November 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1937 — 2014
Geraline “Gerry” Damme, born May 31, 1937 in Elgin, Nebraska to Leander and Margaret [Schneider] Kluthe, passed away November 16, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 77.
Gerry had a love for dancing, painting and embroidery. She loved to cook and was the master of “Gerry’s surprise”. Together with her husband William, she traveled all around the country and went on several cruises.
Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; one sister Margaret Ann Kluthe and one brother Marvin Kluthe.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, William L. Damme; son Dave (Ronda) Barth; step-daughters Alta Sharp, Deborra (Gregory) Watson and Coralette Damme; brothers Allan (Doris) Kluthe and Bernard (Diane) Kluthe; sisters Linda (Dave) Schindler and Mary (Tom) Bergstrom; grandchildren Cassandra Finch, Ethan and Brandon Barth, Scott, Andrew and Stephanie Sharp and Angela, Joshua and Jerrod Watson as well as (3) great grandchildren; Morgan and Nathan Finch and Roland McGinnis.
A memorial service will be held at 11am, Friday November 28th at Our Saviors Lutheran Church 612 S. Ellsworth Rd, Mesa, AZ 85208. There will be an additional service at a later date in June 2015 in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Please visit www.mariposagardens.com to leave a tribute.
Memorials can be made to the church or Hospice of the Valley.
November 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1914 — 2014
Funeral Services for Helena R. Kaczor, age 100 of Ewing, NE were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church of Rural Clearwater, NE with Father Richard Reiser, Officiating.
Visitation was Monday, November 17, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Music was provided by Mark and Julie Dwyer.
Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nick Kaczor, Brian Kaczor, Jeremy Mrsny, Austin Mrsny, Jeff Krebs, and Jason Krebs.
Helena passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Boone County Health Center in Albion, Ne.
Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Helena Rose Kaczor, daughter of John and Anna Sehi, was born April 9, 1914 in rural Clearwater, Ne.
Helena was the last survivor of her 12 siblings. She spent her entire life in the St. John’s community of rural Clearwater, and was the oldest parishioner of that Catholic Church.
She was a lifetime member of the Christian Mother’s. Her father, John, was one of the founding fathers.
Helena was united in marriage to Tommy Kaczor in the fall of 1941.
Their union was blessed with 5 children.
They resided in Holt County, South of Ewing, all of their married lives, where they were both engaged in farming and ranching.
Her greatest priorities in life were caring for her lawn, flowers, garden, baking, playing cards, being a fan of St. Judes, and driving her little white mustang. These were some of her greatest joys.
Survivors include five children and their families, Lois Schmitt (Bill) of Fort Collins, CO, Bonnie Krebs (Harlan) of Neligh, NE, Gary Kaczor (Cheryl) of Ewing, NE, Bill Kaczor (Mary) of Ewing, NE, and Becky Mrsny of Fort Collins, CO.
She had 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren, all who loved her dearly.
Helena was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy, who died in October 1980.
Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
1924 — 2014
Delores A. Bode, 90 of Raeville passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Heritage of Bel Air Care Home in Norfolk.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 3, 2014 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Delores Ann Bode, daughter of Joseph and Clara (Preusser) Klein, was born July 19, 1924 on the family farm north of Raeville.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bonaventure Church and attended school at St. John Berchman School in Raeville. Following school, she moved to Omaha, where she worked as a nanny for a few years.
After returning to Raeville, she joined a band and played accordion for dances in surrounding towns.
On October 16, 1945, Delores married Raymond Bode at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville.
The couple made their home on a farm west of Raeville, where they raised their 11 children and farmed.
Raymond passed away in 1997 and Delores continued living on the farm until October 2009, when she entered Heritage of Bel Air Care Home in Norfolk.
Delores was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, St. Bonaventure Christian Mothers and was organist at the church for many years.
She was a great cook and her homemade bread was a specialty. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but her greatest loves were her family, music and prayer.
She is survived by her 11 children: Marilyn Reestman of Elgin; Joseph Bode of Raeville; Jeanette (Dick) Thiem of Ashland; Janice (Terry) Henn of Elgin; Ralph (Jeanette) Bode of Raeville; Joyce (Ken) Reestman of Elgin; Donna (Jerome) Brester of Howells; Roger (Roxanne) Bode of O’Fallon, MO; Doris (Fred) Dederman of Norfolk; Ronald (Liane) Bode of Elgin; Laurie (Les) Stratman of Omaha; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Alfreda Pelster of Neligh; Arlene Jochum of Sutherland; Reola Pelster of Petersburg; Betty (Don) Mannlein of Albion; two sisters-in-law: Rosemond Klein of Petersburg; Marjorie Bode of Raeville; one brother-in-law: Louis Czech of Minnesota; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; and son-in-law Ron Reestman.
BELLWOOD — Anthony “Tony” Stuhr, 68, of Bellwood, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 3 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Bellwood.
Born July 24, 1946, in Petersburg to Lawrence and Mary (Starman) Stuhr Sr., Tony grew up in Petersburg and graduated from St. Johns High School in 1965.
Tony is survived by his wife, Dee Stuhr of Bellwood; sons, Kevin (Renee) Stuhr of Wahoo and Danny (Casey) Stuhr of Bellwood; daughter, Ann (Brad) Tonniges of Columbus; son, Brian (Bridget) Stuhr of Omaha; 13 grandchildren, Dylan, Amanda, Kaylee, Sidney, Taylor, Samantha, Michelle, Sam, Henry, Rylie, Isabelle, Tyler and Mary Rose; sisters, Ann (Leonard) Beckman of Elgin, Henrietta (George) Gall of Norfolk, Betty (Lyle) Mackel of Elgin, Jodie (Paul) Eisenmenger of Humphrey, Helen (Tim) Larson of Ewing and Dody (Don) Dover of Battle Creek; and brothers, Lawrence (Ellen) Stuhr of Albion, Ray (Barb) Stuhr of Columbus and Vet (Shirley) Stuhr of Petersburg.
1936 — 2014
Donald L. Selting, 78 of Elgin, NE, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Heritage of Bel-Air in Norfolk.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Visitation will be 6:00-7:30 Wednesday at the church with a 7:30 p.m. wake service. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Lee Selting was born at Elgin on April 11, 1936 to Bernard and Ervilla Henkenius Selting and passed away November 9, 2014 at Heritage of BelAir in Norfolk after a courageous two month battle with brain cancer.
While a young child, he and his parents moved to Oregon and later to Boulder, Colorado, returning to Elgin in 1947. Don graduated from St. Boniface High School with the class of 1954. He joined the Nebraska National Guard in 1954, later transferring to active duty in the US Army where he served from 1955 to 1957 in the 7th Army Transportation Corp stationed in Bamberg, Germany.
After his discharge, he attended an agricultural short course at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
He returned to Elgin where he began his farming career, purchasing a farm near the Cedar Creek east of Elgin, where he resided at the time of his death.
In 1965, Don was recognized as Antelope County Outstanding Young Farmer, and competed for the state award. He was a seed corn producer many years for Northrup King Seed. He also served on Pope John school board, as a St. Boniface Trustee and lector, and was a member of Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 229.
On November 14, 1959, he was married to Nancy Paul of Elgin in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. They were blessed with five sons. Don and Nancy traveled extensively and spent the winter months in warmer climes, enjoying the fishing on the gulf coast of Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy; sons Leigh (Marsha) of Laramie Wyo; Lynn (Amy) and Gene (Angie) of Elgin, Jamie (Dixie) of Fairview, MT and Joseph (Tina) of Lincoln. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; Brian (Kelsey), Tony, Kevin, Lauren, Nicholas, Gabriel, Elizabeth, Allyson, Michael, Lexie, Jesse, Lacie, Brady, Lindsey, Samantha, Megan Selting; three great-grandchildren; Carter, Eli, and Kinley Selting and step-grandson, Thomas Bodily (Charity, Alexander, Carolyn )of Utah.