September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1940 — 2016
Lila (Kerkman) Winger, 76 of Neligh, NE passed away at her home on Thursday, August 18, 2016 following a battle with cancer
A visitation was held Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Raeville, NE. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Lila Henrietta Winger, daughter of Ted and Theresa (Dinslage) Kerkman, was born August 18, 1940 at Petersburg, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, and attended St. John’s Catholic School in Petersburg, graduating in 1958. She attended college at Mt. Marty College in Yankton, SD before moving to California.
Lila married Ted Roulinavage and the couple was blessed with a son, Greg. Lila worked as an administrator for several years.
On June 5, 1976, Lila married Roy Winger at LaPalma, CA. The couple lived in California, Montana, Washington and Nebraska.
During that time, Lila was employed in a variety of jobs including owning and operating a restaurant, working for The Boeing Company, and as an administrator for a steel fabrication company in Washington. Lila and Roy retired and moved to Nebraska in 2009.
Lila was a good homemaker, enjoyed sewing and loved to travel, taking several cruises.
She is survived by her husband Roy of Neligh, NE; son Greg (Deanna) Roulinavage of Lake Forest, CA; son Michael Winger and daughter Kristen Winger of Charlotte, NC; two sisters: Doris Baum of Elgin, NE; Marlene Kluthe of Victorville, CA; two brothers: Denis (Jeannene) Kerkman of Tilden, NE; Kenneth (Ruth) Kerkman of Petersburg, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Gene Kerkman; nephew Todd Kerkman and son Eric Winger.
September 15, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1923 — 2016
Leonard Salber, age 93, of Browerville, MN, passed away on August 13, 2016.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at St. James Catholic Church in Randall, MN, with Fr. Jimmy Joseph officiating. Interment in St. James Catholic Cemetery, Randall.
Leonard Salber was born February 11, 1923, in Petersburg, NE, to George & Anna (Schmitt) Salber.
Leonard enlisted in the US Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1947.
In 1947, he married Delores Wagner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Leonard farmed for 47 years. After his retirement he took up full-time flower gardening.
Leonard enjoyed playing cards and searching for and collecting “treasures”. He rode a three-wheeler through his woods enjoying all of nature. Leonard kept a daily journal for 40 years. He always had a smile and a joke to tell. Leonard especially enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Leonard was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Randall, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and served on the Little Elk Township Board.
Leonard is survived by his children: Roger (Wanda) Salber of Browerville, Steven (Cheryl) Salber of Browerville, Glen (Carol) Salber of Little Falls; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; siblings: Sister Agnes Salber OSB of Norfolk, NE and Robert (Delores) Salber of Randall and sisters-in-law Francie Salber of Browerville and Dorothy Salber of Marathon City, WI.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents; wife Delores; sons: David & James; brothers: Raymond, Clarence, Joe, Willie and Jerome; sisters: Celestine Salber, Sister Anella Salber OSB and Lucille Lordemann and sister-in-law Rita Salber.
Dr. Janet S. Bumgarner
1954 — 2016
Dr. Janet S. Bumgarner, daughter of John L. and Thais A. (Haley) Parilek, was born on November 28, 1954 in Omaha, Neb. She entered into eternal peace on Monday, August 8, 2016 at the age of 61 years, 8 months, 11 days at the Shenandoah Medical Center following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Her early childhood was spent growing up in Waterloo, Neb. The family later moved to Elgin, where Janet spent the latter part of her childhood through her high school years. She attended Pope John XXIII High School, graduating with the Class of 1973. She then attended the University of Nebraska, receiving her undergraduate degree in 1977. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa. On June 11, 1977, Janet was united in marriage to the love of her life, Donald Lee Bumgarner in Elgin. They had two children, Benjamin J. (BJ) and Jessica (Jess) were born.
Following their marriage Janet attended Medical School at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, receiving her MD degree in 1980. Both Janet and Don enlisted in the US Army as physicians. They spent three years at Ft. Gordon in Augusta, Georgia from 1980 – 1983 and three years at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma from 1983 – 1986. Dr. Janet reached the rank of Major in the Army Medical Corps.
They made Shenandoah their home in 1986. Dr. Janet moved to Shenandoah when her daughter, Jessica, was 2 weeks old. She worked for various employers over the years from 1986 through 2016 at the Shenandoah Medical Center as a family physician. She worked in association with Dr. Floyd Jones, for Clarkson Hospital, for Nebraska Medicine (under various names), and Shenandoah Medical Center. She served as the Page County Medical Examiner for years and was the SMH Hospice Director.
Through the years she greatly impacted the lives of her many patients and their families as well as her co-workers with her vast knowledge of medicine and personal, kind and caring dedication to improving the quality of life of everyone around her. She delivered many babies in Shenandoah. She really enjoyed caring for the full range of ages from newborns to centenarians. All she ever wanted to be was a family doctor in a small town.
Away from work, Janet enjoyed knitting, bird watching, astronomy, gardening and reading. Janet was a avid Nebraska Cornhusker football fan. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shenandoah. She was also active in PEO (DN Chapter), Gamma Phi Beta Sorority,
American Academy of Family Practice and the ravelry.com Breast Cancer Support Group.
Preceding Janet in death were her parents, John L. and Thais Parilek; and brother, John Richard Parilek. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Donald L. Bumgarner of Shenandoah; daughter, Jessica A. Bumgarner of Shenandoah; son, Dr. Benjamin J. Bumgarner and his wife, Elizabeth Hilpipre, of Omaha; sister, Mary R. Roberts of Waukegan, IL; nephew, Bryan Roberts and his wife, Lisa, and two sons of Highland Park, IL; nephew, Sean Roberts of Chicago, IL; niece, Jennifer Roberts of Chicago, IL; cousin, Jim Sanders of Clayton, GA; and other cousins, relatives, and many friends.
Douglas C. Johnson
1937 — 2013
Graveside services and Inurnment for Douglas C. Johnson will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Military rites will be provided by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin, NE.
Doug passed away October 6, 2013 at the Kimball County Manor in Kimball, NE.
Douglas Clinton Johnson was born in Oakdale, Nebraska on July 30, 1937, the son of Vern and Grace (Tierney) Johnson. He attended and graduated from school in Oakdale. Doug served his country in the United States Army and was proud of his time in the military. He started a family in Neligh Nebraska where he worked as a mechanic and then later as a plumber.
He moved his family to Kimball in 1969. He worked at Weather Wise and then worked in the oil fields for many years. Doug had several jobs through his life, but he really enjoyed working as a custodian for the Georgetown, Texas School System.
Doug had a quick wit and he was always ready to tell a story, he never met a stranger and loved to visit.
Survivors include his children Louis (Karen) Johnson of Norfolk, NE., Jeff Johnson of Scottsbluff, NE., and Carol (Keith) Bernard of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren Holly, Nick, Amber and Andy; 4 great grandchildren.
1921 — 2016
Lewis Lehr passed away peacefully, at age 95, on July 30, 2016 in Phoenix, Ariz. A funeral service was held Friday, August 5, at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale, AZ.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, at Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Memorial contributions preferred to Wounded Warrior Project.
Lewis was born February 21, 1921 in Elgin, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army overseas as an engineer during World War II. In 1944 he married Doris Stauder and they were married for nearly 60 years. At 26 years of age, Lewis landed a position working in 3M’s tape division testing adhesives and 36 years later, Lehr became 3M’s chairman and chief executive officer and held that position from 1980-1986.
Lewis also served on the board of multiple companies including Shell Oil, General Mills, and the University of Minnesota Medical School Foundation to name a few. He earned several honors and awards throughout his very distinguished life and career and was a generous contributor to numerous organizations.
He loved travel, golf, fishing, Nebraska football and music, especially the Phoenix Boys Choir.
He was preceded in death by wife Doris (Stauder) and parents, Lewis and Nancy.
Survivors include daughter Mary Makin; sons William (wife Charlotte), Don (wife Pamela) and John (wife Cammy) Lehr; grandchildren Patrick (wife Michele) Makin, Evan, Trevor, Alexandra, Anthony, Luke and Nicholas Lehr. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.