October 16, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Mabel A. Wirges
1918 — 2013
Mabel A. Wirges, 94, formerly of Petersburg, NE passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Linden Court nursing home in North Platte, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 7, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, NE, with Rev. Stan Schmit officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
Mabel Agnes Wirges, daughter of John and Anna (Schwabe) Zwingman, was born December 15, 1918 at Petersburg, NE. She attended St. John’s Catholic School, Boone County District #51 and St. John Berchman’s Catholic School in Raeville, NE. Following school she helped her parents on the farm.
She married John Bernard Wirges on August 13, 1945 at St. Bonaventure Church in Raeville.
They farmed and raised livestock east of Petersburg until they moved into Petersburg in October 1982. In April 2003, they moved to Centennial Park in North Platte, NE. In 2009, she entered Linden Court in North Platte, and it was there that she passed away on September 28, 2013.
Mabel was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Petersburg where she was a member of the Christian Mothers and also served as a Circle Leader.
Besides helping John farm, she also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery work and quilting. She also enjoyed quilting for other people. Her children and grandchildren will always remember her through the beautiful quilts, crocheted afghans and embroidered pieces that she made for them.
Mabel is survived by her children: Margaret “Meg” Kirkland of North Platte and Larry (Joanie) Wirges of Petersburg; seven grandchildren and three great-grandsons: Clint (Amy) Kirkland of Roca, NE; Debra (Eric) Houser, Austin and Tanner of Kearney; Amy (Brandon) Dorenbach, Brooke (DeMon) Wimes and Quentin; Shayna (James) Poulsen; Whitney Wirges, all of Lincoln; and Drew Wirges of Petersburg; two sisters: Esther Petsche and Dolores Majerus, both of Petersburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John in 2003; son-in-law: Kraig Kirkland; two brothers-in-law: Lawrence Petsche and Edward Majerus.
Marcella E. Kamphaus, 76 formerly of Raeville, NE, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church at Raeville, NE with Rev. Bernard Starman officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin, NE and 6:30-7:30 at the church in Raeville, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service.
Maynard L. Pelster
1951 - 2013
Maynard L. Pelster, 61 of Cedar Rapids, NE, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at Bryan LGH-West in Lincoln.
A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Inurnment will follow at the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Maynard Louis Pelster, Jr., son of Maynard Louis and Ione Josephine (Hoefer) Pelster, was born December 10, 1951 at Tilden, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, attended school at Wheeler County District #3, through the eighth grade, attended St. Boniface High School and graduated from Pope John High School in 1970. He attended college at Rapid City, SD before taking the manager position at the Vince Kirby ranch near Chadron. He returned to Wheeler County in 1975 to work for the Dick Corkle ranch.
On May 5, 1981, Maynard married Sandra Marie (Cheatum) Cameron at Neligh, and through this marriage, gained four stepsons: Sean, Matt, Adam and Josh Cameron. They lived in Wheeler County and were blessed with one daughter, Brooke. They moved to Elgin in 1983 and Maynard began working for Petersburg Locker as a meat processor. He and Sandee divorced in 1990. He lived near Cornlea, NE for a couple of years while working at the Humphrey Locker, before returning to Elgin. When the Petersburg Locker closed, he took a job on the Milton Odvody Ranch in Wheeler County. In 2007, he took a job in Wausa, NE at the Locker, and in 2009 became co-owner of the Cedar Rapids Locker in Cedar Rapids.
Maynard was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Mid-States Rodeo Association. He enjoyed rodeo, horses, reading and occasionally watching westerns. He loved his work, and spent a lot of time experimenting and developing new and tasty recipes for the sausages, jerky, bacon, and other meats he sold.
He is survived by his daughter: Brooke Pelster-Hess and husband Kody Hess of Stanton, NE; two granddaughters: Haley and Maya Hess of Stanton, NE; one brother: Mark (Julie) Dwyer of Bartlett, NE; three sisters: Maureen O’Donnell of Eau Claire, WI; Cammy (Larry) Abbey of Elk Point, SD; Donna Finkral of Norfolk, NE; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Paul Dwyer, and brother Henry “Hank” Pelster.
Fred H. Nolze
1918 — 2013
Funeral Services for Fred H. Nolze age 94 of Clearwater, NE were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE with Pastor Fay Hubbard, Officiating.
Music was provided by Carol Thiele, Organist and Curtis Bolling, Soloist. Burial was in the Clearwater Cemetery with Military Rites by Clearwater American Legion Post #267.
Pallbearers were Brian Dixon, Craig Dixon, Jordon Kerkman, Justin Kerkman, Chris Uttecht, Jeremiah Nolze, Jared Nolze, Jarrod Long, Eric Doerr, and Luke Wescott.
Honorary Pallbearers were Dwaine Filsinger, Leo Starman, “Glenn” Buster Wolfe, Gary Miller, Earl Foster, Gerald Friedrich, Roy Klabenes, and Chuck Luedke.
Visitation was 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater.
Fred passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Neligh, Ne.
Fred Henry Nolze was born on October 12, 1918 to Ernie and Edith (Graham) Nolze at Clearwater, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at the Church of Christ. Fred attended school in Clearwater and graduated with the Class of 1937.
He then attended University of Nebraska Lincoln for 2 years on a basketball scholarship. He played baseball for the National Rifle Association which is now The Anaheim Angels for several years. On May 31, 1941 he was united into marriage to Shirley DePue in O’Neill, NE.
Fred then enlisted in the United States Navy on July 26, 1944. He was discharged on February 28, 1946. After returning from the service of WWII, Fred farmed and purchased Clearwater Implement and John Deere Dealerships in Clearwater and Nolze Implement in Neligh.
He operated these dealerships for many years until retiring and continued farming.
Fred enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, farming, and family.
He was a member of Clearwater American Legion, United Methodist Church, Clearwater Village Board, and School Board.
In 2011, Fred received the “Ag Family Year Award” from the Farm Bureau at the Nebraska State Fair.
He is survived by dearest friend, Caroline Jaeke. Daughter, Rochelle and husband Bill Dixon of Clearwater, NE. Son, Rick and wife Toni Nolze of Clearwater, NE. 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents and wife, Shirley. Siblings: Chi, Clarence, and Everett Nolze, and Elsie Lander.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Alvin S. Schrage
1924 — 2013
Alvin S. Schrage, 89 of Elgin, NE, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, NE, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating, and interment followed in the parish cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. wake service
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface School, and Pope John High School. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
Alvin Stephen Schrage, son of Stephen and Philomena (Liekhus) Schrage, was born June 2, 1924 at Elgin, NE. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface and Elgin High Schools and graduated in 1942. He farmed with his father until entering the US Navy in May 1944 and served his country until being honorably discharged in May 1946. He returned to Elgin, NE and resumed farming on his parents’ farm.
On August 17, 1953, Al married Mary Helen Fritz at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE. They lived on the family farm near Elgin, NE where they were blessed with three children: Deb, Sherri and Mark. Al continued living on the farm until moving to town in 1987.
He continued his time working around the farm, referring to himself as a “suitcase farmer”.
Al entered the Golden Living Center in Neligh in January 2013, and passed away there on September 25, 2013 at the age of 89.
Al enjoyed farming, raising cattle, playing cards, reading, learning about history, hunting for arrowheads and Indian artifacts, traveling with life long friends Ray and Leora Dinslage, and most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin. He was a former member of the Cedar Township Board and the St. Boniface Parish Council.
Al is survived by his wife Mary Helen of Elgin, NE; three children: Deb (Kyle) Warren of Elgin, NE; Sherri (Dave) Peterson of Norfolk, NE; Mark (Brenda) Schrage of Elgin, NE; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother: Urban (Celine) Schrage of Salinas, CA ; two sisters-in-law: Juan Hoefer of Elgin, NE; Dorothy Schrage of Red Oak, IA; one brother-in-law: Paul (Joan) Fritz of Owensboro, KY; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Terry Zegers; grandson Andrew Peterson; six brothers: Hubert, Clarence, Gilbert, Wilfred and Art; a sister: Philomena Lee: sisters-in-law: Annabel Schrage, Margaret Schrage and Joanie Fritz; brothers-in-law: Leonard Hoefer and Robert Lee.