October 9, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Margaret L. “Peg” Merten
1957 — 2014
Margaret “Peg” Merten, 56 of Albion, NE passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, with Fr. Stan Schmit officia-ting. Interment will follow at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Elgin.
Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Levander Funeral Home of Albion, NE is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Lea Merten, daughter of Percy William and Cecelia (Thiele) Payne, was born November 1, 1957 in Neligh, NE. She grew up in Elgin, NE where she went to elementary school at St. Boniface Catholic and graduated from Pope John Catholic High School in 1976.
Peg was married to Gail Borer in 1975 and they later divorced. To this union two children were born, Doug and Chris. On April 24, 1987, Peg was united in marriage to Jeff “Hopper” Merten.
They made their home in Albion where Peg worked cleaning houses for many years.
Peg’s favorite pastimes were watching her boys wrestle, gambling and buying scratch tickets, sports – especially NASCAR, camping, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed being the “pumpkin lady” every fall.
Peg is survived by her husband Jeff “Hopper” Merten of Albion; two sons: Doug Borer and wife Lori of Firth and Chris Borer and wife Brooke of Albion; nine grandchildren: Chelsey Urbauer of Lincoln; Lauren, Reese and Rya Borer of Firth; Ty, Parker and Sienna Borer and Benjamin and Madison Reilly of Albion; her father: Percy Payne of Elgin; one brother: Ray Payne and wife Peggy of Elgin; three sisters: Sue Mailhot and husband Jim of Bellevue; Pat Borer and friend Tim Anderson of Neligh; and Connie Laginess and husband Alan of Petersburg, MI.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her mother Cecelia.
October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1920 — 2014
Pat Watkins was born on November 22, 1920 to Pat and Bernadine Martin near Goose Lake in Holt County, Nebraska and departed this life on September 18, 2014 at her home in Tucson, AZ.
The family moved east of Elgin in 1923. She attended Star school and graduated from Elgin High School in 1937.
She married Dale Watkins on January 11, 1942. To this union were born three children: Tom, Vicki and Kip. Pat taught in Antelope County schools for several years.
They most recently resided in Columbus before moving to Tucson in 1998. She is survived by her daughter Vicki (Bill) Bomberger and son Kip (Sue) Watkins all of Tucson, AZ, seven grandchildren, sisters Lucy Bartson of San Mateo, CA, Frances Theis of Salem, OR and JoAnn Dinslage of Elgin and brother Leonard Martin of Columbus, NE.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dale in 2009, son Tom in 1981, grandson Rex Bomberger in 1987, brother Bob Martin in 2000, sister Marian LaMar in 2002 and sister Bernie McNeil-Smith in 2009.
October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1923 — 2014
Bernadine L. Erickson, 90, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Brookestone Acres in Columbus, NE.
Memorial services were held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Inurnment followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Bernadine Leona Anderson Erickson was born on November 1, 1923 to John Anderson and Hattie E. Adamson Anderson. She is the last living member of this Anderson family in Nebraska.
Berna-dine attended country school and was a graduate of the class of 1940 from Elgin Public High School where she along with her husband Dallmont was selected as outstanding Elgin High School Alumni in 2009. Bernadine is also a 1968 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Bernadine taught elementary school for over 35 years in rural Antelope county schools, Columbus, Elgin, and Neligh.
On June 18, 1949, Bernadine married Dallmont John Connell Erickson. They resided on a farm west of Elgin before moving to Norfolk, and eventually Meridian Gardens in Columbus, Ne.
Bernadine loved her purebred Angus cattle. She was instrumental in organizing the first Nebraska Junior Angus Association, served on the advisory board for many years and was active in the Angus Women’s organization holding offices on the State and National levels.
Bernadine was a charter member of the Elgin 12 Extension club for 68 years and a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Bernadine was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday school, Bible school, and was a faithful member of the Women’s organization, where she served most recently as the membership chairperson. She was also a 4-H leader and supporter of youth.
In retirement years, Bernadine along with her husband Dallmont, was an active member of the Norfolk Antique Car Club for many years. This group traveled throughout the country on various tours which Bernadine enjoyed. She and Dallmont also traveled with friends on various tours, one of her favorite trips being to native Sweden.
Many have received greeting cards from Bernadine throughout the years. It was her mission to recognize everyone’s special day, or to let recipients know someone was thinking of them.
Bernadine is survived by her daughter Korene Ann Erickson Fehringer, (Jim), five step-grandchildren and spouses, ten step great-grandchildren, distant cousins and family, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dallmont, her only brother Denzel J. Anderson, sister-in-law Florence Anderson, and two special uncles Maulding W. Adamson, and Harry C. Adamson.
September 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1959 — 2014
Funeral services for Mark Stottler, age 54 of Tekamah, Nebraska, were held Friday, September 5, 2014, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, Nebraska. Reverend Tim Koester officiated the funeral service. Burial of cremains will be at a later date.
Visitation was held Thursday, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Bloomfield was in charge of arrangements.
Mark died Sunday, August 31, 2014, at his home.
Mark GlenDel Stottler was born September 26, 1959 in Nora Springs, Iowa to Glen and Marge Stottler. Mark was baptized in November of 1959 at the Congregational Church in Princeton, Minnesota. He attended schools in Hickman, Nebraska, and Blair, Nebraska, and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1978. Mark was confirmed on May 18, 1975 at St Marks Lutheran Church. He was blessed with two children, Erin and Adam, from a previous marriage. Mark had been employed by Great Plains Communications of Blair, Nebraska for 33 years and was Manager of CATV/Broadband Engineering. He was past President of SCTE Cable Association. Mark loved the outdoors, especially when he was golfing, fishing, or hunting.
Mark is survived by his children, Erin (Jeff) Eickhoff of Albion, Nebraska; Adam (Courtney) Stottler of Alma, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Evan and Reagan Eickhoff, and Jaxton Stottler; his mother, Marge Stottler of Bloomfield, Nebraska; brother: Kory (Lori) Stottler of Greenville, Alabama; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Stottler, in 2009; and his grandparents.
September 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1966 — 2014
Sandy Starman Winn, 47 of Walla Walla, WA, passed away August 29, 2014 at her home.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville, with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating.
Sandy Starman Winn was born December 17, 1966. She was adopted by Norbert and Clara (Beckman) Starman in Dec. of 1966. Clara passed away Feb. 5, 1979.
Sandy is the daughter of Norbert and Jeanette (Kluthe) Starman and graduated from Pope John High School in Elgin in 1985.
On June 15, 1986, Sandy married Stan Karella in Alaska, and to this union two children were born: Sara and Scott. They later divorced. Sandy married Bill Winn on August 25, 2006 in Alaska.
She is survived by her husband Bill of Walla Walla, WA; her parents Norbert and Jeanette Starman of Elgin; her brother Fr. Bernard Starman of Omaha; a daughter Sara (Joe) Dennis of Kenai, AK; granddaughter Anastasia Karella of Alaska; two step-children: Ben and Crystal Winn of Alaska; three step grand children.
She was preceded in death by her son Scott Karella, adopted mother Clara Starman and her grandparents.