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February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Denis Jochum
1935 — 2015

NORFOLK — Mass of Christian Burial service for Denis Jochum, 79, of Norfolk, formerly of Elgin, was Wednesday, February 11  at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Gregory Carl officiated.
Burial will be at a later date.
He died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Faith Regional Hospital, Norfolk.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Norfolk was in charge of arrangements
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Denis Jochum was born on March 3, 1935 near Elgin. He was the son of Frank and Frances (Schrad) Jochum. He attended school in Elgin.
After school, Denis moved to California where he worked for a well company. He then moved back to Elgin in which he farmed and trucked in the area.
In January 1972, he married Donna Runte in Yankton, S.D. Denis and Donna continued to live in Elgin until moving to Norfolk in 1997. Denis enjoyed operating his Ham radio, being on the computer, fishing, and having coffee with his friends.
Survivors were wife, Donna Jochum of Norfolk, sister Delores Bode of Neligh, sister-in-laws Dorothy Straka of Atkinson, Karen Olson of Norfolk, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Frances, brother Vincent Jochum, sisters Mildred Zegers, Adeline Van Horn, Myra Hopkins and Stella Schindler.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

Denis Jochum

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Denis Jochum

1935 — 2015

NORFOLK — Mass of Christian Burial service for Denis Jochum, 79, of Norfolk, formerly of Elgin, was held Wednesday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Gregory Carl officiated.
Burial will be at a later date.
He died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Faith Regional Hospital, Norfolk.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Norfolk was in charge of arrangements
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Denis Jochum was born on March 3, 1935 near Elgin. He was the son of Frank and Frances (Schrad) Jochum. He attended school in Elgin.
After school, Denis moved to California where he worked for a well company. He then moved back to Elgin in which he farmed and trucked in the area.
In January 1972, he married Donna Runte in Yankton, S.D. Denis and Donna continued to live in Elgin until moving to Norfolk in 1997. Denis enjoyed operating his Ham radio, being on the computer, fishing, and having coffee with his friends.
Survivors were wife, Donna Jochum of Norfolk, sister Delores Bode of Neligh, sister-in-laws Dorothy Straka of Atkinson, Karen Olson of Norfolk, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Frances, brother Vincent Jochum, sisters Mildred Zegers, Adeline Van Horn, Myra Hopkins and Stella Schindler.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.

Florian Luettel

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Florian Luettel
1925 - 2015
Florian W. Luettel, 89, of Albion, NE, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, NE with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.  Burial followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Albion, NE with military rites conducted by American Legion Post #162 and VFW Post #736 of Albion. Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com
Florian William Luettel, son of Ben and Mary (Hoefer) Luettel, was born October 4, 1925 on a farm near Raeville, NE. He was baptized at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, was confirmed at St. John’s Church in Petersburg, attended Boone County School District #16 and graduated from the 8th grade at St. John’s Catholic School in Petersburg, NE.
Following his graduation, he farmed with his father, later going to work for Zwingman’s as a farm hand east of Petersburg for a year before entering the United States Army on February 15, 1945. During his time in the Army, Florian served in the Japan and Philippines areas as a cook, and was honorably discharged on his 21st birthday.
On September 14, 1948, Florian was united in marriage to Clarice Leibel at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE. Following their marriage they lived near Petersburg before moving east of Albion in the 1950’s. Florian worked as a farmer and raised livestock, did various small jobs, and delivered rural mail. Retiring in 2002, Florian moved into town with his wife and later entered the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in February of 2014.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion, the Knights of Columbus Council 1739, American Legion Post #162 of Albion, and the Albion Rural Fire Board. Florian enjoyed teasing and will be remembered by his family and friends for always giving everybody a bad time.
Florian is survived by his wife of 66 years: Clarice of Albion; two brothers: Flavian (Pat) Luettel of Albion, and Bernard Luettel of Omaha; sister: Mary (Henry) Starman of Albion; sister-in-law: Florence Luettel of Albion; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.\He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings: Clem (Frances) Luettel, Lawrence Luettel, Greg (Phil) Luettel, LaVern Luettel, Alvin (Mildred) Luettel, Martha Luettel, Emma (Joe) Koch, Marcella (George) Stokes, Stella (Harold) Stokes; sister-in-laws: Darlene Luettel and Jean Luettel.

Gloria Braband

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Gloria Braband
1930 — 2015
Gloria R. Braband, 84 of Elgin, passed away on Wednes-day, February 11, 2015 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin.
Officiating were Revs. Mary and Ray Avidano.
Burial followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Gloria Ruth Braband, daughter of Thomas and Rose (Schauerhamer) Loughrey, was born February 12, 1930 at Chambers.
She was baptized at the Chambers Methodist Church and attended school in Ewing, graduating from Ewing High School in 1949.
Gloria married Earl Braband on January 11, 1950 at Ewing.
The couple made their home on a farm near Elgin.
Gloria was a homemaker, raising their three children: Roger, Raymond and Margaret. She moved to town in 1990, and had lived in Elgin since.
She was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church.
Gloria is survived by her children: Roger (Joelie) Braband of Neligh; Raymond (Pam) Braband of Elgin; Margaret (Karl) Hensley of Elgin; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother.

Kathy Zegers

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Kathy Zegers
1952 — 2015
Kathy S. Zegers, 62 of Petersburg, passed away at her home.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, with Fr. Stan Schmit officia-ting.
Burial followed at St. John’s Cemetery in Petersburg.
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Kathy Sue Zegers, daughter of Edwin and Frances (Cady) Hoerle, was born August 24, 1952 at O’Neill, NE. She was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chambers, and attended Wheeler County High School in Bartlett.
After graduation, she worked for her father’s steel business near Chambers, Olson Manufacturing in Atkinson, and later at Foxley’s Feedlot at Bartlett.
On June 10, 1989, Kathy married Larry Zegers at Norfolk. She worked and lived in Norfolk, O’Neill and Elgin.
She also spent time traveling with Larry while he was driving truck across country.
Most recently, they lived in Petersburg where Kathy was an in-home caregiver for a period of time.
Kathy enjoyed watching football and bull riding, and spending time with her husband, step-children and grandchildren. She especially loved her brother Duane and her cats.
She is survived by her husband Larry of Petersburg; mother-in-law: Lois Zegers of Petersburg; one sister: Barbara (husband Mike) Petersen of Lincoln; one brother: Duane Hoerle of O’Neill; three step-children: Michaela Zegers (husband Preston Hoffmeyer) of Omaha; Curtis (wife Ronna) Zegers of Omaha; Moriah (husband Rob) Brookshier of Omaha; five grandchildren: Tatum, Camden, Kaius, Berkeley, and Zeplin; along with brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Dave Bartos; father-in-law: Jim Zegers; sister-in-law: Sandy Lodge; brother-in-law: Terry Zegers; and step-nephew: Andrew Peterson.

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