July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
1947 — 2014
Carole McDonald, age 67, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 17th at Zion Lutheran Church in Hampton. Rev. Loren Cooper will officiate. No Visitation.
Private Family Inurnment will be in the Stromsburg Cemetery. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Carole Louise McDonald, the daughter of Arthur and Anna May (Jenkins) Doremus, was born at Stromsburg, Nebraska on January 30, 1947 and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska on July 14, 2014 at the age of 67.
She grew up on a farm in rural Polk and graduated from Polk High School in 1965.
Carole was united in marriage to Robert C. McDonald on September 24, 1965. After their marriage they moved around to many places until settling down in Aurora.
She worked at various restaurants as a cook. As a cook at the Hamilton Manor she grew close to residents and staff and eventually resided there when her health failed.
Carole had a love of cross stitching. She collected cookbooks and Winnie the Pooh. She loved the Huskers and especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Diane Bohne. Those left to cherish her memory are her three children, Janna (Steven) Schrunk of Elgin; Troy (Jennifer) McDonald of Aurora and Michelle Wengler of Nebraska City; eight grandchildren, Nicholas and Meghan Schrunk, Abby and Brad McDonald, Austin, Ian, Cyrus and Kia Wengler and sisters, Delores (Gary) Aringdale and Jolene Lingwall.
July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Mary Jo Schueths
1957 — 2014
Funeral Services for Mary Jo Schueths, age 56 of Lincoln, NE were 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father John Broheimer, officiating.
Music was provided by Jane Ruterbories, Organist and Mark and Julie Dwyer, Soloists. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh, NE.
Pallbearers were Aaron Rice, Greg Schrage, Andrew Curry, Chris Teeslink, Jon Schueths, and Mike Rice, Jr. Visitation was 5 to 7 pm, Monday, July 7, 2013 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with a 7 pm Vigil Service.
Mary Jo passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Southlake Village in Lincoln, NE.
Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to St. Francis Church Rosary Sodality in Neligh, NE or Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln, NE.
Please consider a memorial rather than flowers.
Mary Jo Schueths was born on August 16, 1957 to Arlo and Mary Madelyn (Conger) Rice in Neligh, NE. She was baptized at St. Francis Catholic Church, Neligh, NE.
Mary Jo attended grade school through 6th grade in a one-room country school (District 15 a couple miles east of Neligh). She had fond memories of her country school experience. She attended Neligh public schools through high school and graduated with the Class of 1975.
Mary Jo was active with the 4-H organization and was involved with 4-H youth leadership and public speaking tours even traveling to Washington, DC.
She graduated in 1979 with a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE; where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
On August 18, 1979 she was united to Douglas W. Schueths by Fr Frederic Schindler O.S.B. at St Francis Catholic Church, Neligh, NE. It would be their 35th wedding anniversary in August this year. They lived in Rapid City, SD after marriage until 1985.
Mary Jo worked at KEVN-TV in Rapid City in advertising production. In October of 1985 they moved to Lincoln, NE where she formed a free-lance advertising and marketing company. She directed her company for over 26 years from 1986 until August of 2012 when she had to retire due to illness. Mary Jo was an avid flower gardener.
She is survived by her husband Douglas and daughter, Katherine M. (Katie) Schueths both of Lincoln, NE. Mother, Madelyn Rice and older brothers, Michael (Margaret Thurn) Rice, of Denver, CO and Ronald (Deb) Rice of Neligh, NE.
She was preceded in death by her father Arlo Rice in January of 2011.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
July 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Harry M. Koinzan
1946 — 2014
Harry M. Koinzan, 68, of Lincoln passed away Monday, June 30, 2014.
He was born to Fredrick and Norma (Summers) Koinzan on February 19, 1946 at Tilden, Nebraska.
Harry graduated from Wheeler Central high school and earned a Bachelor’s degree in mechanized agriculture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was a jack of all trades who loved hot rods and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Christopher Koinzan; daughters, Meghan (Eric) Svic, Sarah Koinzan and fiance Phil Voogt, step-daughter, Stacy (Rob) Svoboda; seven grandchildren; mother, Norma Koinzan; brother, Rick (Carol) Koinzan; sister, Norine (John) Prim; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fredrick.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lincolnffc.com.
Private services will be held.
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.