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Death Notice — Krystal Ann Ganskow Quinn

June 23, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Krystal Ann Ganskow Quinn, 55, of Port Neches, TX passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 following a lengthy illness.
In 1972, Krystal’s parents purchased The Plantation House. Krystal graduated from Elgin High School with the class of 1979.
She is survived by her mother Gayl Ganskow, husband Steven, daughter Morgan Prewitt, brother Paul Ganskow and nephew Avery Ganskow.
She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Ganskow (July 2012) and husband Bob Murray (1984).

Lucille Norris

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Lucille B. Norris
1928 — 2016
Lucille B. Norris, 88 formerly of Bartlett, NE, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, NE.
A celebration of life service will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the Chalk Hills Community Church in Scotia, NE.
To honor Lucille’s wishes, she has been cremated. Dolce-Scheef Mortuary of Spalding, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com
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Lucille Bernice Norris, daughter of George Walter and Lena (Kruse) Currie, was born February 7, 1928 at Loretto, NE. She attended rural grade schools in Wheeler County, graduating from Wheeler County High School in Bartlett, NE in 1946, following three years living in the girls’ dormitory.
On September 11, 1948, Lucille married Willis A. Woodman at Grace Baptist Church in Omaha, NE. They lived in Omaha, NE, Denver, CO and Glendale, AZ where Lucille worked in various factories.
On September 28, 1972, she married Roger J. Norris in Phoenix, AZ. The couple lived in Glendale, AZ before moving to Bartlett, NE, where Lucille spent years writing the Bartlett News. Lucille was a member and held various offices in the Beaver Valley Women’s Club, TOPS, and the Bartlett Garden Club.
She was a member Park Center Congregational Church from 1936-1946 before joining the Baptist church which she attended in Omaha, Denver, Phoenix, Ericson and Scotia.
She is survived by her daughter: Janiece (Ron) Saxton of Prescott, AZ; two sons: Mark Woodman of Phoenix, AZ; Paul (Susan) Woodman of Albany, IN; one step-son: Walter (Shirley) Norris of Peoria, AZ; two grandsons: Andrew and Austin Woodman of Dunkirk, IN; one great-grandson Connor Boyce; two step-grandchildren: Randy Saxton of Tempe, AZ and Delene (Clark) Boyce of Cornville, AZ; one brother: Roger Currie of Elgin, NE; one brother-in-law Irvin Briese of Lincoln, NE; one sister-in-law: Dorothy Currie of Norfolk, NE; along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands: Willis Woodman and Roger Norris; three brothers: Wayne, Orin and Ralph Currie: and two sisters: Irene Currie and Marion Briese.

Ellen Plunkett

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Ellen Plunkett
1957 — 2016
Ellen “Ellie” Seier Plunkett, 58,  passed away on May 25, 2016 at Fort Worth, TX. She returned to her Heavenly home while doing what she loved.
Ellie was born on Sept. 25, 1957, in Elgin, NE, to Raymond and LaVerne Seier. She married Randy Plunkett in 1977 and they raised 2 boys together in Hudson Oaks, TX.
Ellie was an accomplished registered nurse and manager. She was kind and passionate, and always had time for those in need, and will be deeply missed by the family and friends who loved her so dearly, and who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her creator.
Survivors include husband and best friend, Randy; sons and daughters-in-law, Zach and Jade, Greg and Chelsey; grandsons, Carter and Walter; siblings, Pat, Bill, Margaret, Elaine, Laura and Vicky; many nephews and nieces.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, May 31 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Judy R. Beckman

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Judy R. Beckman
1945 — 2016
Services for Judy Rosemary (Werner) Beckman, 70, of Lindsay, were held Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. Burial followed in the Holy Family Church Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Novotny, Rev. Martin Beckman, and Deacon Louis Dohmen officiating.
Visitation was held Sunday at Holy Family Church, with a prayer service.
She died on June 1 at the Golden Living Center in Norfolk, after a long battle with cancer.
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Judy was born on July 14, 1945, in Humphrey, to Marion and Rosalia (Dohmen) Werner.   She attended Holy Family School in Lindsay, graduating in 1963.   After graduation she worked at Dugans Grocery Store in Lindsay.
In 1964 she moved to Omaha and was employed at the Omaha National Bank from 1964 to 1966.
On September 6, 1965, Judy married Larry Beckman of Elgin at Holy Family Church in Lindsay.   They lived in Omaha until 1967, when they moved to Lindsay.
Judy was a housewife until 1978, when she was then employed at the Bank of Lindsay.  She retired from the bank on December 23, 2011, after 34 years.
Judy enjoyed sewing, crocheting, traveling on a motorcycle with Larry, and camping with family and friends.  She belonged to the Holy Family Guild, the American Legion Auxiliary, was a Girl Scout leader, was bookkeeper for Holy Family Church for several years, worked at the plant project, and loved spending time with family.   Judy always put others above herself.
Judy is survived by her spouse, Larry, and their 3 children and spouses:  Cheryl (Steve) Petroski of Omaha, Terry (Sue) Beckman of Norfolk, and Denise (Pat) Brockhaus of Humphrey; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her six sisters and two brothers and their spouses:  Bonnie (Larry) Schumacher of Omaha, Marie (John) Borgmann of Norfolk, Joan (Ken) Stone of Lindsay, Mariam (Dan) Henggeler of Columbus, Gene (Sue) Werner of Lindsay, Jane (Paul) Frauendorfer of Madison, Ray (Carla) Werner of Firth, and Ann (Dean) Preister of Humphrey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joe and Walter Werner; and brother-in-law, Henry Aase.

Roger J. Norris

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Roger John Norris
1929 — 2016
ORD — Roger J. Norris, 86, of Ord passed away peacefully Friday, May 13, 2016.
Memorial service was held Thursday, May 19, at Chalk Hills Community Church in Scotia. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Chalk Hills Community Church, 206 S. Doane St, Scotia, NE, 68875.
Roger J. Norris was born Dec. 28, 1929, to Carl Roger and Mildred Helen Norris in Genesseo, N.Y. When the school semester was over in June 1930, the family moved to Portageville, N.Y. Roger was not given a middle name for the birth certificate. His paternal grandfather, Rev. John W. Norris, desired a grandson named after himself and to promote his wish, he sent a gift to his new grandson, addressed to “Master John Norris.”
In 1942, the family moved to Buffalo, N.Y., where Carl took a machinist job with Curtiss Wright. Roger finished his education at Burgard Vocational High School and soon after began driving truck for his brother-in-law, in Castile, N.Y., and hauling milk from the farms to the dairy in Buffalo, N.Y.
In 1952, Roger married Eileen O. McEntarfer. In 1954, Roger was drafted into the Army for two years, with basic training in Ft. Knox, Ky. From there, he was sent to Ft. Devens, Mass., to attend school with the ASA. After schooling there, he was shipped to Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. While stationed in Arizona, it was learned that he and his wife would be eligible to adopt children. For them, that was not possible in New York State. When separated from the Army, after one year of work and then a year at Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Roger and his wife moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Arriving there in August of 1958, the process of adopting a child was begun. In nine months, the adoption agency brought Walter Leonard, a beautiful two-month-old boy, and placed him in the home. After working at odd jobs for a couple of years, a chance to hire on with the city of Phoenix in 1960 as a heavy duty mechanic was offered. Roger’s marriage to Eileen ended in divorce in 1971.
In 1972, Roger met and married Lucille B. Woodman (Currie). In 1983, Lucille retired from Honeywell and Roger retired from the city of Phoenix. They moved to Bartlett, Neb., where they bought a home and a 15-acre tract on the very edge of town. In July 2011, Lucille was moved to the assisted living section of the Greeley Care Home. Roger took up residence in Ord.
As a teenager, Roger accepted Christ as personal savior and was baptized soon afterward. Throughout the remainder of his life, Roger was devoted to the church and serving the Lord.
Roger is survived by his wife, Lucille Norris of Greeley; son, Walter (Shirley) Norris of Peoria, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Janiece (Ron) Saxton of Prescott, Ariz.; stepsons, Paul (Susan) Woodman of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mark Woodman of Phoenix; and brothers, William Norris of Fredonia, N.Y., and Ronald Norris of Vinita, Okla.
He was preceded in death by parents, Carl and Mildred Norris, and his sisters, Jean Smith and Laura Hoover.

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