October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1920 — 2014
Pat Watkins was born on November 22, 1920 to Pat and Bernadine Martin near Goose Lake in Holt County, Nebraska and departed this life on September 18, 2014 at her home in Tucson, AZ.
The family moved east of Elgin in 1923. She attended Star school and graduated from Elgin High School in 1937.
She married Dale Watkins on January 11, 1942. To this union were born three children: Tom, Vicki and Kip. Pat taught in Antelope County schools for several years.
They most recently resided in Columbus before moving to Tucson in 1998. She is survived by her daughter Vicki (Bill) Bomberger and son Kip (Sue) Watkins all of Tucson, AZ, seven grandchildren, sisters Lucy Bartson of San Mateo, CA, Frances Theis of Salem, OR and JoAnn Dinslage of Elgin and brother Leonard Martin of Columbus, NE.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dale in 2009, son Tom in 1981, grandson Rex Bomberger in 1987, brother Bob Martin in 2000, sister Marian LaMar in 2002 and sister Bernie McNeil-Smith in 2009.
October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1923 — 2014
Bernadine L. Erickson, 90, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Brookestone Acres in Columbus, NE.
Memorial services were held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Inurnment followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Bernadine Leona Anderson Erickson was born on November 1, 1923 to John Anderson and Hattie E. Adamson Anderson. She is the last living member of this Anderson family in Nebraska.
Berna-dine attended country school and was a graduate of the class of 1940 from Elgin Public High School where she along with her husband Dallmont was selected as outstanding Elgin High School Alumni in 2009. Bernadine is also a 1968 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bernadine taught elementary school for over 35 years in rural Antelope county schools, Columbus, Elgin, and Neligh.
On June 18, 1949, Bernadine married Dallmont John Connell Erickson. They resided on a farm west of Elgin before moving to Norfolk, and eventually Meridian Gardens in Columbus, Ne.
Bernadine loved her purebred Angus cattle. She was instrumental in organizing the first Nebraska Junior Angus Association, served on the advisory board for many years and was active in the Angus Women’s organization holding offices on the State and National levels.
Bernadine was a charter member of the Elgin 12 Extension club for 68 years and a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Bernadine was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday school, Bible school, and was a faithful member of the Women’s organization, where she served most recently as the membership chairperson. She was also a 4-H leader and supporter of youth.
In retirement years, Bernadine along with her husband Dallmont, was an active member of the Norfolk Antique Car Club for many years. This group traveled throughout the country on various tours which Bernadine enjoyed. She and Dallmont also traveled with friends on various tours, one of her favorite trips being to native Sweden.
Many have received greeting cards from Bernadine throughout the years. It was her mission to recognize everyone’s special day, or to let recipients know someone was thinking of them.
Bernadine is survived by her daughter Korene Ann Erickson Fehringer, (Jim), five step-grandchildren and spouses, ten step great-grandchildren, distant cousins and family, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dallmont, her only brother Denzel J. Anderson, sister-in-law Florence Anderson, and two special uncles Maulding W. Adamson, and Harry C. Adamson.
September 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1959 — 2014
Funeral services for Mark Stottler, age 54 of Tekamah, Nebraska, were held Friday, September 5, 2014, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Reverend Tim Koester officiated the funeral service. Burial of cremains will be at a later date.
Visitation was held Thursday, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Bloomfield was in charge of arrangements.
Mark died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at his home.
Mark GlenDel Stottler was born September 26, 1959 in Nora Springs, Iowa to Glen and Marge Stottler. Mark was baptized in November of 1959 at the Congregational Church in Princeton, Minnesota. He attended schools in Hickman, Nebraska, and Blair, Nebraska, and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1978. Mark was confirmed on May 18, 1975 at St Marks Lutheran Church. He was blessed with two children, Erin and Adam, from a previous marriage. Mark had been employed by Great Plains Communications of Blair, Nebraska for 33 years and was Manager of CATV/Broadband Engineering. He was past President of SCTE Cable Association. Mark loved the outdoors, especially when he was golfing, fishing, or hunting.
Mark is survived by his children, Erin (Jeff) Eickhoff of Albion, Nebraska; Adam (Courtney) Stottler of Alma, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Evan and Reagan Eickhoff, and Jaxton Stottler; his mother, Marge Stottler of Bloomfield, Nebraska; brother: Kory (Lori) Stottler of Greenville, Alabama; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Stottler, in 2009; and his grandparents.
September 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1966 — 2014
Sandy Starman Winn, 47 of Walla Walla, WA, passed away August 29, 2014 at her home.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating.
Sandy Starman Winn was born December 17, 1966. She was adopted by Norbert and Clara (Beckman) Starman in Dec. of 1966. Clara passed away Feb. 5, 1979.
Sandy is the daughter of Norbert and Jeanette (Kluthe) Starman and graduated from Pope John High School in Elgin in 1985.
On June 15, 1986, Sandy married Stan Karella in Alaska, and to this union two children were born: Sara and Scott. They later divorced. Sandy married Bill Winn on August 25, 2006 in Alaska.
She is survived by her husband Bill of Walla Walla, WA; her parents Norbert and Jeanette Starman of Elgin; her brother Fr. Bernard Starman of Omaha; a daughter Sara (Joe) Dennis of Kenai, AK; granddaughter Anastasia Karella of Alaska; two step-children: Ben and Crystal Winn of Alaska; three step grand children.
She was preceded in death by her son Scott Karella, adopted mother Clara Starman and her grandparents.
September 5, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1934 — 2014
Joan Pofahl, 80, formerly of Elgin, NE, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Fr. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed at 2 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery in O’Neill, NE. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Memorials are suggested to AseraCare Hospice, 421 E. Douglas St., O’Neill, NE 68763.
Mary Joan Pofahl, daughter of Leo and Mary Ellen (McCaffrey) Lydon, was born January 28, 1934 at the family farm near Ewing, NE. She was baptized at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater, attended a country school through the 8th grade, and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School at O’Neill in 1951. On June 18, 1952, Joan was united in marriage with Martin Thomas Pofahl at St. John’s Catholic Church in rural Clearwater. The couple made their home on the Pofahl Ranch southwest of Ewing. Joan taught school for a short time at District #18 ½, at Deloit, NE. After moving to Elgin in 1985, she worked many years as a CNA at the Golden Living Center in Neligh until retiring in 2007. After her retirement, she worked as an In-Home Health Care Provider until her stroke in 2009.
Joan was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, St. John’s Christian
Mothers, St. Boniface Catholic Church and the St. Boniface Altar Society. She also served as an EME and Lector. Joan enjoyed visiting, “coffee talk” and gardening.
Joan is survived by six children: Tom Pofahl of Neligh; Peggy Hanlin and husband Kurt of Elgin; Lee Pofahl and wife Debb of Neligh; Shellie Nelson and husband Wayne of Clinton, MT; Pat Pofahl and wife Sheri of Plainview; Nicole Wilkinson and husband Andy of McCool Junction; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Connie (Ron) Park of Omaha; Rita Troshynski of Stamford, CT; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother in infancy; her husband; two daughters, Theresa and Shannon; two brothers-in-law, Hugh Troshynski and Willis Rockey; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Max and Rose Pofahl; and sister-in-law, Judy Pofahl.