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James H. Miller

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

James H. Miller, 66 of Elgin, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016 at Peace United Church of Christ in Tilden, with Pastor Theta Dame officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.

James “Jim” Reicks

May 12, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

James “Jim” Reicks
1954 — 2016
Funeral services for James “Jim” Reicks, 61, were held Tuesday morning, May 10, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 25th St., in Columbus, NE. Visitation was held Monday, May 9 at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, May 10, at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin, NE.
James “Jim” Reicks, 61, of Columbus, NE was called home to his father on May 5, 2016.
Jim was born August 12, 1954 in Petersburg, NE to LaVerne and Rita (Ketteler) Reicks.
When Jim was a young boy, the family moved to Red Cloud, NE. He graduated from Red Cloud High School in 1972 and the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1991.
Jim married Shirley McLain in August of 1987 in Elgin, NE. From this union they were blessed to raise 4 children. Jim worked as a driver’s license examiner for Platte and Colfax Counties for 24 years.
His passion for the outdoors was evident in his love for hunting, four-wheeling, and camping with his family.
He also enjoyed Husker Football and helping out farming with friends.
He is survived by: Wife Shirley Reicks of Columbus; Son Corey (Rachel) Spanel and Grandson Gage Spanel of Yutan, NE; Son Dan Reicks of Harrisburg, SD; Daughter Kayla Reicks of Columbus; Daughter Brooke Henry of Columbus; Mother Rita Reicks of Omaha; Sisters Luann Reicks of Omaha, Bev (Kathy Pettersen) Reicks of Omaha, and Pam Reicks of Salt Lake City, UT; Brothers Dave (Dana) Reicks of Hastings, Jeff (Rhonda) Reicks of Lincoln, and Scott Reicks of Lincoln; as well as numerous nieces and nephews
Jim was preceded in death by: Father: LaVerne Reicks; Infant Brother Michael Reicks; and Father-in-law Don McLain

Kathleen Ruther

May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Kathleen Ruther
1929 — 2016
Kathleen M. Ruther, 86 of Petersburg, NE, passed away April 28, 2016 at Stanton Health Center in Stanton, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE with Fr. Stan Schmit officiating.  Interment followed in the parish cemetery.  Visitation was held Monday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin with a 7 p.m. wake service.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com
Kathleen M. Ruther, the eighth child of nine born to Frank and Catherine (Heithoff) Roth, was born on December 8, 1929 in her parents’ home east of Elgin, NE. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE and attended both grade school and high school at St. Boniface Catholic School. She worked as a clerk at Faubels grocery and dry goods store in Elgin for the next five years.
On June 9, 1959 Kathleen married Bernard Lee Ruther at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE.  They made their home and raised their family in Petersburg, NE where she was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Altar Society, the Thrifty Doers Extension Club and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #334 for over 50 years. She was active in the community in many ways, including as a Den Mother for the local Cub Scout group. In her younger years she enjoyed baking and decorating wedding cakes for many in the community.
Kathleen is survived by her two sons Zane of Norfolk, NE and Tom of Cedar Rapids, IA. She has five grandchildren. Jeff, Candice, Sheena, Austyn Joy and Brady; along with several  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bernard; five brothers: Roman, Albert, Arthur, Orlandis and Jerome Roth; three sisters: Sr. Gladys Roth, Leora Dinslage and Juliann Roth.

Alvin Mooney

May 5, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Alvin “Bud” Mooney
1929- 2015
Alvin George “Bud” Mooney, age 86, passed away peacefully, in his home at Water Valley, Windsor, Colorado on Thursday, December 10, 2015.
Graveside committal services for Alvin “Bud” Mooney will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Bud was born March 27, 1929 in Boone County, Nebraska to John and Rose Mooney.
He spent much ofhis early life in Elgin, Nebraska and married the love of his life, Rose Mary, in May of 1950. Their children were all born in Nebraska before moving to Loveland, Colorado in the early 60’s.
Bud was a loving husband and family man. Among his many talents he built homes and helped all of his children with their construction projects. He adored making stacks and stacks of pancakes, grilling hamburgers, roasting turkey dinner for all the family, as well as entertaining friends. He loved cars and finances and spent his entire business life in the auto business.
For many fine years he was general manager of Reynolds Olds, Cadillac and Subaru in Ft. Collins, Colorado retiring as an “automotive accountant” as he liked to say.
His other hobbies included flying his airplane, boating on the “river” in Nebraska and Lake Loveland and camping/traveling around the country in their motor home.
Bud is survived by his wife, Rose Mary, children Dori (Bill) Fitzgerald, Bob (Versa) Mooney, Marlene (Martin) Poole, Rita (Ken) Chandler, Debbie (Dave) Munter, all of Colorado; his sister, Mary Bartlett of Bellevue, Nebraska; his brother, George Mooney of Centennial, Colorado; 11 grandchildren, Jenna Starling, Neotha Leslie, Shawna Shearer, Ashley DeKam, Christy McGinn, Katie Meirath, Heather Kahler, Ben Mooney, Michael Mooney, Monica Chandler and Ryan Chandler; six great grandchildren, Rylee Starling, Kylie McGinn, Owen Leslie, Avery, Miles and Nolan Shearer.
Bud was preceded in death by a son, John and his sister Jeri.
Memorials may be made to Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado. pathways-care.org and/or National Parkinson’s Foundation parkinsons.org.

Raymond Haskin

April 28, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Raymond Haskin
1928 —2016
Raymond C. Haskin, 88 of Elgin, NE passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Seward, NE.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Burial followed at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin. Visitation was Mon-day at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Raymond Charles Haskin, son of Elmer Francis and Bertha Louise (Schultz) Haskin, was born January 19, 1928 at Creighton, NE. He attended rural Dist. 21 and 24 schools in Knox county and Creighton High School. He farmed with his father for eight years before joining the US Army in January 1952 and after serving his country, was honorably discharged in December 1953.
On October 27, 1951, Ray married Rena Maxine Brandt at O’Neill, NE. Following his discharge from the Army, they lived and farmed near Royal, Verdigre, and northeast of Creighton, before moving to Antelope County in 1959.
They farmed near Oakdale and later Park Center until 1967 when Ray began driving a milk truck for the Farmers Coop for the next 16 years.
In 1983, he began driving propane truck for Ward’s in Elgin until retiring in 1993.
He is survived by his five children: Roger Haskin & wife Carol of of Lincoln; Susan Beard of Blair; Terry Haskin of Seward; Alan Haskin & wife Kim of Seward; Kay Heins & husband Robbie of Wilsey, KS; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews, other relative and friends.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rena in 2008; sons: Tommy and Ron Haskin; grandson Logan Haskin; great-grandson Hudson Springer; four sisters and two brothers.

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