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Elizabeth C. “Betty” Musser

December 13, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elizabeth C. “Betty” Musser
1922 - 2012
Elizabeth C. “Betty” Musser, 90 formerly of Oakdale, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Cottonwood House Assisted Living in Columbus, NE.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Oakdale, NE, with Reverend Carroll Plicek officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
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Elizabeth Carrie (Christensen) Musser, daughter of Neil Jr. and Nellie (Clark) Christensen, was born March 11, 1922 at Westlake, OR. She graduated from Gardiner High School in Gardiner, OR and attended Business College in Portland, OR.
Betty married Elmer W. Musser on May 6, 1944 at the 1st Christian Church in Klamath Falls, OR. She worked for Montgomery Ward as a credit manager in Oregon and worked as a cashier for Montgomery Ward in Norfolk, NE. She started working in Neligh, NE for Agricultural Stabilization (ASCS) in 1956. After a 26 year career with ASCS, she retired in March 1982.
Betty was a member of the Oakdale United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary, the Sew and So Club of Oakdale, and the Betty Club.
She is survived by her son: Wesley N. Musser and wife Lynn of Laurel, MD; two daughters: Linda R. Rumsey and husband Dan of Columbus, NE; Cheri G. Blocher and husband Mike of Oakdale, NE; three grandchildren: Jonathan Musser and wife Amy; Amy Blaser and husband Chris; Bryan Busteed and wife Kerrie; six great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer in 1998; and two brothers: Dick Clark and Leland Christensen.

David C. Grundman

December 6, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

David C. Grundman
1972 - 2012
David C. Grundman Jr., 40 of Oakdale, NE, passed away November 28, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Elgin. Burial followed at the Oakdale Cemetery.
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David Charles Grundman Jr., son of David C. Grundman Sr. and Janelle E. Loges, was born January 14, 1972 at Omaha, NE. He attended Logan-Magnolia High School in Logan, IA, graduating with the Class of 1990. Following graduation, he worked for Perfection Form and Perfection Press for a few years and then worked at various convenience stores including Taylor Quick Pik in Blair, NE, Kum and Go in Missouri Valley, IA, and Sinclair in Council Bluffs, IA. He also worked at the No Frills Supermarket in Blair, NE before moving to Oakdale, NE in the spring of 1997. David began working for Guard-Rite Security at Nucor Steel and Norfolk Iron and Metal, receiving a promotion to Lieutenant of both accounts in 2003.
In 2005, he moved to Indiana for a few months before returning to Oakdale, NE where he worked at Mr. S’s Convenient Store for several years.
David was an avid fan of Star Trek, compiling a large collection of memorabilia. He also enjoyed collecting elephants. He was a charitable person who spent much time helping others.
He is survived by five siblings: Dalynna (Tommie Jr.) Robertson of Elgin; Justin (Jill) Fauss of Mt. Lebanon, PA; Darrell (Kelly) Weed of Norfolk, NE; Jessica Grundman of Oakdale, NE; Donnelle Weed and special friend Matt Wright of Oakdale, NE; nine nephews and nieces: Ryan (Jenny) Robertson, Thomas Allen Dobberstine, Katelyn Fauss, Nathanial Grundman, Kaylee Weed, Cameran McKirdy, Elizabeth Weed, Calib McKirdy, and Darrell Weed Jr.; one great-nephew: Hunter Robertson; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and one brother Jeff Grundman.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

Lois Riedmiller

November 8, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Lois J. Riedmiller
1944 - 2012
Lois J. Riedmiller, 68 of Albion, NE passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.
Interment followed at St. Boniface Cemetery at Elgin, NE.  Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE was in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
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Lois June Riedmiller, daughter of Leo and Mary (Schneider) Strong was born July 14, 1944 at her family’s home in Neligh, Nebraska.  She was baptized, received her first communion and was confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE.  She attended Neligh Public School and graduated from Neligh High School in 1962.
On June 1, 1964, Lois was united in marriage to James Raymond Riedmiller at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh, NE.  They lived in several towns in Nebraska before making their home in Elgin, NE where they raised their family.  They owned and operated the Albion Lockers in Albion, NE, where Lois worked as the bookkeeper, and in 1992 they moved to Albion. Lois retired in 2008 following the sale of their business.
Lois enjoyed puzzles, game shows, camping, fishing with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church of Elgin, St. Boniface Christian Mother’s and later St. Michael Catholic Church in Albion.
Lois is survived by her husband Jim of Albion, NE; 2 daughters: Pamela (Calvin) Heithoff of Elgin, NE; Shelli (Brian) Swerczek of Cedar Rapids, NE; 4 grandchildren: Jessica and Andrew Heithoff of Elgin, NE; Riley and Lane Swerczek of Cedar Rapids, NE; 2 brothers: Leon (Mary) Strong of Oakdale, NE; Larry (Barb) Strong of Meadow Grove, NE; 3 sisters: Sharlene Arehart of Neligh, NE; Sandy Wright of Page, NE; Carol Mumm of Fremont, NE; along with several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Merle Strong, and a sister Beverly Coover.                                a sister Beverly Coover.
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Margene R. Suhr

October 17, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Margene R. Suhr
1947 - 2012
Margene R. Suhr, 65 of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. David Kuhfal officiating and burial in the West Cedar Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Margene Rae Suhr, daughter of Nedker “Jack” and Thelma (Westeen) Wolhoy, was born August 10, 1947 at Vermillion, SD. She received her education at Meckling, SD, graduating in 1965. After graduation, she worked at the hospital in Yankton, SD.
On December 2, 1967, Marg was united in marriage with Dennis Suhr at the Lutheran Church in Yankton, SD. They first lived near Pleasant Dale, NE until moving to Whitman, NE in 1979. In, 1980, they moved to a ranch east of Bartlett, NE. Marg worked at the Imperial Grill in Neligh, NE as a cook. She also cooked at Kate’s Kitchen in Elgin, NE for many years, until retiring in 1997. Marg also cooked meals for workers at Wagonhammer East Ranch. In 2010, they moved to Elgin, NE.
Marg enjoyed cooking, working “Fill-in-the-Blank” books, crocheting, and most of all, spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband Dennis of Elgin, NE; three children: Thomas Suhr of Norfolk, NE; Joleen (Jerome Sr.) Koenig of Elgin, NE; Todd (Barb) Suhr of Columbus, NE; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way; two step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Carol Lurz of Norfolk, NE; Connie Johnson of Lead, SD; one brother: Jackie (Mary Jo) Wolhoy of Clarinda, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.
Marg was preceded in death by her parents, a brother in infancy, and a brother Gary Wolhoy.

John B. Hoefer

October 17, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

John B. Hoefer
1923 - 2012
John B. Hoefer, 89, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Homestead Assisted Living in Norfolk, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed at St. Boniface Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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John Bernard Hoefer, son of Russell and Catherine (Kerkman) Hoefer, was born January 8, 1923 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended St. Boniface Grade School, and graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1941. He farmed with his father until entering the US Army on June 28, 1944. He served in the Southwest Pacific Theater of WWII and was honorably discharged on May 13, 1946.
John was united in marriage with Irma Irene Leibel on January 2, 1948 at Wayne, NE. The couple made their home near Elgin, NE where John continued farming until 1967, at which time he began working for Farmers Cooperative Exchange as Grain Division Manager, until retiring in February 1987.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, American Legion Post #229, VFW Post #5816, and past president of the Elgin Library Board.
John enjoyed reading, supporting Elgin’s high schools sports teams, spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.
Survivors include two daughters: Janice (Donald) Mollhoff of Tilden; Judy (Michael) Joy of Norfolk; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Brandon) Rystrom of Tilden; April (Marcus) Taege of Olathe, KS; Amber (Scott) Greiner of Randolph; Benjamin (Amy) Mollhoff of Boone, IA; Jill (Scott) Junck of Randolph; three step-grandchildren: Jennifer Synovec, Kevin Joy and Michelle Joy, all of Lincoln; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; one brother: Paul (Charolette) Hoefer of Elgin, NE; three sisters: Margie Baum of Elgin; Regina Smith of Germantown, WI; Lois (Bill) Williams of Sun Lakes, AZ; sister-in-law: Juan Hoefer of Elgin; brother-in-law: Bob Medcalf of Neligh; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irma in 2000; a sister: Mary Kay Medcalf; a brother: Leonard Hoefer; and a brother-in-law: Roman Baum.

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