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Paul H. Heil

July 3, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Paul H. Heil
1926 - 2012
Paul H. Heil, 86, died peacefully in his home on the morning of Saturday, June 23, 2012. Paul was born in Elgin, Nebraska on February 6, 1926 to Jacob and Eleanor Heil. In 1954, he married Joan Suzan Freihammer and settled in California shortly thereafter.
Mr. Heil was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Eleanor Heil; loving wife, Joan Suzan Heil; son, Timothy Paul Heil; and sister, Monica Penne.
He is survived by sons, Michael and Matthew Heil; daughter, Carroll Heidi Hoekwater; daughter-in-law, Margaret Scaturro Heil; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson; and sisters Arlene Eischeid, Eleanor Starman, Della Zeimans, Rita Wright, Mary Shoemaker (George).
A Celebration of Life was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina, CA on Monday, June 25, 2012.

Warren E. Siems

June 28, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Warren E. Siems
1930 - 2012
Warren E. Siems, 81 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Reverend Michael Davis officiating. Interment followed in the West Cedar Valley Cemetery at Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Visitation was held Thursday evening at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Warren Eugene Siems, the son of George and Gladys (Ward) Siems, was born on December 31, 1930 on a farm near Brunswick, NE. He moved with his family northwest of Elgin when he was two years old. He attended grade school and one year of high school at Dist. 148 (Sheldon), finishing his education at Neligh High School, graduating in 1948. Warren served in the Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War, spending 18 months in Germany.
He was married to Bernice Verna Krueger of Norfolk, NE on June 6, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Elgin, NE. To this union, four children were born. They made their home 4 miles north and 2½ miles west of Elgin. Warren was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elgin and American Legion Post #229.
He is survived by his wife Bernice of 58 years; children: Debra Lynne Weiss (Paul) of McCool Junction, NE; Diane Kay Miller (John) of York, NE; Danny Eugene of Montana; David Jo (Sherry) of Norfolk, NE; sisters: Eleanor Godkin of Walcott, IA; Ruth Rouse of Bella Vista, AR; one brother: Larry (Cathleen) of Cherokee Village, AR; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law: Mick Rouse and Harry Godkin.

Louise B. Werner

June 21, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Louise B. Werner
1915 - 2012
Louise B. Werner, 96 of Petersburg, NE passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Rev. Stan Schmit and Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Louise Barbara Velder, daughter of John and Regina (Herlitizus) Velder, was born December 10, 1915 at Raeville, NE.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church and attended St. John Berchman School in Raeville.
On July 3, 1934, Louise was united in marriage with Hugo Valentine Werner. The couple made their home by Elgin, NE where they lived until 1946. They moved to the Petersburg, NE area to rent, and eventually buy a farm. Following retirement, they moved into Petersburg.
Louise also enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and helping Hugo in the fields. The couple enjoyed traveling and spent their retirement years wintering in Texas. They enjoyed fishing: taking trips to Minnesota and Hawaii, along with fishing off the coast of Texas during the winters. Louise and Hugo spent every summer enjoying the cabin in the Black Hills of South Dakota with friends and family. On July 3, 2010, the couple celebrated 76 years of marriage.
Louise was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. John’s Altar Society, Extension Club and various card clubs. She was a past member of St. John’s Parish Council and past President of St. John’s Altar Society. Hugo and Louise were instrumental in the development of the Petersburg Senior Center in Werner Hall.
Louise is survived by her children: Della Edic of Norfolk, NE; John (Betty) Werner of Perham, MN; C.L. (Rachel) Werner of Montrose, CO; Carol (Cletus) Scholl of Columbus, NE; Lois (Jim) Bode of Petersburg, NE; LaVern Werner of Petersburg, NE; daughter-in-law Marlene Werner of Springfield, NE; 32 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 34 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters: Marie Cheatum of Elgin, NE; Evelyn Asmussen of Missouri; Julianna Asmussen of Greeley, CO; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hugo; son Jim; parents John and Regina; one son-in-law: Carroll Edic; four brothers: Alvin, Aloysious (Bud), John Jr. and Don; four sisters: Freda Schalk, Rita Liebentritt, Lydia Glissman, and Florence Macke.

Jack Blair

June 14, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

John R. “Jack” Blair
1933 - 2012
John R. “Jack” Blair, 78 of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh with military rites being conducted by the American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. Visitation was held Thursday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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John Rex Blair, son of Arthur and Della Rose (True) Blair, was born August 25, 1933 near Brunswick, NE. He lived on a farm near Brunswick and then moved to a farm five miles south of Royal. He attended two different country schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Royal High School in 1950.
Following high school, he assisted his father with farming for a year, then worked for Dobson Construction as a timekeeper. He also did some auctioneering. From 1952-1954, he was in the Army, stationed at Fort Riley, KS.
On May 1, 1955, Jack was united in marriage with Mardelle J. Wilson at the Methodist Church in Neligh, NE. They lived in Neligh for six months in the Clint Stonebraker apartment, then moved to Elgin, where they lived three different places before building a basement house in 1964. They lived there for two years before finishing the house.
In November 1954, Jack started working for Contois Motor as a salesman in Neligh for six months. He was then transferred to Contois in Elgin. In 1965, he became manager and bought into the corporation at Neligh and Elgin. In March of 1982, he sold his share in the Contois Corp. in Neligh, and bought the Elgin dealership, which was then named Blair Motors, Inc. Jack continued to own and operate Blair Motors, Inc. until retiring in the fall of 2008.
Jack was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church and American Legion Post #229 of Elgin, NE.
He enjoyed the car business, traveling to Texas during the winter, attending Nebraska Cornhusker football games, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Jack is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mardelle of Elgin, NE; two sons: Dennis and wife Priscilla of Elgin, NE; Kurt and wife Linda of Elgin, NE; four grandchildren: Stephanie (Scott) Stuhr and daughter Samantha of Elgin, NE; Kristen (Jay) Evans of Neligh, NE; Mindy Blair of Hastings, NE; Anthony Blair of Bird City, KS; three brothers: Theodore Blair of New Hampshire; James (Lois) Blair of South Dakota; David (Joan) Blair of Iowa; two sisters: Velma Hupp of Butte, NE; Beryl Gill of Oregon; one sister-in-law: Myrtle Blair of Winneton, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Della Rose; a grandson Adam Blair; one brother: Billy Blair; two sisters: Mildred Montgomery and Marjorie Blair; three brothers-in-law: James Hupp, Allen Montgomery, Delbert Gill; and one sister-in-law: Helen Blair.

Leonard Borer

June 8, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Leonard A. Borer
1931 — 2012
Leonard A. Borer, 80 of Elgin, NE, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the Norfolk Veterans Home in Norfolk, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bo-niface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin, NE. Visitation will be 4:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Leonard August Borer, son of Alphonse and Helen (Kramper) Borer, was born November 15, 1931 at Platte Center, NE. He attended school at a rural Boone County school east of Petersburg. He worked for several farmers in the area during his teen years before entering the United States Army on August 5, 1952. He served as a tank instructor at Ft. Lenard Wood, MO and was honorably discharged on August 6, 1954. He returned to Nebraska to begin farming.
On April 19, 1955, Leonard was united in marriage with Taureta C. Stuhr at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, NE. The couple made their home on a farm southeast of Elgin, NE all of their married life, where Leonard farmed and raised livestock.  Leonard was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
He was always ready to meet and visit, always willing and ready to help out wherever needed. Leonard was always amazed at anything new, big stores, new technology. He loved to build bird houses. Great grandchildren would light up his life.
He is survived by his special friend: Alberta Sieler of Lynch, NE; four sons: Steven (Helen) Borer of Seward, NE; Gary (Lyn) Borer, Larry (Julie) Borer and Merle (Emily) Borer, all of Elgin, NE; two daughters: Patricia (Tom) Stoltz of Elgin, NE; Suzanne (Rodney) Tangeman of Omaha, NE; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Alvin Borer of Scottsdale, AZ; Kenny Borer of Omaha, NE; one sister: Marlene Petzold of Elm Creek, NE; along with many other relatives and friends.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; wife Taureta in 1999; three brothers: Eugene, Ed and Norman Borer; and one sister: Laura Salber.

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