November 7, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1917 — 2013
Funeral Service for Teresa Gertrude Parks, age 96 of Neligh, NE, were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with Rev. John Broheimer and Father James Kramper officiating and lector Jack Wolf. Music was provided by Roxanne McNally and Julie and Mark Dwyer. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery of rural Clearwater.
Pallbearers were Matt Parks, Joel Thieman, Aaron Parks, Christopher Parks, Brent Parks, Mike Lordemann, Jon Wolf, and Heath Borer.
Visitation was Friday, November 1, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Francis Church, with a 6:45 p.m. wake service with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home, of Neligh is in charge of arrangements.
Teresa passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
Teresa was born on February 26, 1917 to Carl J. and Rose G. (Funk) Thiele at their home southwest of Clearwater.
She attended a rural school in that area and graduated from St Mary’s Academy in O’Neill, NE. Teresa continued her formal education at Chadron State College earning her teaching certificate. She taught in a rural school near Page, NE. for several years. While teaching she met Alva Curtis Parks of Page, NE. They were married on September 28, 1940 at rural St. John’s Catholic Church Clearwater, NE.
When Alva was deployed with the Army, Teresa moved to Grand Island and worked as a telephone operator with the Grand Island Telephone and Telegraph. When Alva returned they made their home working on a ranch south of Ewing near the Deloit area until Alva lost his arm in a farming accident September 5, 1956.
The couple then moved to the Thiele farm west of rural St. John’s Catholic Church. Teresa worked at Antelope Memorial Hospital from 1965-1973. They remained on the farm until 1994 when they moved to Neligh. She enjoyed living in Neligh and made many new friends through the Senior Center, church, quilting group, and other activities.
Teresa enjoyed giving back to others and passing good deeds forward by volunteering at church, the Red Cross Blood Mobile, and the hospital to name a few. She was a devout Catholic and took great pleasure doing what ever she could for the church, priests and parishioners. She was a member of St. John’s Christian Mother’s and St. Francis Rosary Sodality. She was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary.
Teresa enjoyed working in her garden from which she fed her family and shared her produce with friends and neighbors. She loved to sew whether it was patching blue jeans or designing a new quilt. She made numerous patchwork quilts for family, friends and for Birth Right. She was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always looked forward to them spending time at the farm.
She is survived by her nine children and their spouses; Leo Allen (Carol) Parks of Nebraska City, NE; Mary Ellen (Ray) Lordemann of Greeley, CO; Tom (Shelia) Parks of Neligh, NE; Jackie (Jeff) Gilbert of Aurora, CO; William Parks and special friend Cindy Wolff of Omaha, NE; Jane (Jerry) Thieman of Petersburg, NE; Linda (Jack) Wolf of Atkinson, NE; Kenny (Nancy) Parks of Neligh, NE and Ed (Anne) Parks of Elgin, NE. along with 27 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Her sisters: Margaret Fiser, Lillian Brennum, Ade Lou Hamm all of AR and Bernadette Thramer of MT; brothers Vincent of Neligh, NE Charles (Josephine) of CO, and Louis (Connie) of Omaha, NE; brother-in-law, Percy Payne of Elgin, NE. Many relatives, friends, and acquaintances, for no matter where she went she could strike up a conversation and form a lasting friendship that would never be forgotten.
Preceded in death by husband Alva, Dec 24, 2001; infant daughter Margaret Ann, a son-in–law Ronald Borer, her parents; Carl and Rose Thiele, brothers; Clement and Augustine and sisters; Cecelia Payne and Geraldine Koehler.
1922 — 2013
Philomena M. Reuss, 91 formerly of Elgin, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Philomena Mary Reuss, daughter of Louis Leo and Philomena Cecilia (Zacek) Rose, was born October 3, 1922 at Winner, S.D.
She moved with her family to Oregon before moving to Nebraska where she attended school in several different communities before graduating from Elgin High School in Elgin.
She moved to Elgin, IL where she worked at a watch factory.
On May 24, 1941, Philomena married Lawrence Ludwig Reuss at Elgin, IL. The couple returned to Elgin where she was a homemaker and raised their six children: Paul, Cecelia, Phyllis, Larry, Mary Jane and John.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and St. Boniface Christian Mothers. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, crocheting, needlework, playing cards and making rosaries for the mission.
Philomena is survived by her six children: Paul (Jule) Reuss of Ada, OH; Cecelia Skalak of Columbus, NE; Phyllis (Tom) Foland of Omaha, NE; Larry (Mary) Reuss of Neligh, NE; Mary Jane (Rodney) Vyff of Cheyenne, WY; John (Diane) Reuss of Weeping Water, NE; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lawrence in 1991; one grandson Andrew Skalak; three sisters: Irene Rose, Angela Levulett, and Louise Cahoy; and one brother Joseph Rose.
Jimmy H. Eisenhauer
1947 — 2013
Funeral services for Jimmy “Jim” Eisenhauer, age 66 of Bloomfield, Nebraska, were held Monday, October 28, 2013, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield. Reverend Tim Koester officiated, with Military Honors conducted by VFW Post #4996 and American Legion Post #249, both of Bloomfield.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Jim died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at his home in Bloomfield.
Jimmy Harvey “Jim” Eisenhauer, son of Harvey and Wanda (Tangeman) Eisenhauer, was born July 8, 1947, in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Jim was a life-long resident of Bloomfield, spending all of his time here except while serving in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969. Upon returning home from Vietnam, Jim worked for Al Ermels in the Gambles Store. He then took a job working for the Department of Roads, where he proudly worked for 37 years. As a local business owner of “The Pub”, Jim could make friends with anybody who crossed his path. He always had a joke to tell and a smile on his face. The Friday before Memorial Day was always a highlight of Jim’s summer, the annual golf outing for the Phi Zappa Krappas! He will forever be remembered in so many ways: fast pitch softball third-base veteran; the jokester; an avid Husker fan; a father, uncle, brother, and Papa Jim. Jim passed away October 23, 2013, at the age of 66 years, three months, and 15 days. Jim leaves behind to mourn his loss his wife, Karen Eisenhauer of Bloomfield, Nebraska; son, Joel (Lindsey) Eisenhauer of Skiatook, Oklahoma; daughter, Jill Eisenhauer of Lincoln, Nebraska; and step-son, Chad (Jen) Warneke of Tilden, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Waylon, Easton, Katie, Keelee, Hayden, and Jaxton; a brother, Rodney (Juleen) Eisenhauer of Bloomfield; a sister, Genie (Denny) Larson of Norfolk, Nebraska; a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends; in-laws, Lee and Marie Smith of Elgin, Nebraska; and sister-in-law, Pam Smith of Orchard, Nebraska.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, Harvey, and his mother, Wanda; and a brother-in-law, David Smith. Jim passed into the arms of Jesus on his father Harvey’s birthday. What a wonderful way to enter into the Everlasting Kingdom.
1927 — 2013
LuVerna F. Jochum, 86 of Elgin, NE, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 21, 2013 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
LuVerna Frances Jochum, daughter of Rudolph & Theresa (Venteicher) Heithoff, was born July 28, 1927 on the family farm near Elgin, NE.
She attended school at St. Boniface School in Elgin and graduated in 1945.
On February 3, 1948, she married LaVern Charles Jochum at St. Boniface Church in Elgin.
The couple made their home on a farm west of Raeville where they raised their five children: Ron, Linda, David, Sharon and Sandi.
LuVerna was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, Raeville Christian Mothers, Raeville Quilters, and the ABC Club. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards, gardening and spending time with family.
She is survived by her husband LaVern of Elgin, NE; 5 children: Ron Jochum of Lincoln, NE; Linda (Roger) Dinslage of Omaha, NE; David (Pam) Jochum of Elgin, NE; Sharon Jochum of Omaha, NE; Sandi (Shonn) Marker of Kearney, NE; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 2 brothers: Delbert (Avis) Heithoff and Harold Heithoff, both of Elgin; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
LuVerna was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Delores Pelster; a brother Larry; and 2 sisters-in-law: Myra Heithoff & Vera Heithoff; one brother-in-law Joe Pelster.
Elizabeth F. Friese
1943 — 2013
Elizabeth F. “Betty” Friese, 70 of Petersburg, NE, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Petersburg, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Interment followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth Frances Friese, daughter of Fred W. and Malinda (Moser) Bode, was born July 25, 1943, at Raeville. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church at Raeville and attended St. John Berchman School at Raeville.
On June 1, 1964, Betty was united in marriage to Don Friese at St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church at Raeville. They made their home at Petersburg.
Betty was a homemaker and later worked as a cook at Jack’s Cafe’, M & D Steak House, and the Elgin Bowling Alley. Most recently, she had worked at the Petersburg Senior Center for 15 years and the Albion Country Club for 10 years.
Betty was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Altar Society.
She loved to play cards, take sisters trips, see movies, read, watch Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and other game shows. She worked crossword puzzles virtually every day of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Don, of Petersburg; a daughter Angela Friese of Hastings; two sons: Tim Friese of Wayne; and Troy Friese and wife Gina of Petersburg; three grandchildren Tyrell (Tennille) Friese; Lorna Boyd; and Bradley Boyd Rucker; one step grand-child Kayla Clyde; two great-grandchildren: Truett and Trytten Friese; six brothers: Bill (Ann) Bode of Lincoln; John (Donna) Bode of Lincoln; Richard “Rick” (Elaine) Bode of Hershey; David “Dave” (Michelle) Bode of Norfolk; Michael “Mike” (Cindy) Bode of Raeville; Eugene “Squeak” Bode of Hershey; four sisters: Jo Ann (John) Waters of Westminster, CO; Mary (Marv) Thieman of Petersburg; Jackie (Bruce) Bode-Steinke of Papillion; and Linda Bode of Omaha. She is preceeded in death by her parents.