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Sharon Henkenius

February 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Sharon Henkenius
1958 — 2015
Sharon Marie Henkenius, 56, of Grand Island, previously of Norfolk, died Friday, February 13, 2015 in Grand Island.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Reverend Ross Burkhalter officiating.  Inurnment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services, at the church.  Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences by be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Sharon was born March 27, 1958, in Elgin to Donald and Shirley (Sehi) Henkenius.
Survivors include her daughter, Jessica (Erik) Nawrocki of Omaha; her parents, Don and Shirley Henkenius of Elgin; brothers, Larry Henkenius and Don Jr. (Jenny) Henkenius, both of Elgin; sisters, Patricia (Duane) Ohlrich of Columbus, Linda (John) Nadolski of Valentine, Mary (Robert) Bauer of Elgin, Diane (Kasey) Landers of Abilene, KS and Janet (Burt) Dozler of Elgin; two, almost three grandchildren, Kade, Kole and Keegan Nawrocki; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Irene Henkenius; her maternal grandparents, William and Hilda Sehi, and a brother, Edward.
Sharon received her education in Elgin and Neligh, graduating from Neligh High School. You always knew where you stood with Sharon.
Her approach was basic and straight forward.
She enjoyed crafts and her family were recipients of her many quilts.
Sharon also loved to cook and could whip up enough fried chicken to feed the neighborhood.

Geraldine Koskovich

February 5, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Geraldine Koskovich
1941 — 2015
Geraldine (Jeri) Koskovich (Mooney), 73, passed away January 26, 2015.
She was born December 4, 1941 in Elgin, Nebraska to Jack and Rose Mooney.
She was survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth, sons John, Daniel and Charles and their families including seven grandchildren. Jeri was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
A great cook and friend to everyone, Jeri always had goodies to eat, fantastic dinners and loved entertaining. She also enjoyed golfing, decorating and simply spending time with friends.
If not busy taking care of us all in Castle Pines, Colorado, she and Ken relaxed and enjoyed time at their second home in San Jacinto, California.
She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A Rosary was held Thursday January 29, 2015 at Horan McConaty Funeral Home in Centennial, Colorado.
The funeral mass was held Friday January 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm,  St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church located at 8035 South Quebec Street in Centennial, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Porter Hospice in Jeri’s honor.

David Peters

January 30, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

David Peters
1961 — 2015
David W. Peters 53, of Albion, formerly of Elgin, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his home.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Elgin with Rev. Michael Davis and Revs. Ray and Mary Avidano officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date. Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin.
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David Wayne Peters, son of Kenneth and Norma (Swanson) Peters, was born May 13, 1961 at Tilden, NE. He attended Elgin Public Schools, graduating from Elgin High School in 1979.
Dave married Cristi Lee Allen on December 12, 1993 at the Plantation House in Elgin.
They lived in Albion before moving to Kearney and Columbus each for two years, and then back to Albion in 1998. Dave worked a variety of jobs including farming, but driving trucks was his passion. Since the mid 80’s, he has been an independent truck driver, hauling for Behlen Manufacturing for 15 years and more recently for Danielski Farms of Valentine.
Dave was a member of the UCC Congregational Church in Albion and also attended the United Methodist Church in Elgin.
He is survived by his wife Cristi of Albion, step-daughter Cassandra (Issac) Sager of Chadron; step-son: Danny Ridder and friend Malinda of Norfolk; two step-grandchildren: Shaela Ridder and Averyille Sager of Chadron; his mother: Norma Peters; three sisters: Gwen Koinzan, Noreen Weidner and Jean Peters all of Elgin; sister-in-law Rita Peters of Omaha; mother-in-law and step-father-in-law: Barb and Merland Clark of Kearney; father-in-law: Tom Allen (Becky Moyer) of Omaha; sister-in-law: Cheri (Clint) Weber of Baggs, WY, along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers: Myron and Gaylen, and one nephew, Riley Weber.

Jeri (Mooney) Koskovich Passes, Burial On Friday

January 29, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

romania-195-3Geraldine (Jeri) Koskovich (Mooney) 73, passed away January 26, 2015. She was born December 4, 1941 in Elgin Nebraska to Jack and Rose Mooney. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth, sons John, Daniel and Charles and their families including seven grandchildren Jeri was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. A great cook and friend to everyone Jeri always had goodies to eat, fantastic dinners and loved entertaining. She also enjoyed golfing, decorating and simply spending time with friends. If not busy taking care of us all in Castle Pines Colorado, she and Ken relaxed and enjoyed time at their second home in San Jacinto, California. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A Rosary will be held Thursday January 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm at Horan McConaty Funeral Home, which is located at 5303 E County Line Road in Centennial Colorado.
The funeral mass will be held Friday January 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm,  St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church located at 8035 South Quebec Street in Centennial, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Porter Hospice in Jeri’s honor.

Mary Helen Schrage

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Mary Helen Schrage
1932 — 2015
Mary Helen Schrage, 82 of Elgin, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, with Rev. Ross Burk-halter offici-ating. Interment followed at the parish cemetery.
Huffman-Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface School and Pope John Central Catholic School. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.
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Mary Helen Schrage, daughter of Albert & Ann (Overmohle) Fritz was born on March 3, 1932 at Elgin, NE.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Church, attended St. Boniface High School and graduated in 1949.
After graduation, Mary Helen worked Monday’s in the office of the Elgin Livestock Commission and part-time at the 2 x 4 Café.
On August 17, 1953, Mary Helen married Alvin Schrage at the St. Boniface Church in Elgin.  They lived on the family farm near Elgin where they were blessed with three children:  Deb, Sherri and Mark.  They moved to town in 1987.
Mary Helen relocated to the Willows in Neligh, in July of 2013.
She entered the Golden Living Center in July of 2014, where she passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
Mary Helen loved farming with Al, quilting and sewing, playing cards, traveling with life-long friends Ray and Leora Dinslage and singing in the choir.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-children and having tea parties with them.
She was a loving and tender caregiver to Al during his illness.
Mary Helen was a lifetime member of St. Boniface Church, a former member of the Choir, St. Boniface Christian Mothers and the Domestic Arts Club.
She is survived by her children: Deb (Kyle) Warren of Elgin, NE; Sherri (Dave) Peterson of Norfolk, NE, Mark (Brenda) Schrage of Elgin; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister: Juan Hoefer of Elgin, one brother: Paul (Joan) Fritz of Owensboro, KY, one brother & sister in-law Urb & Celine Schrage of Salinas, CA and sister-in-law Dorothy Schrage of Red Oak, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mary Helen was preceded in death by her husband Alvin, son-in-law Terry Zegers; grandson Andrew Peterson; brother-in-laws: Hubert, Clarence, Gilbert, Wilfred, &  Art Schrage, Leonard Hoefer and Robert Lee, sister-in-laws Philomena Lee, Annabel Schrage, Margaret Schrage and Joanie Fritz

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