July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Kenneth Jerome Dozler
1933 — 2016
Kenneth Jerome Dozler, 83, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, passed away on June 15, 2016 at his home.
Kenneth Jerome was the oldest of five children born on October 26, 1933 to Joseph G. and Elizabeth Lampman Dozler on a farm south of Elgin. He attended District #82 Country School for two years and completed his education at St. Boniface School in 1951.
After graduation, he worked as a farmhand until entering the Army in 1953. After service, he attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
On October 19, 1957, he married Carolyn Lee Niemann. They lived most of their married life in Berlin, Wis., where he was Vice President of the Realist Company. He was also very active in civic activities. In later years, they lived in Neshkoro, Wis., and presently in Oshkosh, Wis. After his retirement, he was a tax preparer for 12 years.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, a son Steven and a brother Gerald.
He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Debra and her husband Ron Strauss, two grandsons, Eric and David Strauss and five great grandchildren; one brother Denis (Mary) Dozler of Albion; two sisters, Pat (Steve) Grosserode of Lincoln and Donna (John) Knust of Petersburg; and sister-in-law, Pat Hruby of Elgin and many nieces and nephews.
July 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1931 — 2016
Joycelaine M. “Joyce” Temme, 85 of Petersburg, passed away Tuesday July 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, with Fr. Mark Tomasiewicz officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Petersburg Community Club or Petersburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Levander Funeral Home of Albion, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfunderalhome.com
Joycelaine (Selting) Temme, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Dozler) Selting, was born March 27th, 1931 at Raeville Nebraska.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, and grew up on the family farm 3 miles north of Raeville.
She attended school at St. Bonaventure in Raeville graduating from high school in 1948.
On November 16, 1948, Joyce was united in marriage to Joseph Temme at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville. Joyce and Joe lived on a farm five miles east and 1 ½ miles north of Petersburg, Nebraska for 3 years. The family then moved to Denver, Co. in 1951 where they lived for 5 years. Joyce and Joe were owners of Lakewood Auto in Colorado specializing in pickups.
In 1957 the family moved back to the home place 5 ½ miles east of Petersburg where they farmed and raised livestock. Although farming was their main occupation they also operated the Knotty Pine Inn during the 1960’s.
In 1992 Joyce and Joe retired moved to Petersburg.
After retirement Joyce worked as an in-home private caretaker.
She was a member of the Petersburg Legion Auxiliary Post #334, Christians Mother’s St. John’s Altar Society, charter member of Rae Valley Heritage Association and was a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Joyce enjoyed her numerous card clubs, morning coffee groups with friends, bingo, driving through the Niobrara Valley and spending time with her family.
She was well known by her family for her cinnamon rolls, homemade bread and popcorn balls.
Survivors include six children: Jim (Kathy) Temme of Omaha, NE; Jolene Thiem of Omaha, NE; Joe (Sue) Temme of Omaha, NE; Jeff (Jan) Temme of Petersburg, NE; John (Cindy) Temme of Petersburg, NE; and Jayne Prince of Petersburg, NE; 18 grandchildren: Melissa (Wes) Quinn of Winter Springs, FL; Christopher Temme of Omaha, NE; Adam McGinnis of Washington D.C.; Abby(Adam) Hill of Indianola, IA; Joy (Mark) Kellerman of West Des Moines, IA; Jason (Stephanie) Thiem of Aurora, CO; Bill (Dawn) Thiem of Elkhorn, NE; Joe Henry (Megan) Temme III, of Omaha, NE; Jared (Leslee) Temme of Omaha, NE; Joelle (Jimmy) Feeney of Petersburg, NE; Jenna Temme of Chicago, IL; Julia Temme of Omaha, NE; Justin (Beth) Temme of Petersburg, NE; Jesse (Angie) Temme of Chancellor, SD; Jonathan (Angela) Temme of Petersburg, NE; Clarissa (Brian) Stuhr of Petersburg, NE; Christina (Josh) Sirek of Pierce, NE; Jacalyn (Billy) Kroupa of Denver, CO; 33 great-grandchildren; one sister: Lorene Oberhouser; one brother: Mel (Pat) Selting; five sister-in-laws: Cecilia Ausdemore; Leona Seier; Lois Zegers; Sylvia Temme; and Janet Buerer.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe; parents Frank and Elizabeth Selting; and sisters: Delores Schulze and Irma Hagemann.
Doris Kinney Slajchert
1924 — 2016
Doris Kinney Slajchert, daughter of Ernest Charles and Alta V. Jenkins Kinney was born August 25, 1924, on the family farm west of Elgin.
She grew to womanhood in the Park Center community west of Elgin where she was a member of the Park Congregational Church and attended Park Center School through the tenth grade.
After graduating with the Class of 1941 from the Elgin High School, she taught for two years at Park Center School before entering Wayne State College. She transferred to the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1944 where she became a member of Rho Chapter, Alpha Xi Delta social sorority. Doris graduated from the University in 1947 with a degree in elementary education. She taught in the Lincoln Public Schools for several years.
On July 5, 1950, at the Park Congregational Church, Do-ris was married to George Slajchert.
As newlyweds, they moved to Berkeley, CA, where Doris taught in the Berkeley Public Schools. They lived in San Mateo, CA, for 57 years until retiring to Westlake Village, CA, in 2014.
Doris died on May 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. She is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, George; her two children: Peg (Bill) Jensen of San Mateo, CA, and Davis (Laura) Slajchert of Westlake Village, CA; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Burt and Laverne Kinney, and her sister, Lorraine Huffman.
Burial will be in the Park Cemetery west of Elgin at a future date.
Vincent M. Thiele
1919 — 2016
Funeral Services for Vincent M. Thiele age 97 of Clearwater, NE were held at 10:30 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Clearwater American Legion Post #267 and Legion Riders. Pallbearers were Brett Wells, Jared Wells, Jeff Thiele, Nick Thiele, James Thiele and Kevin Thiele. Visitation was on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 3:00 to 5:00 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE followed by a Wake Service at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Catholic Church rural Clearwater. Vincent passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Beatrice, NE. Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to CCPJ, St Patrick’s Cemetery, and Antelope Memorial Hospital
Vince Thiele was one of 12 children born rural Clearwater March 6, 1919 to Carl and Rose (Funk) Thiele. He married Marie K. Pistulka in Fairfax, South Dakota on November 26, 1945. They spent their life raising their family in the St. John’s community. Vince and Marie enjoyed 60 years of marriage until her passing in 2006. Vince was a farmer by occupation and was an extremely “Handy” person and truly could engineer and fix anything. By example, he taught all of his children the value of hard work and instilled tremendous work ethic. Vince served in the United States Army and was stationed in Iran during World War II from September 4, 1941 to November 6, 1945. Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was a member of the Pope John School board and active with St. Johns Parish. He was instrumental in the care of Saint Patrick’s Cemetery
Vince is preceded in death by his loving wife, Marie; his sons, Thomas in infancy, Bob, Pat and Joe; his parents and four brothers Augie, Chuck, Louis, and Clement in infancy; and sisters, Theresa, Lillian, Cecelia, Geraldine and Bernadette.
Survivors include his daughter Kathryn (Dennis) Wells of Beatrice, son John (Patty) Thiele of Clearwater and daughter-in-law Nancy Thiele of Elgin. 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; sisters in Arkansas, Margaret Fiser and Lou Hamm. Sister-in-law, Connie Thiele and brother-in-law, Percy Payne.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com.
Mildred A. Pelster
1926 — 2016
Mildred A. Pelster, 89 of Elgin, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Mildred Ann Pelster, daughter of Ferdinand and Anna (Funk) Hupp, was born July 28, 1926 on the family farm in the St. John’s Community southwest of Clearwater, NE. She attended rural school District #29 in Wheeler County, District #46 in Holt County, and graduated from St. Boniface High School at Elgin in 1942 with normal training. She attended summer school at Creighton University in Omaha, then taught in rural schools for three years in Holt County.
On August 13, 1946, Mildred married Phillip “Pete” Pelster at St. John’s Church, rural Clearwater. The couple made their home on a ranch in the Beaver Valley west of Elgin, in Wheeler County. To this union 10 children were born. Following the death of her sister, Mildred welcomed in and cared for two nieces, Joan (Weidner) Perez and Mary (Weidner) Carroll, for several years. While raising their family, Mildred also raised chickens, grew a large garden and cooked for the hired men. In 1986, Pete retired from the ranch and they permanently moved to town.
Mildred was a member of St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Altar Society serving as President, St. Boniface Quilters, along with being active in many other groups including the Beaver Valley Women’s Club, Scattered Neighbors Club, card club, the Red Hatters and Block Rosary.
She was a member of the committee that formed the Elgin Senior/Community Center, chairman of the Red Cross Blood Mobile in Elgin for years, and spent many hours on other volunteer work in the church and community. She always made her home a welcome place for kids waiting in town for after school activities to begin.
She enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals baseball games, watching Husker sports, canning, sewing, baking bread and birthday cakes for her grandchildren, taking pleasure trips including a trip to Rome, and most of all, watching her children and grandchildren participate in their activities.
Mildred is survived by 10 children: JoAnn (Jim) Penne of Oakdale; Dodi (Don) Bauer of Oakdale; Bonnie (Gary) Dinslage of Elgin; Phyllis (Dennis) Cleveland of Ewing; Bob (Janice) Pelster of Bartlett; Denny (Judy) Pelster of Burwell; Jeanine (Kurt) Saner of Dunning; Jeanette (Dave) Henn of Petersburg; Marcia (Bob) Redler of Milford; Ginni (Bill) Fangman of Petersburg; 35 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law Peter Larson of Omaha; two sisters-in-law: Lucille Jillson of Lincoln; and Alfreda Pelster of Neligh; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Pete in 2009; great-grandson Kayson Lauridsen; two sisters: Marie Larson and Betty Weidner; six brothers: Msgr. Robert Hupp, Joe, Maurice, Ferdinand Jr., Andy and Jim Hupp.