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William Evans

December 10, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

William Evans
1946 — 2015
William C. “Bill” Evans, 69 of Elgin, NE passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Albion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a 7:00 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.
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William Charles Evans, only child of Garness and Hedwig (Preusser) Evans, was born July 12, 1946 at Norfolk, NE. After his father’s death in 1961, Bill and his mother moved to Omaha, NE where he was raised with the help of his aunt and uncle, Mae and Harve Heaston. He attended high school at Creighton Prep, graduating in 1964. He went on to college at Creighton University earning a business degree in 1969, and began working for Postal Finance in Norfolk, NE.
On April 24, 1971, Bill married Patricia Ann Henn at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville, NE. To this union six children were born: Amy, Andrew, Mathew, Robert, Brian, and James. The couple moved to Lincoln, Omaha, Sioux City and back to Omaha where Bill continued his career with Postal Finance until moving to Elgin, NE in 1981. Bill purchased Ray’s Service from Ray Dinslage, operating it as Bill’s Service until suffering a heart attack in 1994. He sold the business and worked at various jobs as his health would allow, helping take care of his mother Hallie who passed away in 1999.
Bill also served as the Mayor of Elgin from 1985-2010.
In more recent years, he spent time helping his son Robbie in his business by running for parts.
Bill enjoyed spending time at the Green Valley Ranch west of Elgin and loved watching tornados and storms. He was a member of St. Boniface Church in Elgin and the Elgin Young Men’s Club, spending many weekends taking his sons to haul, set up, and tear down the group’s large stage for various communities’ events. He also enjoyed 5:00 Social Hour, but most of all, he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his six children: Amy (Lynn) Selting of Elgin, NE; Andy (Ashley) Evans and Matt (PJ) Evans, both of Norfolk, NE; Robbie Evans, Brian (Abby) Evans, Jay (Kristen) Evans, all of Elgin, NE; and 16 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Allyson and Michael Selting; Paula, Ashley, Hunter, Sierra, Kayden and Rylee Evans; Ashton, Gage and Madyson Evans; Libby and Victoria Evans; Harper and Jackson Evans.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his aunt and uncle, Mae and Harve Heaston.

Florence Stahl

November 11, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Florence Stahl
1943 —2015
Florence Stahl, 72 of Norfolk, NE passed away Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Norfolk.
Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, with burial at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin. Visitation will be 2:00-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Florence Stahl, daughter of Henry and Julia (Martinez) Sandoval, was born October 15, 1943 at Billings, MT. She moved with her family to Taos, NM where she lived much of her younger years.
Flo met Louis Samuel Stahl and moved to a farm near Oakdale, NE where they lived and raised their three children. The couple married on July 20, 1995 at Yankton, SD.
They moved to Norfolk due to Sam’s health and he passed away in 2004.
Flo is survived by three children: Valerie (Dennis) Lewchuk of Norfolk; Victoria Stahl of Lincoln; Jessie Stahl of Omaha; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sam and one brother Richard Sandoval.

Charlotte Schumacher

October 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Charlotte Schumacher
1926 — 2015
Charlotte F. (Bennett) Schumacher, age 88, of Wabasha, MN, died Monday, October 12, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Nursing Home in Wabasha surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 29, 1926 in Neligh, NE, the daughter of William and Alma (Peterson) Bennett. She grew up in nearby Elgin, NE. Charlotte taught country school prior to her marriage to Delbert Schumacher. They were married June 4, 1946 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. Delbert was a dairy farmer. The family moved to Dumfries, rural Wabasha in 1957, where he continued his farming practice. Charlotte helped on the farm and she was a homemaker. She and Delbert moved into Wabasha in 1998 when he retired.
She was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also an active volunteer with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary and she was a past member of the Wabasha Library Board. Charlotte was a kind friend, a thoughtful letter writer and the baker of the world’s best cookies. She loved card playing, bowling and her Monday morning coffee group. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Charlotte was a loving wife to Delbert and a wonderful mother to Sharon (Denis) LaComb, Apple Valley, MN, Roger (Kathy) Schumacher, Eden Prairie, MN, Marla (John) Simmet, Woodbury, MN and Wayne (Barb) Schumacher, New Richmond, WI; a grandmother to 13 and a great-grandmother to 21. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert and her brother, Kenneth Bennett.
A funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Kellogg, MN with the Reverend Monsignor Robert Meyer officiating. Interment will follow in St. Felix Cemetery in Wabasha. Casket bearers will be Brita, April and Rebecca Schumacher, Amy LaComb, Melanie McMahon, Amber, Kim and Jennie Poppovich and Lynsey Simmet. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Friday from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and they may call at the church on Saturday one hour before the Mass.
The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Brandl

October 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Ruby Brandl
1917 — 2015
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ruby C. Brandl, age 98, of Elgin, was held Monday morning, October 12, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating.
Graveside Services were held that afternoon at Park Center Cemetery west of Elgin.
Visitation was Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill.
Ruby passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 7, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in O’Neill.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
She is survived by her two children; Fran Baum and husband Dave, of Elgin, and Albert Brandl and wife Ardis of Fargo, ND, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight brothers and sisters, and three half-brothers. Ruby was born on July 26, 1917, in Breslau, NE, to William and Mary (Haba) Jeffrey. She married Edwin Brandl on November 13, 1936; to this union two children were born - Fran and Albert.  Edwin passed away on May 9, 2005, after 68 years of marriage. Ruby was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Elgin V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Rosella Paul

September 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Rosella Paul
1914 — 2015
Rosella Catherine Lodge Paul was born three miles north and east of Elgin on the Kirkman farm, on June 25, 1914. She passed away in Portland, OR in the evening of September 19, 2015 at the age of 101.  The cause of her death was simple old age.  She was the 7th of 12 children of James and Alice Lodge and was the last of her generation to pass on. She survived all her siblings and their spouses and some nieces and nephews.  She is survived by her three children: Marilyn Forman of Vancouver, WA; Rick Paul of Gresham, OR; and Peggy Cole of Sparks, NV.  Her eldest son, Ron of Vancouver WA, predeceased her by two years. She has eight biological grandchildren and seven step grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great, great grand daughter, named for her.
The Lodge family moved to Park Center area, 10 and ½ miles west of Elgin when Rose was eight years old.  There Rose attended the one room school until the 10th grade.  She then boarded in Elgin to go to High School for two years, graduating with the class of 1932.  She took one year post high school work to earn a teaching certificate.  She taught one year, and decided that was not for her.  She pitched (southpaw for the Elgin women’s semi-pro soft ball team), worked as a waitress in Fremont, before returning to Elgin.
Rose married Max Paul of Elgin on January 12, 1937 at St. John’s in Deloit, NE. They farmed in the Elgin area until 1941, when they went to Buffalo, N.Y. arriving there on the evening of Dec. 6, 1941. Max worked at Curtis Airplane factory, until his health demanded they return to Nebraska. The family again farmed initially on the Lodge farm, then the Dwell farm. In March 1950 the Paul family moved to Oregon. Initially working on a farm in Coquille, then in mill work in Coos Bay.  Rose was a farm wife and stay at home mom until 1955, when she went to work part-time for a small grocery store, working three days a week. She continued that for over 20 years.
In her retirement years she volunteered; election board, visiting nursing homes to write letters for others, driving for seniors, and keeping active in her church. She did travel to grandkid ball games and attended lots of weddings. She remained active until her 93rd year, when she fell and broke her hip, which ended her independence. She then moved to Gresham to be cared for by Rick and family. She moved to residential care in January 2011 and there lived her final years.  She remained active until two years ago, when senile dementia dominated her life.
A mass of the dead was said on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10 am in St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Coos Bay.  Rose will be interned at Sunset Memorial Cemetery next to Max.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coos Bay Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice in Rose’s name or to Catholic Charties.

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