October 31, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Sister Mary Imelda Koch
1927 — 2013
Sister Mary Imelda Koch, 86, Liberty, MO, passed away October 13, 2013 at the Dooley Center at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, KS. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, MO. Internment followed in Resurrection Cemetery North, Kansas City, MO. Memorials may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Kansas City, Inc.
Sister Mary Imelda was born July 26, 1927 in Petersburg, NE. She made her religious profession on April 22, 1945. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master’s Degree in Administration both from Creighton University. She also received a Master’s Degree in Sacred Studies from St. John’s University, in Collegeville, MN
She was a teacher, a formation director, hospital chaplain, and a Prioress for many years. She was one of the original founders of Immacolata Manor, the home of the developmentally disabled women in Liberty, MO and founders of Queen of Angels Monastery, Liberty, MO.
Sister Mary Imelda was awarded the William Yates Medallion from William Jewell College and the Spirit of Kansas City Award for her work in the community. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank J. and Elizabeth Brachle Koch, and 8 siblings.
Sister Mary Imelda leaves her religious Benedictine Sisters of Liberty, MO and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
October 17, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Alan R. Kruse
1960 — 1958
Alan R. Kruse, 53, of Schuyler, died October 16, 2013, at his home in Schuyler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Divine Mercy Parish St. Augustine Catholic Church in Schuyler. Celebrant will be the Rev. Andrew Syring.
Committal will be in the Schuyler Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. A Rosary will be held on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Kracl Funeral Chapel.
Memorials will go to Family Wishes. Persons may send condolences to the family of Alan Kruse@ www.revbluejeans.com
Alan was born February 17, 1960 in Schuyler, Nebraska to Richard “Dick” and Theresa (Limbach) Kruse. He attended school in Schuyler and graduated from Schuyler Central High School in 1978.
After graduation, Alan worked at Cargill in Schuyler for many years and later worked as a meat cutter at Didier’s Grocery in Schuyler. Alan had worked for the Schuyler schools for the last 13 years as a custodian, and was a life long Schuyler resident. He was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Augustines Catholic Church, Schuyler.
Alan is survived by his two sons, Jason (Tami) Kruse of Columbus, Ryan (Kirsten) Kruse of Shelton.
Two Grandsons: Kadence and Decon Kruse. Parents Richard “Dick” (Theresa) Kruse of Leigh,
Brothers Paul (Kathy) Kruse of Schuyler, Jim (Mary) Kruse of Wahoo, Kurt (Katie) Kruse of Leigh.
Sisters, Diana (Jim) Dubas of Columbus, Karen (Lynn) Koizan of Elgin, Jeanette (Tim) Lass of Schuyler. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents Joe (Angela) Limbach, Paul (Elsie) Kruse.
Gloria J. Day
1942 - 2013
Gloria J. Day, 71 of Norfolk, NE passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Care Center in Norfolk. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 14, 2013 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Gloria Jean Day, daughter of Aloys August “Louis” and Marie “Helen” (Camp) Beelart, was born April 2, 1942 at Omaha. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church and attended school at St. Boniface Catholic School. She worked as a nanny for a cousin in Oakdale, and then worked at the bowling alley and Parr’s Café in Elgin.
On August 20, 1983, she married William Branson “Bill” Day.
The couple made their home in Norfolk, where Gloria worked in the dietary department at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Faith Regional Health Services for 23 years.
Gloria was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. She enjoyed crocheting, bowling, playing cards and dominos, taking trips to the casino, was a very talented cook, and she loved her cat Sassy.
She is survived by her husband Bill of Norfolk; two sisters: Patricia (Curtiss) Callahan of Wausa; Elizabeth (Tom) Spellman of Omaha; a niece: Christina Wetton and her son Seth of McCook; and a sister-in-law: Dell Behnk of Belton, TX.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents: Louis and Helen Beelart; her mother-in-law: Ann Day; maternal grandparents: Arthur and Elizabeth Camp; and paternal grandparents: Epolite and Anna Beelart.
Marcella E. Kamphaus
1936 - 2013
Marcella E. Kamphaus, 76 formerly of Raeville, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church at Raeville with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Marcella Emma Kamphaus, daughter of Raphael J. and Rose Marie (Neuhalfen) Dendinger, was born December 8, 1936 at Hartington.
She was baptized at East Bow Catholic Church near Hartington, and was confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill. She attended numerous grade schools in Nebraska and graduated high school at Minong, WI in 1953. She worked as a telephone operator and school secretary in Wisconsin before returning to Nebraska in 1958 where she worked at the Harding Creamery in O’Neill.
On January 7, 1961, Marcella married Anthony Clements Kamphaus at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill.
The couple made their home on a farm in the Raeville area where she was a housewife and mother to her four children: Robert, Alvin, Eugene, and Mary.
In November 2012, the couple moved to Samaritan Estates Assisted Living in Albion, and in August 2013, Marcella entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.
Marcella was a very active member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church serving as bookkeeper for 15 years, and the Christian Mothers group, serving as president several terms. She was involved as Band Mother for Elgin Public School’s Band, sponsoring many Band and FFA bus trips.
She is survived by her husband Anthony of Albion; four children: Robert (Elise) Kamphaus of Plattsmouth; Alvin (Karen) Kamphaus of Seward; Eugene Kamphaus of Swanville, MN; Mary (Rob) Hanson of Soldotna, AK; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Bernadette Jacques and husband Pat; one sister-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and one great granddaughter.
Elizabeth F. “Betty” Friese, 70 of Petersburg, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Petersburg, with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com
A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper.