Joan Van Ostrand, 82 of Orchard, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 2, 2015, at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Ewing, with Rev. James Kramper officiating. Burial will follow in the Orchard Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the church, with a 7 p.m. wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangement. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Mary K. “Cassie” Verplank
1928 — 2015
Funeral services for Mary K. “Cassie” Verplank, age 86, of Tilden, Nebraska will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015, at Faith United Methodist Church in Tilden. Reverend Ralph Metschke will officiate, with burial in Tilden City Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden is in charge of arrangements.
Cassie died Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Prairie View Assisted Living in Tilden.
Mary K. “Cassie” Verplank, daughter of Boyd and Marjorie (Taylor) Shupe, was born October 4, 1928, at Meadow Grove, Nebraska.
Cassie attended Tilden Public School until the tenth grade when she was needed at home to care for her siblings after their mother died.
On November 1, 1946, she was united in marriage to Marcus A. Verplank at Neligh Methodist Church.
Five children were born to them: Marshell, Taresa, Markene, Mark and Timothy.
Cassie was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Tilden, and American Legion Auxiliary in Elgin.
She was a Girl Scout leader and liked making crafts.
Cassie also enjoyed bowling, sewing, gardening, and making things for her grandchildren.
Cassie is survived by her children, Mark (Doris) Verplank of Springview, Illinois, Tarri (Bud) Wilkinson of Elgin, Nebraska, Markene Henry of Norfolk, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.?She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000; her parents; daughter, Marshell and son, Timothy in infancy; sisters, Marjean, Bonnie and Shirley; and brother, Sonny.
Mary Ann R. Olsen
1925 — 2015
Mary Ann R. Olsen, age 90 of Sidney, NE and former Laramie, WY resident, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney.To honor Mary Ann’s wishes, no formal services will be held. Cre-mation has been held. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Greenhill Cemetery in Laramie, WY.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Ann’s name to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or the Sidney Regional Medical Center Ho-spice.
Mary Ann Olsen was born in Elgin, NE on February 26, 1925 to Herman and Helen (Drueke) Ridder. She re-ceived her education at St. Boniface School in Elgin, graduating in 1943.
She attended Telegraph School in Omaha, NE for three months following graduation to qualify for a Telegraph Clerk job on the Union Pacific Railroad.
Ladies held many of the positions while the male operators were in the service during WWII.
Mary Ann first worked in Rock Springs, WY for four years and later in Rawlins, WY. While in Rawlins, she met Harold Olsen, a UP Fireman and later Engineer. They were united in marriage on June 2, 1950.
They made their home in Laramie where Harold passed away on April 21, 2000. Mary Ann lived in Laramie until May 16, 2007 when she moved to Sloan Estates Assisted Living in Sidney and later moved to the Golden Living Center.
While in Sidney she was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Mary Ann is survived by her sister: Darlene Josten of Sidney, NE, many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Herman Ridder (1880 - 1934) and Helena (Drueke) Ridder (1885 - 1960), her husband Harold George Olsen (1915-2000), four brothers and three sisters Catherine Arends (1907 -1954), Frank Ridder (1909 -1961), Joseph Ridder (1911-1972), Bernadine Fitzwater (1914-1975), Cecilia Sophia Scheyer (1916-1966), Herman Lawrence Ridder (1920-1944) and Lawrence Carl Ridder (1922 - 1977).
You may view Mary Ann’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of local arrangements.
Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home in Laramie is handling the Wyoming arrangements.
July 31, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1921 — 2015
Clarence Nicholas Josten, 94, a resident of the Hillsboro, OR., community passed away July 19, 2015. Funeral services were held July 24, 2015, at St Matthew Catholic Church; 447 SE 3rd street in Hillsboro.
Clarence “Kenzie” Josten was born on October 1st, 1920 to Joseph and Anne Josten. He grew up with 6 brothers and sisters on his parent’s farm in Elgin, Nebraska where he attended St. Boniface Catholic School.
In 1942 Kenzie joined the Navy and proudly served our country in World War II before his honorable discharge in 1945.
On November 23rd, 1948 he married his wife Clementine Buelt in Raeville.
Clarence is survived by his loving wife, Clementine, of 66 years; four children and their spouses; Roxy Mauss of Hillsboro, OR, Carol and Cliff Wesner of Lake Oswego, OR, Jerry and Linda Josten of Hillsboro, OR, Jeff and Chris Josten of Sisters, OR, Larry Steen of Bend, OR, a son-in-law; Larry Steen of Hillsboro and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving daughter Sharon Steen and infant son Clarence Josten Jr.
For a complete obituary go to dvfuneralhome.com
July 24, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Memorial Services for Marilyn J. Miller, 80, Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Chip Winter will officiate. Visitation with family will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Marilyn passed away, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Pierce Manor in Pierce.Marilyn Joye Miller was born September 22, 1934 to Edward and Clara (Kollmar) Wade in Norfolk, Nebraska.She is survived by her eight children Deb (Dale) Schwartz, Dennis (Janet)Miller, Mark Miller, Nancy Alexander, Linda (Bob) Moser, Keith Miller, Julie Miller and Michelle (Jeff) Praeuner, 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters Delores Randall of Phoenix, AZ, Barb (Gerry) Sprieck of Omaha, NE, and Sharon (Ken) Dohrman of Phoenix, AZ, and numerous nieces and nephews.Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Doug and Reggie Wade, sister Arjean Kratzke, infant granddaughter Lydia Praeuner, and daughter-in-law Rhonda Miller.Memorials requested to Christ Lutheran Church.