad of Elgin; Linda (Randy) Mitchell of Elgin; Sue (Elliott) Castillo of Lincoln; Jan (Scott) Clausen of Norfolk; Dan (Sharon) Schrad of Omaha; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Vera (LaVern) Buelt of Hillsboro, OR; Gladys (Rollie) Reicks of Elgin; one sister-in-law: Betty Salber of Elgin; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Doris Ping, son-in-law Mike Ping; and two brothers: Delbert and Melvin Salber.

Donna Gregor

April 26, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Madonna L. “Donna” Gregor passed peacefully on April 19, 2015 at Parsons House in Omaha.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 am Thursday, April 23, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation is 5:00 to 7:30 pm Wednesday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Elgin Community Center, or directed to the family for charity of their choice.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Donna worked her entire career as a clerk and postmaster of the Post Office in Elgin. She was very active in her community, especially St. Boniface Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Red Hatters Society.
She also led the Junior American Legion Auxiliary for many years and founded the Quad-Lum News for local Catholic school alumni to stay informed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Raymond, parents Greg and Hilda Pape, one brother, Ronald Pape, and 2 brother-in-laws, Dennis Friese and Eric Boshart.
She is survived by son Timothy of Denver, son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Jennifer (Koesters) and their children whom she cherished Camryn, Jayden, and Delany, brother Charles Pape, and 3 sisters Mary Friese, Margaret (Bob) Grigg, and Kathy Boshart and their children.

Jerry Tunink

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Gerhard “Jerry” Tunink
1924 — 2015
Gerhard J. “Jerry” Tunink, 91, formerly of Elgin, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, April 10, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter and Rev. Owen Korte officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Gerhard Joseph Tunink was born January 8, 1924, the fifth child of William and Katharine (Overmohle) Tunink and died April 6, 2015. He received his education at St. Boniface Grade School.
On November 11, 1999 he received his Honorary High School Diploma from Pope John High School through the Veterans ‘Operations Recognition’ program. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater from May 1944 to May 1946 aboard the USS Yancey A.K.A. 93, and was discharged with the rank of Fire Control Man 3rd Class.
On August 18, 1947, Jerry married Amelita A. Heithoff. They were parents of three children: Robert, Carol Ann and Mary Jean. They owned and operated the Tunink Construction Company for 39 years until his retirement in 1985.
During his retirement years he volunteered his services to his church and community. He was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church where he held various offices over the years.
He also was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2411, serving as treasurer for 25 years, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5816, and the American Legion Post 229.
Jerry is survived by two sisters: Loretta Zegers of Petersburg, and Mary Ann Kloewer of Columbus; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Amelita “Lita” in 2010; his three children; a brother Anthony in 1982; sisters Elizebeth Wolff in 2001 and Philomena Wilwerding in 2003; a brother Fr. Wilfrid O.S.B. in 2005; a sister Thresia Tunink in 2014; and an infant brother and sister in infancy.

Henry Schueths

April 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Henry “Hank” Schueths
1931 — 2015
Henry “Hank” Schueths, 83 of Elgin, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his home in Elgin.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, April 9, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Henry H.  Schueths, was born on September 16, 1931 to Henry and Elizabeth (Thiele) Schueth at Cedar Rapids.
The family moved to Superior, NE where Hank attended school until the third grade. In 1940, the family moved to Elgin where he attended and graduated from St. Boniface School. He entered the Air Force in June of 1949 and served in Japan until his discharge in 1952.
On December 28, 1953, Hank was united in marriage to Rose Marie Schindler at St. Boniface Church in Elgin. He was employed by Bennett Implement until January of 1960 when he opened his own business in Elgin. He operated Hank’s Implement Sales and Service until 1977, when he closed his shop due to ill health.
He kept his shop and all the tools, eventually started doing garden plowing and lawn installation. He loved raising a garden and fishing.
He belonged to the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years, serving as chief of the department for nine years.
He passed away on April 4, 2015.
Hank is survived by his wife Rosie and their children: Doug of Lincoln; Dave and wife Vanessa of Gering; Dan and wife Mary Kay of St. Peters, MO; Debra and husband Rick Dinges of Lincoln; and Diane Schrage of Omaha; 13 grandchildren: Katie Schueths, April Schueths, Brian Schueths, Jon Schueths, Melissa Phillips, Cory McCarville-Schueths, Joshua McCarville-Schueths, Jesse McCarville-Schueths, Nick Dinges, Erin Dinges, Greg Schrage, Jacque Herman, and Julie Schrage; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister Martha Coliannia of Denver, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Agnes and husband Bill Lattin, Dellora and husband Martin Thomas, Margaret and husband Jack McManaman; two brothers: Brother Florian SDS, and James Schueth; brother-in-law, Phil Coliannia, and a daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Schueths

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