May 3, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Agnes H. Starman
1927 - 2013
Agnes H. Starman, 86 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 20, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville with Rev. Michael Malloy officiating.
Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Agnes Henrietta Starman, daughter of John B. and Clara (Henkenius) Moser, was born February 4, 1927 at Elgin. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE and attended St. Boniface High School graduating in 1945. Following graduation, she worked at the Elgin Drug Store. On January 31, 1950, Aggie married Leonard Gerhardt Starman at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They made their home on a farm near Raeville, NE where Agnes was a homemaker, raising their nine children.
In 1990, the couple moved to Elgin, NE. Aggie helped at the Petersburg Senior Center and the Elgin Community Center for many years. She entered the Golden Living Center in November 2012.
Aggie was a member of St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE, St. Bonaventure Christian Mothers, and the Happy Kids Band.
She loved music, flowers, reading books, doing puzzles, the neighbor kids, the community center, and most of all spending time with her family.
Aggie is survived by nine children: Rose (Sam) Schaecher of Meadow Grove; Harold Starman of Petersburg; Carol (Jim) Schiltmeyer of Elgin; Marge (Elmer) Uehling of Grand Island; Steve (Beverly) Starman of Oakdale; Nancy (James) Zwingman of Elgin; Vet (Vicki) Starman of Fairbanks, AK; Susan Starman of Grand Island; Larry (Tammy) Starman of Oakdale; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Genny Henn of Elgin; Clara Jensen of Stanton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leonard in 2003; two grandchildren: Chris Schaecher and Shari Schiltmeyer; and one son-in-law: Laddie Tomka.
May 3, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1924 - 2013
Mattie “Leona” (Boies) Johansen Jessen, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2013 at the age of 88 years, five months and 20 days. Leona or Grandma as she was known to many, was a resident of Lancaster Manor in Lincoln, NE and most recently Saunders County Long Term Care Center in Wahoo, NE where she was loved and cared for to the time of her death.
Leona was born October 24, 1924 in Plainview, NE to Ray and Susie (Otto) Boies. Leona married Vernon Johansen on Oct. 13, 1945 at Bethany Lutheran Church rural Plainview. Vernon passed away on Sept. 26, 1961. She married Harry Jessen on Dec. 30, 1966.
Leona lived in Plainview most of her life. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her husband Harry Jessen of Plainview, daughters Sandi (Everett) Anderson and Sally Hoefer of Omaha, nine grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, four step children and nine step grandchildren, sisters Phyllis Steinkraus of Wausa, Norma Jean (Don) White of Plainview, nieces and nephews.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Johansen, parents Ray & Susie Boies, Son-in-laws Alvin Hoefer and Bill Ruth and two brothers-in-law, Larry Larsen and Wendell Steinkraus.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 23 at Ashburn Funeral Home in Plainview. Funeral services are Wednesday, April 24 (today) at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Plainview and burial at the Danish Cemetery rural Plainview.
April 4, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Della Mae Hoefer
1951 - 2013
Funeral services for Della Mae Hoefer, 61, of Norfolk were held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norfolk.
Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, rural Clearwater. Visitation was held Monday with a Rosary, all at Home for Funerals, Norfolk, Nebraska.
Della Mae died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at her home.
Della Mae was born October 24, 1951 at Elgin, NE to Delmont and Mary Ann (Schueth) Hoefer. She grew up on a farm Southwest of Elgin and resided there for many years.
Della Mae is survived by her brother Dan Hoefer of Elgin, aunts, an uncle and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
March 21, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Maxine A. P. Kalvelage
1915 - 2013
Maxine A. Kalvelage, 98, of Neligh, formerly of Clearwater, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Clearwater with Pastor Gary Ganger officiating.
Interment will follow in the Clearwater Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.huffmanlevander.com.
Maxine Anita Pearl Kalvelage, the daughter of Frank and Blanche (Appuhn) Lee was born March 10, 1915 at Greenwood, Nebraska. She graduated from high school in 1934. She worked as a housekeeper, saving her money until she had saved enough to enroll in Beauty College in Lincoln.
She was united in marriage to Emery C. Carey on June 16, 1938 at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Lincoln. Maxine worked as a beautician at various beauty shops in Lincoln including the Cosmotique.
In 1941 they moved to Clearwater where Emery worked at the Byron Hemenway Ranch. In 1954 they moved to Sidney where Emery barbered and Maxine continued fixing hair. They returned to Clearwater in 1959 and purchased the Hemenway Ranch. Maxine continued to work as a beautician at various locations in the Clearwater community.
Emery passed away in 1971. Maxine married Ray Kalvelage on December 12, 1976 at Neligh. She continued her beauty work, owing and operating “Maxine’s Beauty Shop” in Neligh from 1974 until 1989 when she retired. They made their home in Neligh, Aurora and Clearwater before returning to Neligh in 2008 when they entered The Willows. They enjoyed traveling together and took many vacations including one to Australia and a cruise to Alaska.
Surviving Maxine are five step-children: John Kalvelage (Cathy) Newbury Park, Ca; Rayann Hale (Authur) of 29 Palms, CA; Max Donaldson-Kalvelage of Fresno, CA; Jane Motel (Vincent) Norco, CA; Paul Donaldson-Kalvelage of Sacramento, CA; 13 step grandchildren; 11 Step-great grandchildren, one brother Philip (Eileen) Lee of Ewing, NE; Brother-in-law Giles Cary of Olympia, WA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husbands Emery and Raymond, two sisters Fern Cooper and Pauline Lee, and two brothers Francis Lee and Wayne Lee.
March 8, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Daniel Frank Cleary
1944 - 2013
Daniel Frank Cleary, 68, of Kansas City, MO passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 26, 2013.
Dan was born on Dec. 9, 1944 in Atkinson, NE to W. Alexander Cleary & Eleanor Marie Mlinar. In 1958 the family moved to Elgin, NE where Dan graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1963. That Fall he moved to Kansas City and lived with his brother Frank and his family. He attended one semester of school at Rockhurst University. In 1965 Frank helped him get a job at the General Motors Leeds plant in Kansas City.
On June 5, 1971, Dan married the love of his life, Barbara Ann Wayman, and they resided in Independence, MO for the next 17 years. In 1987 GM shut down the Leeds car plant. In 1988 Dan was transferred to the GM assembly plant in Janesville, WI. He worked in Janesville until his retirement in 2000. He had devoted 35 years of hard work to his career with GM. He greatly enjoyed his years in Janesville, but felt drawn back to Kansas City. Dan and Barb returned to KC in April of 2001. They enjoyed re-uniting with old friends. They also traveled to national parks and made frequent trips to see relatives.
Dan was a loving and caring husband, father, friend and neighbor. He found joy in everyday life. He was an avid do-it-yourselfer who had intelligence and common sense and enjoyed doing carpentry and electrical projects. He was always happy to lend a helping hand and considered it a privilege to be able to do so. We were all blessed to have him in our lives and his spirit and memory will enrich our hearts forevermore.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents Alex and Ella and by his brothers Bill Cleary and Frank Cleary. He is survived by his wife Barb; his children MIke and Kim; his twin brother Fr Don Cleary, sister Ruth (Jim) Hausmann; brother Tom (Helen) Cleary; sisters-in-law Ellen Cleary and Jeanne Cleary; 10 nieces and nephews, and three great-nieces and seven great-nephews.
Visitation was held at Holy Family Catholic Church at 919 NE 96th St, Kansas City, MO 64155, on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. The funeral followed at noon. Condolences may be sent to www.kccremation.com.