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Alvin Mooney

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Alvin Mooney
1929 — 2015
Alvin George “Bud” Mooney, age 86, passed away peacefully, in his home at Water Valley, Windsor, Colorado on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
He was born March 27, 1929 in Boone County, Nebraska to John and Rose Mooney. He spent much of his early life in Elgin, Nebraska and married the love of his life, Rose Mary, in May of 1950.  Their children were all born in Nebraska before moving to Loveland, Colorado in the early 60’s.
Bud is survived by his wife, Rose Mary, children Dori (Bill) Fitzgerald, Bob (Versa) Mooney, Marlene (Martin) Poole, Rita (Ken) Chandler, Debbie (Dave) Munter, all of Colorado, his sister, Mary Bartlett of Bellevue, Nebraska, his brother, George Mooney of Centennial, Colorado, 11 grandchildren, Jenna Starling, Neotha Leslie, Shawna Shearer, Ashley DeKam, Christy McGinn, Katie Meirath, Heather Kahler,  Ben Mooney, Michael Mooney, Monica Chandler and Ryan Chandler, six great grandchildren, Rylee Starling, Kylie McGinn, Owen Leslie, Avery, Miles and Nolan Shearer.  Bud was preceded in death by a son, John and his sister Jeri.
Bud was a loving husband and family man. Among his many talents he built homes and helped all of his children with their construction projects.  He adored making stacks and stacks of pancakes, grilling hamburgers, roasting turkey dinner for all the family, as well as entertaining friends.  He loved cars and finances and spent his entire business life in the auto business.   For many fine years he was general manager of Reynolds Olds, Cadillac and Subaru in Ft. Collins, Colorado retiring as an “automotive accountant” as he liked to say.  His other hobbies included flying his airplane, boating on the “river” in Nebraska and Lake Loveland and camping/traveling around the country in their motor home.
Catholic Mass was held on Monday December 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1730 W 12th St. Loveland, Co. A reception at the church followed.
Inurnment will be in Elgin, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado. pathways-care.org and/or National Parkinson’s Foundation parkinsons.org
Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Leah Petsche

December 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leah L. Petsche
1934 — 2015
Leah L. Petsche, 81, formerly of Petersburg, NE passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society – Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Rev. Stan Schmit officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Raeville, NE.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7:00 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Leah Lavonne Petsche, oldest of 12 children born to Leander Theodore and Rosella Marie (Werner) Petsche, was born December 9, 1934 on the family farm northeast of Raeville, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE and St. John Berchman’s School in Raeville. Following school, she lived at home, helping raise her younger siblings.
In 1985, Leah moved to Petersburg after the death of her father.
She had a passion for ceramics and spent a lot of time creating and painting them. She was a longtime member of St. Bonaventure Church and St. Bonaventure Christian Mothers in Raeville and after moving to Petersburg joined St. John the Baptist Church and St. John’s Altar Society.
Leah was a great cook and baker. She enjoyed making weekly Sunday dinners for her siblings and their families watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday evenings.
Some of her favorite times were spent on birthday trips with her sisters to Branson, MO and South Dakota.
Leah is survived by her 11 siblings: Joan (Mark) Knust of Albion; Ellen (Lawrence) Stuhr of Albion; Susie (Jerry) Borer of Petersburg; Ruth (Kenneth) Kerkman of Petersburg; Dave (LuAnna) Petsche of Denton, NE; Don (Shirley) Petsche of Petersburg; Mary (Joe) Henn of Petersburg; Joe (Evelyn) Petsche of Petersburg; Chuck (Pat) Petsche of Petersburg; Lori (Bob) Henn of Petersburg; Sharon (Bill) Ketteler of Albion; 41 nieces and nephews; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew, Randy Stuhr.

Margy Bartak

December 17, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Margy Bartak
1929 — 2015
Memorial Services for Margy Bartak age 86 of Neligh, NE were 10:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2015 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Neligh, with Pastor Janet Davis, Officiating.
Music was provided by Mike Schwery. Honorary Pallbearers were Rex Weikel, John Olson, Charles Bartak, Keith Palmer, Bob Eggerling, and Robert Tucker.
Burial was at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, rural Clearwater, NE. Visitation was 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, December 11, 2015 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, NE.
Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Margy Anne Bartak was born on October 24, 1929 to Elmer and Ida (Matson) Swanson at Elgin, NE. She attended Elgin High School and graduated with the Class of 1947. She worked at the Plantation Nursing Home. April, 1949 she married Merland Clark at her parents home. They made their home West of Elgin in Park Center area.
To this marriage they had three children, Gary, Lynette, and Dan. Margy was known for her her beautiful vegetable garden.
She went to work at Neligh Nursing Home in Neligh.
After a few years she decided to move to Neligh and then she attend Northeast Technical Community College in Norfolk and where she received her LPN degree on August 17,1981.
After graduating she worked at the Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. On July 1,1989 she was united in marriage to Charles “Bud” Bartak. They made their home in Neligh, where she worked at the Hospital and retiring in May, 1992. Margy continued her love of gardening along with her new found hobby of golfing, which she introduced to Bud and they enjoyed golfing together for many years at the Neligh Country Club. Her other loves in life were fishing, spending time with family and friend.
Margy was a talented quilter and she made a beautiful quilt for everyone in her family that we will always remember her by.
She belonged to the Women’s fellowship at Park Church and member of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her children: Gary (Jane) Clark of Amherst, NE, Lynette (Robert) Tucker of Salt Lake City, UT, and Dan Clark of Kearney, NE. Step children: Judy (Bob) Eggerling of Neligh, Beverly (Rex) Weikel of Sloan, IA, Cathy (Keith) Palmer of Ewing, Charles P (Rita) Bartak of Ewing, and Christine (John) Olson of Bartlett. Grandchildren: Keisha (Tim) Mauler, Amber Grubber, Sean Clark, Tara (Thomas) Mitchell, Kendra (Caleb) Garner, and Simon Tucker. Step grandchildren: Kevin Eggerling, Kara (Joe) Frisbie, Jill (David) Adams, Cathy Weikel, Jean (Randall) Myers, Bryan (Bonnie) Palmer, Sara (Mike) Mahony, Alison (AJ) Kluthe, Luke (Mandy) Palmer, Jay (Jaci) Palmer, Autumn (Todd) Jensen, CJ Bartak, and Tanner Olson. 24 great grandchildren. Sister: Norma Peters of Elgin, NE. Brother, Wayne (Gloria) Swanson of Ogallala, NE.
Preceded in death by her parents and husband Bud. Sister, Millie Smith; Brother, Wesley in infancy. Step son, Allan Bartak and step grandson, Brent Weikel.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com

Joyce Huffman

December 17, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Joyce Lorraine Huffman
1927 — 2015
Lorraine Huffman, 88, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015, in the compassionate care of the Denver Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Denver, CO.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Interment will follow in West Cedar Valley Cemetery near Elgin, NE.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Joyce Lorraine Huffman, daughter of Ernest Charles and Alta V. Jenkins Kinney was born May 16, 1927, on the family farm west of Elgin.  Lorraine 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.
A graduate of the Elgin High School with the Class of 1943, she taught one year at Little Gem School west of Elgin before entering the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1945. There she was a member of Rho Chapter, Alpha Xi Delta social sorority.
Upon graduation from the University in May of 1948, she enrolled in graduate studies at Columbia University in New York City, completing a dietetic internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in the spring of 1949.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Richard Belden Huffman on October 30, 1949, at the Park Congregational Church.
With the intent of returning to Elgin after Rick completed training at the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, the newlyweds spent the larger part of their first year of marriage in Dallas, Texas, where Lorraine worked as a registered dietitian at Florence Nightingale Hospital.
Upon their return to Elgin in late 1950, the couple assumed the management of W.E. Brooks Funeral Services, Hardware & Furniture, purchasing this local business from Rick’s mother in 1961, and the Walter Snider Mortuary at Clearwater in 1965.
Funeral services became the primary focus of the Elgin business when the hardware and furniture store was closed in 1970. She also was actively involved in farming & crop management.
After her marriage, Lorraine became an active member of the Elgin United Methodist Church, participating in many related activities including:  United Methodist Women, teaching Sunday school, and singing in the church choir.  She served as choir director for over 20 years.  Lorraine’s beautiful, soprano voice was enjoyed regularly by church members, and musically graced many other local gatherings.
In 1969, Lorraine re-enrolled in the University of Nebraska (distance learning), becoming successfully reinstatement as a Registered Dietician by the American Dietetic Association. Throughout the following decade she provided consultant dietetic services for local, private clients and healthcare facilities throughout northeast Nebraska.
Lorraine’s lifelong values of faith, family, health, education, & musicianship continue to be far reaching.
Lorraine is survived by:  her sister, Doris Kinney Slajchert & husband, George (Westlake Village, CA);   her five children:  Anna Huffman Dunbar (Denver, CO); Sarah Hutchinson & husband, Jim (Prescott, AZ); Rollie Huffman (Elgin, NE); Charles Huffman (Omaha, NE); Betty Agens (Pine, CO); daughter-in-law Laurie Huffman (Neligh, NE); 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a number of cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers Burt Kinney and Laverne Kinney, and two sons-in-law: Henry Riter Agens, Jr. and John Hanson.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Eischeid

December 17, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Mary Eischeid
1968 — 2015
Mary C. Eischeid, 47 of Elgin, NE, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at her parents’ home near Elgin, from complications from living with diabetes for 40 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed at 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.
Mary Christine Eischeid, daughter of Ronald Henry and Linda Jean (Ridder) Eischeid, was born April 9, 1968 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church. She attended Elgin Public and St. Boniface Schools, graduating from Pope John High School in 1986. She attended Northeast Community College at Norfolk studying business and finance.
Mary worked at Walmart and Menards in Norfolk before returning to Elgin in 2003.
She worked at the Jack and Jill store in Neligh until it closed, then worked at The Station, Getz Grocery and Dean’s Market in Elgin. She loved working at Dean’s Market: Dean and Kim Schrage and the people that came in the store were very special to Mary.
She was a member of St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Altar Society and was a former circle leader. She was a big fan of all sports, but especially Husker Football. She enjoyed reading, seeing Def Leopard and Poison in concert, frogs and her cat Sweet Cheeks.
Mary is survived by her parents Ronald “Red” and Linda Eischeid of Elgin; two brothers: Joe (Jess) Eischeid and Michael (Angie) Eischeid, all of Tilden; one sister: Tammy Seier of Albion; along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister Stephanie Eischeid in 1993; and her grandparents: Lawrence and Irene Ridder, and Joe and Angela Eischeid.

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