July 3, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Henry J. “Hank” Hilger
1938 — 2014
Henry J. “Hank” Hilger was born on June 13, 1938 in Elgin, Nebraska. He passed away on June 23, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hank touched so many lives. He was always there to help out and was a master of joke telling. He will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
He was survived by wife of 55 years, Shareene; children: David, Diane Evans, Dennis, and Deb Coniglio (Jeff); grandchildren: Amanda, Roxanne, Bailee, Blake, Taylor, Andrew, Hannah, Sydney, and Aidan; 5 great, grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Pelster; brothers, Melvin and James; brothers-in-law, Terry Dougherty (Cheryl) and Marty Dougherty (Julie); many nieces and nephews; so many dear friends.
A vigil service was held Friday, June 27 at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler Mortuaries in Omaha.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Omaha.
Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Arrangements were by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary.
June 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1935 — 2014
Ann G. Kerkman, 79, of David City, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Butler County Health Care Center in David City.
Funeral Mass was Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (today) at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby, with Father Bernard Kimminau officiating.
Burial was at the Shelby Cemetery.
Ann was born on April 12, 1935 to Anthony and Clara (Schindler) Kerkman in Elgin, NE.
She graduated from Shelby High School in 1952, then attended College of St. Mary’s in Omaha.
Ann lived in Virginia for part of her life, and worked in Washington D.C. She also lived in Denver, where she helped develop Larimer Square. Ann was a Property Manager during her time in Denver, Lincoln, and Omaha.
After she retired, she moved to David City. Ann enjoyed attending her nieces and nephews sporting events, playing Bridge, and traveling with her sister.
She is survived by brothers: Tom (Grace) Kerkman Sr. of Omaha, Dale (Vickie) Kerkman of David City, Ken (Judy) Kerkman of Lincoln; 15 nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews.
Ann is preceded in death by her parents, and 3 sisters: one infant, Judy and Janice Kerkman.
Online Condolences to http://www.chermokfuneralhome.com/
Arrangements by Chermok Funeral Home of David City.
June 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1945 — 2014
Steven Douglas Dinslage, age 69, died at his home in Lincoln, NE, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from lung cancer.
Services were held Wednesday, June 25 (today) at the Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 South 70th Street, Lincoln, NE.
Condolences and donations can be sent to ASPEN Cremation Service, 4822 Cleveland Ave. Lincoln, NE 68504 (www.aspenaftercare.com).
All donations will be given to Nebraska Game and Parks in honor of Steven’s love for fishing.
June 19, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Angela K. Meis
1917 — 2014
Angela K. Meis, 97 of Elgin, NE, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Samaritan Estates Assisted Living in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Memorials are suggested to the Elgin Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
Angela Katherine Meis, daughter of Henry and Emma (McLean) Vanderheiden, was born May 15, 1917 in Elgin. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, and attended St. Boniface School and graduated from Elgin Public High School in 1935, where she was one of the girls to receive a varsity letter in women’s basketball.
Following graduation, she kept busy as a seamstress for relatives and caring for nieces and nephews.
On October 16, 1940, Angela married Herman A. Meis at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. The couple lived on a ranch west of Neligh until it was sold in 1942.
They lived for a year west Norfolk, before returning to the Elgin area where they bought a farm in the Star Community. They lived and farmed there for 17 years before purchasing and moving to a farm southwest of Elgin in 1960. They retired from farming in 1974, and moved to town in 1989.
Herman passed away in 2003, and Angela continued living in Elgin until entering the Samaritan Estates Assisted Living in Albion in November 2012.
Angela was a member of St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Christian Mothers, Star Ladies Club, and later, the Red Hatters.
She enjoyed gardening, growing lots of flowers, canning, teaching herself to play the organ, and most of all having tea parties with her grandchildren.
Angela is survived by her three children: Mary Kay (Gerald) Henn of Grand Island, NE; Charlie (Pamela) Meis of Albion, NE; Susan (Kim) Pope of Lincoln, NE; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law: Sally Meis of Petersburg, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman; four brothers and four sisters.
May 28, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Kenneth D. Bennett
1923 — 2014
Kenneth D. Bennett, 90 of Elgin, NE, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at The Waterford at Roxbury Park Assisted Living in Omaha, NE.
Funeral services are 11:00 am Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. Interment will follow at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE with Military Rites by American Legion Post #229/VFW Post #5816. Visitation was held Tuesday, at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE with Masonic Rites by Diamond Lodge #291 A.M. and F.M. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
Kenneth Dale Bennett, son of William Harrison and Alma Johanna (Peterson) Bennett, was born July 27, 1923 at Elgin, NE. He lived in the Elgin-Neligh area most of his childhood, except for a short time spent in Oregon in the mid 1930’s. After his mother’s passing in 1935, the family moved to Elgin where he attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating in 1941. He enlisted in the US Navy in July of 1941 and served six years, 18 months on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger.
On March 23, 1947, Kenneth married Jerrene Joyce Jillson at the Presbyterian Church in Elgin, NE. The couple lived near Pensacola, FL for the last five months of Kenneth’s naval service, before returning to Elgin, NE where he worked as a welder at Bennett Implement for six years, after which he accepted a position as an agent for Mobil Oil Company in Elgin.
He worked for Mobil for 30 years before it was purchased by Kumm Gas Co. in 1984, and continued working for them until retirement.
He continued living in Elgin until his health required him to move to the Samaritan Estates Assisted Living in Albion, NE, and later, to The Waterford at Roxbury Park Assisted Living in Omaha, NE in March 2014.
Kenneth was active in the Elgin community, serving on city council, Elgin Volunteer Fire Dept. for 35 years, and West Cedar Valley Cemetery Board. He served time as Mayor of Elgin, Elgin Fire Chief, President of West Cedar Valley Cemetery Association, board member of Antelope Country Club, and master of the Masonic Lodgers in Elgin and Neligh. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, current member of Diamond Lodge #291 A.M. and F.M., and a member of American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. He enjoyed golfing, shooting trap and black powder, competing many times at the Cornhusker State Games and other competitions. He loved his family and enjoyed sharing his hobbies and interests with his children and grandchildren.
Kenneth is survived by two sons: William P. Bennett, Sr. and wife JoAnne of Papillion, NE; Michael Bennett and wife Peggy of Kennesaw, GA; six grandchildren: Courtney S. (Schyler) Fricke; William “Paul” Bennett Jr. (wife Allison); Whitney A. Bennett and fiancé Nathan Arnold; Matthew H. Bennett; Michelle (Bryan) Howley; Christopher Bennett; three great-grandchildren: Brooklynn N. Howley, Joshua K. Nicholas Schyler Fricke, and ; his sister: Charlotte Schumacher of Wabasha, MN; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 64 years, Jerrene in 2011.