June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Roger John Norris
1929 — 2016
ORD — Roger J. Norris, 86, of Ord passed away peacefully Friday, May 13, 2016.
Memorial service was held Thursday, May 19, at Chalk Hills Community Church in Scotia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Chalk Hills Community Church, 206 S. Doane St, Scotia, NE, 68875.
Roger J. Norris was born Dec. 28, 1929, to Carl Roger and Mildred Helen Norris in Genesseo, N.Y. When the school semester was over in June 1930, the family moved to Portageville, N.Y. Roger was not given a middle name for the birth certificate. His paternal grandfather, Rev. John W. Norris, desired a grandson named after himself and to promote his wish, he sent a gift to his new grandson, addressed to “Master John Norris.”
In 1942, the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where Carl took a machinist job with Curtiss Wright. Roger finished his education at Burgard Vocational High School and soon after began driving truck for his brother-in-law, in Castile, N.Y., and hauling milk from the farms to the dairy in Buffalo, N.Y.
In 1952, Roger married Eileen O. McEntarfer. In 1954, Roger was drafted into the Army for two years, with basic training in Ft. Knox, Ky. From there, he was sent to Ft. Devens, Mass., to attend school with the ASA. After schooling there, he was shipped to Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. While stationed in Arizona, it was learned that he and his wife would be eligible to adopt children. For them, that was not possible in New York State. When separated from the Army, after one year of work and then a year at Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Roger and his wife moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Arriving there in August of 1958, the process of adopting a child was begun. In nine months, the adoption agency brought Walter Leonard, a beautiful two-month-old boy, and placed him in the home. After working at odd jobs for a couple of years, a chance to hire on with the city of Phoenix in 1960 as a heavy duty mechanic was offered. Roger’s marriage to Eileen ended in divorce in 1971.
In 1972, Roger met and married Lucille B. Woodman (Currie). In 1983, Lucille retired from Honeywell and Roger retired from the city of Phoenix. They moved to Bartlett, Neb., where they bought a home and a 15-acre tract on the very edge of town. In July 2011, Lucille was moved to the assisted living section of the Greeley Care Home. Roger took up residence in Ord.
As a teenager, Roger accepted Christ as personal savior and was baptized soon afterward. Throughout the remainder of his life, Roger was devoted to the church and serving the Lord.
Roger is survived by his wife, Lucille Norris of Greeley; son, Walter (Shirley) Norris of Peoria, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Janiece (Ron) Saxton of Prescott, Ariz.; stepsons, Paul (Susan) Woodman of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mark Woodman of Phoenix; and brothers, William Norris of Fredonia, N.Y., and Ronald Norris of Vinita, Okla.
He was preceded in death by parents, Carl and Mildred Norris, and his sisters, Jean Smith and Laura Hoover.
June 2, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1984 — 2016
Erin Rust, 32, daughter of Phyllis and Dennis Cannon formerly of Elgin, passed away at her home in Aurora on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
A Funeral Mass for Erin will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (today) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Exeter. Father Joseph Hannappel and Father James O’Kane will officiate the service.
A graveside committal will follow the funeral and be held in the Geneva Public Cemetery in Geneva.
Memorials are directed to the family for later designation.
June 2, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Leonard J. Martin
1930 — 2016
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, for Leonard J. Martin, 86.
Services will be at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus, NE.
Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 01, 2016, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church.
Visitation continues Thursday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. also at the Church Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery. Military Honors by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard.
Leonard died Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Brookestone Acres in Columbus.
Leonard was born April 14, 1930 on a farm near Elgin, Nebraska, to Patrick and Bernadine (Vollmer) Martin. He attended Star rural school in Antelope County and graduated from Elgin High School in 1947. He helped on the family farm after high school before enlisting in the Air Force in 1951. Leonard was part of the 90th Bomb Squadron (Pair-O- Dice) during the Korean War and was discharged in 1955. He met the love of his life after the war and married Virginia Potter on August 12th, 1957 in Petersburg, Nebraska. To this union six children were born and loved.
Leonard and family moved to Columbus in 1961 where he spent 34 years working for Dale/Vishay. After retirement, Leonard and Virginia enjoyed traveling and vacationed to numerous countries and cities with friends and family. He never missed the daily 10:00 coffee stop for cards and conversation.
Throughout his life, he took pleasure in coaching his children’s sport teams, attending all and any activity of his grandchildren, golfing with great friends, and following the Shamrocks, Huskers, Bluejays and the Fighting Irish.
He was involved with the Scotus Shamrock Club both during and after his children’s high school years and was a very active member of St. Bonaventure church serving as an usher, mass server, EMHC, member of the Parish Council, Finance Board, Perpetual Adoration, and Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of Sertoma for many years, serving as a past board member and putting out flags for holidays.
Growing up, Leonard had a reputation of being the nicest guy in town and this persona resonated throughout his life. He will forever be missed by his wife of 58 years, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two sisters and numerous friends.
He is survived by Wife: Virginia Martin of Columbus, NE; Son: Dan (Cathy) Martin of Omaha, NE; Granddaughters: Dr. Samantha (Tad) Beckman, Sara (Steve) Cho, Angie Martin and Micheala Martin; Daughter: Kim (Mark) Iossi of Omaha, NE; Grandsons: Luke Iossi and Nick Iossi; Daughter: Karen (Steve) Euteneuer of Columbus, NE; Grandsons: Dr. Joshua (Shannon) Euteneuer, Joe Euteneuer, Jake (Jamie) Euteneuer, James Euteneuer; Daughter: Kris (Mark) Macumber of Elkhorn, NE; Grandsons: Blake Macumber and Logan Macumber; Daughter: Kelli (Allison) Martin of Bennington, NE; 10 Great Grandchildren: Henry and Izzy Beckman, Noah and Delaney Cho, Oliver and Peter Euteneuer, Jackson, Teddy, Sophia and Ellie Euteneuer; Sister: JoAnn Dinslage of Elgin, NE; Sister: Frances Theis of Salem, OR; Sister-in-law: Rose Martin of Chili, WI; lots of Nieces and Nephews.
He was preceded in death by Parents: Patrick and Bernadine Martin; Infant Daughter: Mary Bernadine Martin; Brother: Robert Martin; Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Patricia (Dale) Watkins, Lucy (Andy) Barton, Marian (Richard) LaMar, Bernadine McNeil Smith, Don McNeil and Brian Smith; Brothers-in-law: Lyle Dinslage and Dick Theis.
Memorials may be directed to St. Bonaventure Church or Scotus Central Catholic High School. Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com
May 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Mikaela K. Moser
1995 — 2016
Mikaela Kendall Moser, age 20, of Burnsville, MN, was given to God on May 11, 2016. Mikaela captured the hearts of all who knew her. Her sweet, gentle smile was contagious and she had a joyous personality. Mikaela taught all who knew her that each day is a blessing and not to take the little things in life for granted. Those whose lives she touched will be forever grateful and cherish the wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Mikaela was born in Bradenton, FL on Dec. 7, 1995. In 1997 she moved to Minnesota with her parents.
Mikaela attended Lakeville North High School and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN. She loved adaptive dancing, swimming, listening to music and books, and cuddling with her dog, Snowball. In 2015 she embarked on her first ski trip and was all smiles down the mountain.
Mikaela lived life with joy and enjoyed every moment with family and friends. She is preceded in death by grandfather, Paul Moser; and godmother, Cheryl Post. She is survived by her loving, devoted parents, Jeff and Sandi, and brother Harrison of Burnsville, MN: grandparents, Betty Moser of Elgin, NE and Jim and Norlene Theisen of Kimball, MN; also by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, special caregivers and friends. Her Mass of Christian Burial was May 16, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, MN. Memorials can be sent to Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
May 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Victor J. Borer
1918 — 2016
Victor J. Borer, 97, of Albion, NE, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Boone County Health Center in Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #162 and V.F.W. Post #736 of Albion. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com . Memorials are suggested to St. Michael’s Catholic School in Albion.
Victor Joseph Borer, the son of Joseph and Antoinette (Beierman) Borer was born December 20, 1918 at Lindsay, Nebraska. He was baptized at Lindsay Holy Family Catholic Church. As a young boy, he moved with his family to St. Bernard where he received his elementary education at St. Bernard Catholic Grade School. His family moved to the Albion area in 1934. He helped on his family farm prior to traveling to Illinois as a teenager where he worked as a farm hand.
In June of 1941, Vic entered the United States Army and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre where he received a Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Service Medal, Pacific Service Medal and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Upon his honorable discharge in November of 1945, Vic returned to Nebraska where he married Ann E. Pelster on January 2, 1947 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville. They farmed north of Albion where they raised their eight children. Vic was a member of the Knights of Columbus, member and past Commander of VFW Post #736 and served with the VFW Honor Guard. He has been a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church since 1949 where he served as a parish trustee, lector, Eucharistic Minister, and maintenance volunteer.
Vic loved his wife, children and grandchildren and he and Ann thoroughly enjoyed attending their children’s activities. Vic was proud of his service to his country. He devoted his life to his family, the church, and his farming occupation.
Surviving Vic are his wife of 69 years, Ann of Albion; children and spouses: Paul (Jody) Borer of Atlanta, GA; Ted (Debbie) Borer of Westminster, CO; Tom (Barb) Borer of Louisville, KY; Mark (Pam) of Westminster, CO; Pete (Bonnie) Borer of Littleton, CO; Tori (Mike) Phillips of Monument, CO; Beth (Mike) Bartels of Papillion, NE; and Jay (Kaye) Borer of Austin, TX; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother Larry (Helen) Borer of Elgin, NE; one sister Bernadine Spieker of Petersburg, NE; one sister-in-law Carol Borer of Auburn, IN, along with many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers Gerald, Dennis, Roman & Joe Borer and four sisters Rita Daly, Sally Hageman, June Simons and Claire Pelster.